The latest update for Elden Ring finally solves the mystery of Caelid’s Colosseum, unleashing new player versus player options.
Sure, Caelid, Elden Ring’s land of nightmares, is full of monsters who will happily take your head off. There are giant two legged murderdogs, monstrous birds and much more. But it’s also home to the Colosseum, a mysterious building that, until now, has remained unused.
But, out now, the Elden Ring Colosseum update – which is absolutely free – has unlocked that mysterious and rather ominous building, alongside two other Colosseums. You can now, should you feel up for the challenge, take on other players in one-on-one or team-based combat. Hurrah! Or possibly “Aaargh!” depending on how you fare.
But.. hang on, doesn’t Elden Ring (check out our review here) let you invade other players’ games and murder them already? Yes, you could and you still can. But that option is a little chaotic. You could find yourself facing a single player, or several players who have been called into assist them.
The Colosseum is, on the other hand, a more structured take on player vs player combat. Each of the three colosseums offer different combat options which are as follows:
- Limgrave Colosseum: Take on enemies solo or in a team. Those who die can respawn.
- Leyndell Colosseum: Take on another player, without respawning.
- Caelid Colosseum: Both of the above modes, with the option to use spirit ashes.
All these colosseums are unlocked now, providing your copy of Elden Ring has the latest patch. If it doesn’t, just going online should be enough for your PC, PlayStation or Xbox to auto-download it. What’s especially handy is you can set group passwords, so you can exclude random strangers from joining.
The update also adds five new hairstyles though, sadly, not as a reward for defeating your enemies in one of the colosseums. Who wouldn’t want a new hairdo as a grand prize?