When we speak about modding third-person fantasy RPGs on the PC, you virtually assuredly will begin occupied with the Elder Scrolls collection, and significantly Part V: Skyrim, with its huge library of consumer mods. Those video games have official modding instruments straight from Bethesda, and so they’re in-built such a manner that they are simple to change.

Still, they are not the one video games of this style getting custom-made by intelligent gamers. FromSoftware’s Dark Souls collection has a small-but-dedicated modding group, too. There are your common graphics mods and randomizers, however there are additionally mods like Dark Souls: Daughters of Ash that add all types of customized content material, together with weapons, enemies, new stage geometry, bosses, and extra.

Wait, that is not fairly right… (Dark Souls: Daughters of Ash)

This yr’s mega-hit Elden Ring is nothing if not “open world Dark Souls,” so naturally, of us have taken to modding it, too, and it makes use of an developed model of the identical engine FromSoftware has been utilizing, which implies the mod instruments that folk have developed through the years can merely be tailored for the game’s new options, like mounts. Players have already created some superb mods, like a photomod that permits customized digital camera management and the well-known Seamless Co-Op Mod that removes most limitations to jolly cooperation within the game.

One of probably the most attention-grabbing mods that we have seen from a gameplay perspective is Elden Ring Survival Mode. A somewhat-common characteristic in open world video games is the addition of survival mechanics. Forcing the participant to handle their starvation, thirst, and total bodily health layers on an additional tier of difficulty that may enhance immersion—not that freakin’ Elden Ring wanted to be any more durable. You can see the announcement and a quick trailer under:

The Elden Ring Survival Mod is created by Grimrukh, creator of the aforementioned Daughters of Ash mod for Dark Souls, and it does precisely what it feels like for FromSoftware’s newest epic by including dozens of latest objects to the game. These embrace foodstuffs to sate your starvation and thirst, curatives for region-specific ailments, and crafting supplies to construct and improve weapons. Furthermore, for an additional little bit of immersion, the mod considerably darkens Elden Ring‘s oddly-bright nights to make them extra harmful.

To be clear, this can be a fan-made mod, not a built-in game characteristic. It’s additionally not really out but, though the modder plans to launch it later this night after the premiere stream (by LobosJr on Twitch) ends. We’d control Grimrukh’s “User Files” web page on the Nexus in the event you’re itching to try to combat each monsters and nature to remain alive in The Lands Between.