What time does the Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree DLC release?

The hatching of Shadow of the Erdtree marks the one and only DLC for Elden Ring. As befits a game that’s virtually impossible to navigate without manuals, the DLC’s release time is also somewhat byzantine, with a staggered rollout depending on where you live and what platform you’re playing on.

Here’s when Elden Ring‘S Shadow of the Erdtree DLC will be released in your time zone.

Shadow of the Erdtree release time: When will the Elden Ring DLC ​​release?

The release time for Elden Ring varies depending on the platform you play on.

Elden Ring DLC ​​PlayStation and Xbox release time

Image: FromSoftware/Bandai Namco

On PlayStation and Xbox, Shadow of the Erdtree will go live midnight local time on Friday, June 21 in most regions around the worldaccording to an image posted on social media by developer FromSoftware.

The exception is the United States where, once it’s midnight local time on the East Coast, the DLC will go live on console nationwide (meaning those of you on the West Coast will be able to play on June 20 from 9pm PDT).

Elden Ring DLC ​​PC Release Time

Meanwhile, on Windows PC, Shadow of the Erdtree launches midnight CEST on Friday, June 21 all over the world at the same time. This is when that is in your time zone:

  • 3pm PDT on June 20th off the west coast of North America
  • 6:00 PM EDT on June 20 off the east coast of North America
  • 11pm BST on June 20 for Great Britain
  • 12:00 CEST for Western Europe / Paris
  • 7am JST on May 30 for Tokyo

What can you expect from Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree DLC

As described in Polygon’s Shadow of the Erdtree preview and first impressions, the DLC is fundamentally “more Elden Ring.” For the most part, that means: vast dungeons, brutal enemies, and a huge sense of discovery.

For starters, according to our preview, the expansion is significantly more difficult than the base game. There are new types of collectibles in the mix (including power-ups called Scadutree Fragments). Narrative, Shadow of the Erdtree focuses on Miquella, who you may know as the brother of Malenia, one of the base game’s most infamous boss fights.

We’re only just getting ready, but if you’re still preparing for the expansion, check out our guides on how to get access Shadow of the Erdtree and how to prepare for the DLC. You’ll have to defeat at least Radahn and Mohg – about two-thirds of the players not finished. Good luck!