Elden Ring New Game Plus: How to Start NG+ and What Carries Over

Are you ready to take on the world of Elden Ring again? Find out what New Game+ has to offer!

by Shaun Cichacki


The world that you’ll explore in Elden Ring is massive, with an ever-growing list of things to do and accomplish, and at times, you can feel extremely overwhelmed. Sometimes, feeling overwhelmed may not even be from the quests in your log, but because of your current level of power. If  you’re spending the time grinding, and want to feel like an absolute monster when you complete the game, the option of New Game+ may be exactly what you’re looking for.

What is New Game+, and what benefits does it offer you in the long run? Is it worth the time and effort to make your way through the wicked worlds that you’ve explored once before? Find out in our guide for New Game+, its benefits, and what it means for you.

Elden Ring – New Game+


Once you have experienced the ending of Elden Ring, you’ll be granted a few different options. You can continue exploring the world that you currently inhabit, allowing yourself more time to see sites and continue leveling up your character with your powerful build.

However, if you’re looking for a new challenge, you may be interested in starting up your second journey. What this means, is that you’ll be reborn into the world anew, and you’ll be started over at the beginning of the game. But, you’re more prepared this time around, and you’ll be able to show it.

When starting New Game+, you’ll bring these items along to help you through your new fight;

  • Weapons
  • Armor
  • Magic
  • Talismans
  • Consumable Items
  • Weapon and Summon Upgrade Levels
  • Crafting & Upgrade Materials
  • Character level, and stat attribute upgrades
  • Boss Remembrance Items
  • Gestures & Unlocks
  • Cookbooks and other Crafting Upgrades
  • Flask Level and Flask Upgrades
  • Summon Calling Bell
  • Keepsake
  • Starting Class
  • Map Exploration – However, you’ll need to Rediscover Sites of Grace to Fast Travel between them

So, the list of items that you get to bring back with you upon your return to the world of Elden Ring is quite large. However, some things don’t come along for the ride, such as small cutscenes, like when you get Torrent in your first playthrough.

However, some larger-scale items don’t come over and new challenges that await you. Those are;

  • Great Runes
  • Any Keys found on your Journey
  • Areas that were opened with a key previously are closed and require you to find the keys again
  • Sites of Grace are removed
  • Bell Bearings
  • NPC Quests are Reset
  • Frenzied Flame is Removed
  • Need to wait to Respec your character

Some things do stay the same as the first time around, such as Item placement, NPC side quests, and the like. You’ll also notice that some enemies that may have been a headache to your before will be easier, while some may feel more difficult. The game does a great job with scaling the world around you to your power level, so be sure that you’re ready to take on foes again that may be a bit more difficult than before. You’ll see a much larger increase in the number of Runes that they drop, however, as they also scale that with your newly found power.

There are many reasons to start anew, especially in the world of Elden Ring. New challenges, old faces and so much more, and now you’re more ready than ever to take them on. And, you’ll get to be called Maidenless once more, and fight for your right to survive.

Elden Ring is out now for the PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, and PC.

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