If you think Elden Ring is already perfect, let me tell you, it can be so much better with mods. Memorable games like Elden Ring, Skyrim, Fallout, and Stardew Valley all have an excellent and dedicated modding scene.
Although the Elden Ring modding community is still in its infancy, there already are some very fascinating mods, and a few more are on their way.
Read on, so you can identify the best mods to customize and modify your game for an epic experience.
IMPORTANT: Make sure you DO NOT GO ONLINE with Mods active, or you will get banned.
For Mods like seamless Co-op, you can go online using the Mod’s own separate online system when you launch the game using the executable file provided by the Mod.
Best Mod Loaders
One mod to rule over all your mods, easy as that. You will need a loader that can patch all the mods into your game. The best all-in-one mod loaders for Elden Ring are,
Mod Engine 2
The recommended mod loader for Elden Ring! Most mods are compatible with this Mod engine, and even many modders prefer it.
Although it might have a small learning curve, this mod loader can be your best bet. You will have to get Mod Engine 2 from Github.
Elden Mod Loader
This is the easier Mod Loader and is available in Nexusmods. Same as the one above, put all the .dll mods in a Mods folder, and launch the game from the executable provided by this Mod to load all your mods in a proper sequence.
If you don’t want the Mod to load, remove it from the folder.
Best Multiplayer Mod
Multiplayer Mods breathe a whole new life into games. If you are tired of playing with yourself, play with your friends, it will be more fun.
You know how Elden Ring only allows you to summon your friends in a fixed area and un-summons them as soon as the bosses die. Well, say goodbye to that.
With Seamless Co-op Mod, play with your friends through the whole game of Elden Ring seamlessly.
You can play together or split up, all in the same world. Kill the bosses together or split up and kill them separately.
It is one of the best multiplayer mods for Elden Ring out there.
Best Total Overhaul Mods
Would you like to have access to new weapons, a shiny set of armor, New Locations, or the ability to turn into a fighter jet and kill all bosses from above? If your answer is yes, you will get all that in this list of Total Overhaul Mods.
Elden Ring Reforged
Reforged brings balance changes, difficulty options, QoL changes, new game mechanics, and much more. It even has its own Wiki. The best features Elden Ring Reforged offers are,
- You can resurrect and fight the boss you want again and again.
- A bestiary and lots of new stuff (spells, collectibles, etc.)
- Better hitboxes so you don’t die when hit by air.
- Better in-game camera dynamics.
- Deflects and Fortunes, new in-game mechanics. And much more.
You can find out a lot more about the mod in Nexusmods.
Elden Ring Reborn
As the name says, Elden Ring Reborn is the second incarnation of Elden Ring. Every aspect of the game has been touched on in this overhaul mod.
The developers have put over 1200 hours into making this the perfect overhaul mod for Elden Ring. The features this mod brings to the table are,
- Whole new class system from the very beginning.
- Massive world changes add much more to locations and action.
- The Devs have retouched almost every item in the game and expanded on their use.
- A bounty of new stuff and balancing changes.
Elden Ring Dark Moon
The Elden Ring Dark Moon is a mod that revolves around a vast overhaul in the combat and fashion aspect of Elden Ring.
They have added a PvE arena with awesomely replayable stages with variations of enemies.
You can complete the stages to get prize coins which can be used to buy more good-looking stuff. And there are bonus features,
- A complete overhaul in the fashion aspect of the game.
- Bloodborne style movement and fluidity to combat.
- New items, weapons, classes, merchants, and new game mechanics.
- A lot of QoL changes.
Garden of Eyes
This is one of the most interesting mods in Elden Ring. The changes this mod offers are so overwhelming that Elden Ring will feel like a different game.
Imagine playing as a tank or fighter jet, and even more, take a gun into the knife fight. The features this mod offers are unbelievable, and too many to list down. But the most notable ones are as follows,
- 20+ new polished weapons, 30+ new armor, and 15 new spells.
- Brand new horses you can ride and more riding mechanics.
- New bosses to defeat and new enemies. You can fight “Let Me Solo Her,” the guy who has defeated Malenia 1000+ times.
- Get your own Serosh, the lion shadow of Godfrey who hangs on your back.
- New customization options to make your character almost anything you want.
The Garden of Eyes Mod is not freely available, but you will see many YouTubers and Garden of Eyes himself playing this mod. Go check them out and see if it’s the mod for you.
Best QoL Mods
Elden Ring doesn’t really make your life easy. Even if it is the latest of the Fromsoft games, sometimes, the formula they use in their games can be frustrating.
You will often stumble onto an item with a description that is too open-ended and easily misunderstood.
Even more annoying are those moments when we have no idea where the huge boss enemy is attacking us from, as the game is determined to point the camera toward other useless stuff.
To fix that, find the mods listed below,
Detailed Item Description
Elden Ring is a vague game, it’s like the mysterious person you have fallen for without knowing anything about them.
The game and its obscure mechanics can be better understood by tearing down all these secrets and mysteries so we can see everything in plain exact numbers. This informative mod is exactly for that. It brings everything, all the hidden info about items and equipment, in plain sight.
Pause the Game
Yep, with this mod, you can easily pause the game, go to the washroom, make a sandwich, maybe get some beverage from your refrigerator, call your mom, and then resume the game. That fixes so many things at once, doesn’t it?
Fix the Camera
No longer is the camera an additional enemy or the hidden main boss during every fight. Use this mod and fix the broken in-game camera and experience the better version of Elden Ring.
Adjust the Field of View
Same as the camera fix mod. If you think you are looking at your character from way too close, or if you play on a big screen and want more to look at. This is the mod for you.
Erd Tools CPP
This lightweight QOL-focused mod adds some very sought-after features. The most important are listed below,
- Open the map during the battle.
- A brand new poise health meter.
- Auto pick up loot and much more.
Best Graphics and Photography Mods
Elden Ring is a beautiful game, with the breathtaking sights of Liurnia, the impeccable architecture of the Royal Capital Leyndell, the grandeur of the Haligtree, and the mystique of Crumbling Farum Azula. There’s so much more.
Now imagine all that can look drastically better, and you can take photographic screenshots of every epic moment.
The mods up next make all that possible,
Otis_Inf Photo Mod
Get a fully working photography mod for the world of Elden Ring. It can even do a lot more than just give you some photographic shots, like pausing the game, trailing the camera, and even stealth mode so you can get the best shots of in-game enemies.
It is a simple-to-use mod with all the tools you need to see the best views of Elden Ring.
If you want to upgrade the look of the whole game and make it look more photogenic, then this simple mod does that for you with no issues at all.
Use the best cinematic presents to make the glorious world of Elden Ring stand out. This shader mod makes Elden Ring look intensely beautiful without removing anything from your game performance.
Best Game Data Editors
If you are savvy with the modding scene and want the complete freedom to change everything in the game, then these two mods will help with that. You can even become a modder yourself if need be.
This is the definitive modding tool used for most Fromsoft games. Using this tool, you can edit the map, change the game parameters and add your own stuff to the game.
This isn’t for the casual modders. It is a powerful tool with a steep learning curve that lets you edit the complete features of the game, that is if you know how to use it. Find this tool in Github.
Elden Ring Ultimate Cheat Engine Table (Best Table)
This massive tool is something you will need to learn to use if you are trying to create content for Elden Ring.
The base game of Elden Ring is limited by many factors, with things locked behind questlines and game progress, one-time drop items, and a tedious system to accomplish tasks.
To start, you will need to get the Cheat Engine and put in the latest Cheat Engine Table, then, you can load anything and everything you want into the game. Even some items that don’t exist in the current game version.
Additionally, you can use it to build your character and prepare for PvP within 20 minutes of starting a new game. Open the game in the offline mod, use the engine to complete the build in a brand new save, then close all cheats before opening the game from Steam and participating in multiplayer.
Warning: Be careful while doing this, and don’t do anything that will get your account permanently banned.