Adventurous Elden Ring Player Stumbles Upon Main Story Boss in Out-of-Bounds Exploration!

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A curious Elden Ring player recently stumbled upon the formidable story boss Godfrey, First Elden Lord while venturing beyond the game’s designated boundaries. Elden Ring garnered significant attention upon its release in 2022, quickly becoming a best-seller and earning the prestigious Game of the Year title at the Game Awards 2022. Even notable figures like Elon Musk and WWE superstar Randy Orton delved into the Lands Between, and fans continue to uncover new and intriguing aspects of Elden Ring a year later.

A significant draw of Elden Ring lies in its expansive open-world format, allowing players to explore the Lands Between and progress through the main storyline at their own pace. This freedom has led to players sharing videos of memorable Elden Ring boss encounters, including battles against formidable foes like Radagon, as well as comical encounters with PvP opponents. Some of these Elden Ring moments involve the unavoidable showdown with Godfrey, First Elden Lord, a story boss known for occasionally demonstrating a sense of honour by halting the fight simultaneously with the player.

As it turns out, it is possible to come across Godfrey before his epic boss fight in Elden Ring, but doing so requires venturing beyond the game’s established boundaries. Reddit user nykknot made this discovery while exploring the exterior of a castle at the edge of the Elden Ring game world. After some manoeuvring, they managed to glitch their way through a castle wall, encountering Godfrey in his secondary phase as Hoarah Loux. In this state, Godfrey remains stationary and impervious to nykknot’s attacks, merely standing in anticipation of his eventual battle against the Tarnished.

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Another user explained that Godfrey was strategically placed in an obscure location on the map to avoid the need to load him during the boss fight in Elden Ring. In fact, the glitched room nykknot stumbled upon is reportedly situated directly beneath his boss’s arena. Similar discoveries have been made with other powerful Elden Ring bosses like Radagon and the Elden Beast. Certain Any% speedruns utilize this technique by deloading the arena with zips, causing the bosses to fall into the abyss and enabling the speedrunner to bypass their challenging boss fights altogether.

Games like Skyrim, Dark Souls, and Assassin’s Creed have employed similar methods to streamline loading, as documented in various YouTube videos and shared by Reddit users who uncover these hidden areas using glitches and other exploits. Nykknot’s revelation of encountering Godfrey’s second form while venturing beyond Elden Ring’s usual boundaries serves as a fascinating glimpse into how modern games address loading challenges, allowing players to dive straight into the action.