Twitch streamer beats Elden Ring expansion Shadow of the Erdtree with a dance mat

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Nightmare difficulty: Elden Ring fans have started to "git gud" with the new weapons and gameplay mechanics introduced in the Shadow of the Erdtree expansion. However, a group of highly skilled (and highly patient) players is taking FromSoftware's challenge to the next level. Shadow of the Erdtree is the first expansion created by the Japanese studio FromSoftware for Elden Ring.

The game, which merges the "Soulsborne" formula with a new open-world design, features some challenging boss fights, including the infamous demigod Malenia. SotE has already been purchased by five million players, but FromSoftware was forced to tone down its extreme difficulty level a bit just a few days after the DLC's release. "Traditional" gamers may find Elden Ring and SotE very difficult or even impossible to complete, but streamers and FromSoftware's most loyal fans have turned the ER expansion into a new challenge.



Souls gamers aren't just completing SotE by killing major bosses and the literal god awaiting them at the end of the map; they are doing so while using the most uncomfortable controllers and controller-like devices they can find. Twitch streamer MissMikkaa managed to beat all SotE bosses using her customized dance mat as a controller. The last boss took 52 tries and seven hours of "dance-padding," Mikkaa said, while the entire DLC went down in one week after 325 deaths.

"Gravity" seemingly killed her character the most (69 times). "I hope Miyazaki is proud of me," the streamer said a.