How many bosses in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree? Devs reveal new fights

Aakash Regmi
An unknown Lion boss in Elden Ring

Elden Ring had a massive catalog of bosses, but what about the upcoming Shadow of the Erdtree expansion? Here are the details on the potential number of bosses in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree. 

After more than a year-long wait, Elden Ring‘s Shadow of Erdtree expansion will be released on June 21. Plenty of details have been shared about the DLC, and it is pretty extensive in terms of scope, with the map size said to be as big as the opening area of Elden Ring, Limgrave. 

It’ll feature plenty of new bosses, and the gameplay trailer for Shadow of the Erdtree provided a short glimpse at some of them. But how many are there exactly? 

Here’s how many bosses are in the upcoming Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree DLC.

shadow of the erdtree map in elden ring
The new area in Shadow of the Erdtree is called Land of Shadow.

How many bosses are there in Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree? 

There will be at least 10 new boss fights in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree but this is all that FromSoftware have said on the matter so far.

This was revealed by Hidetaka Miyazaki in his interview with Eurogamer, who also said that Shadow of the Erdtree will be the “biggest expansion ever” from the developer.

It is unclear whether the 10 new bosses statement is referring to all the bosses, only the major ones, or the combined total of important side and main bosses. You can spot close to five potential major bosses on the gameplay trailer itself, and one of them is already standing out, Messmer the Impaler

Of course, there is a high chance that there are more than just 10 bosses. If you go by sheer number, the base game has 160-plus bosses, but only around two dozen of them are unique or important. So, it is likely that there will be around 10 major bosses in the Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree expansion, with plenty of other smaller and less important bosses scattered around the Land of Shadow. 

We’ll update you whenever we have a definite answer to the question. Until then, for more on Elden Ring, check out: 

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Aakash Regmi is a Games Writer at CharlieIntel and primarily covers Genshin Impact, Call of Duty, and major racing games. Before joining CharlieIntel in July 2023, he wrote for Collider, Hard Drive, DualShockers, and Try Hard Guides. You can contact him at [email protected].