Elden Ring Colosseum Arena Matchmaking & Level Scaling

Is there arena matchmaking and level scaling in Elden Ring’s Colosseum PvP mode? Elden Ring patch 1.08 is here! And there, it’s all about PvP battles. There are three new PvP arenas, each with its own rules. However, what about the Colosseum matchmaking? Is there any system, and how does it work? Will you be matched against a player of the same level? Here’s what you need to know.

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Elden Ring PvP Colosseum Matchmaking & Level Scaling
How does Elden Ring Arena Matchmaking Work?

Arena Matchmaking & Level Scaling in Elden Ring Colosseum

The new Colosseum update brings three distinct Colosseum arenas, each with its own set of rules. These PvP arenas are located in Limgrave, Caelid and Leyndell. You can engage in one-on-one duels, 2v2 and 3v3 team matches, and even summon Spirit Ashes to fight for you. There is something for everyone in this new PvP mode, and the best thing is that you can play with your friends. And when you are not playing with (or against) friends, you will be matched with other random players online. However, is this Colosseum matchmaking completely random, or is there some system?

At the moment, Colosseum doesn’t have a ranking system, though it is expected Ranks to be implemented very soon. And when it comes to the Colosseum matchmaking, while we can not confirm it, the system is almost certainly there. Matchmaking in the other two multiplayer modes – invasions and duels – is based on character and item upgrade levels. Thus, we can safely assume that FromSoftware will use the same system for the arenas.

Nonetheless, based on our experience with arenas in DS2 and DS3, the Colosseum Matchmaking system will have some leniency. Namely, it will always try to match you against an opponent of approximately the same level. However, if the game is searching for a match for you for too long, it will eventually match you against whoever is available at the time. And that’s all you need to know about the Elden Ring Arena matchmaking system. We will make sure to update the article once we have more information.


Very early in your exploration of Elden Ring world you will find out that you need to prepare your character for different tasks. You'll need to learn how to use Ashes of War, how to two-hand weapons, or use magic spells during the course of your adventures. Many secrets are also waiting for you, such as, a hostile NPC Sellen that doesn't let you see her shop, an invisible man in a bush, or a huge turtle with a bell that lets you duplicate some very important items.


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4 COMMENTS

  1. J
    Jeb

    But it does have a ranking system. The banners at the top of the colosseum menu will change as you win

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    Luis

    I’m level 207 and I have not been able to find a single match, so I assume I’m too overleveled just as in regular pvp, they must have the same system.

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      Michael

      Turn off your password if you have it on. I’m lvl 214 and my dude is 340 and we find matches constantly

    2. C
      cesar

      if you unlock all 3 colosseums you can queue up for all 3 at the same time. ive been getting into games nearly instantly

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