How to Access Elden Ring DLC Shadow of the Erdtree, Can't Interact With the Hand

If you’re unsure how to access the Elden Ring DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree, don’t worry — you’re not alone. Many players have reported that even after downloading the latest patch, they still cannot access the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC because they can’t interact with the hand. This guide aims to help you with the additional steps you need to take. We will provide detailed instructions on what you need to do to ensure you can successfully access and enjoy the new DLC content. So, if you’re experiencing difficulties, keep reading our guide how to start Elden Ring DLC Shadow of the Erdtree.

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How to access Elden Ring DLC and start Shadow of the Erdtree
How to access Elden Ring DLC and start Shadow of the Erdtree

How to Access Elden Ring DLC

As you may be aware, accessing the Shadow of the Erdtree content involves a separate entry point that teleports you directly there, rather than being integrated into the main game world. This entry point is a cocoon, or more precisely, the dangling arm connected to it. This specific location can be found within the battlefield where you encounter the Mohg, Lord of Blood boss. Additionally, it’s important to note that before you can access this DLC, you must first defeat both the Mohg and Radahn bosses in the game.

Can’t interact with the hand – How to Start Shadow of the Erdtree

However, numerous Xbox players who changed their console’s region to New Zealand to gain early access to the DLC encountered issues accessing Shadow of the Erdtree. But fear not, we’ve discovered a solution for you. Simply navigate to the Microsoft Store option in the main menu and proceed to download it from there. Please note that the DLC is approximately 18GB in size. A special thanks to @reddit user Watermelonyy for providing this helpful explanation.

For Play Station users who can’t interact with the hand, you’ll have to restart the game until the name of the DLC pops up at the bottom right in the main menu. Probably, you’ll have to download the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC again. Big thank you to reddit user @salohgenji for the tip.

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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