Oh wow, you can see the Giants Forge at the beginning of Elden Ring

I will never lose sight of it

It’s been long enough since I’ve finished Elden ring that I don’t remember a lot of the controls, which is a good place for me – it means that sooner or later I’ll be able to look back at the game with relatively fresh eyes. Having passed it, I’m looking forward to playing at a slower pace again, and a recent discovery shared on Reddit got me even more excited.

For those of you who aren’t done yet Elden ring Let’s just say that there is a certain important late-game area that can be spotted early on. It’s one of those things that’s easy to miss, even if you know what you’re looking for and the full context.

There is so much to see at the First Step – it’s your first real chance to appreciate the scale Elden ring — and it’s easy to instantly head in a certain direction without fully processing the view. From the start, the Radiant Earth Tree dominates the landscape, Castle Stormveil also stands out, and the Wandering Tree Warden calls your name. But there’s another notable sight to cling to if you look closely.

I had to jump into a new save and see it for myself – sure enough, it was always there.

**Spoilers below**

So, as it turns out, the Giants Forge is visible from the start Elden ring.

This find (recently shared by Reddit user icreievryteim) has surfaced online before, and without someone else to point it out, I would never have figured it out on my own. No way. It’s a small but impactful detail that I appreciate Elden ring even more.

Over 400 hours into the game and I just noticed that we can see the Giant Forge from the very beginning of the Elden Ring

That’s the beauty of a meticulous open world.

While the genre has become bloated and often all too familiar, in the right hands it can still inspire some memorable moments. And speaking of amazing backdrops if you’ve played Elden ring but never experienced Dark Souls IIIyou have to go back

It’s wild to think about everything I’ve been through to get from Step One to Giant’s Forge. Did…did anyone else jump to their deaths excitedly? Oops.

If I commit to going through fully Elden ring again, i need to slow down a lot and enjoy it, that much i know. That’s going to be difficult in a booted state where things need to go fast, so rolling a measly new character seems like the ideal way to get the freshest experience.

Now that the dust has settled and the community has put a lot of effort into finding every bit of intrigue, I’m sure I’ll notice a lot of things that I missed the first time.

We are halfway through 2022 and it will be difficult to top this game.

Jordan Devore

Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random images. They are anything but random.