With less than 24 hours left until the highly anticipated release of Shadow of the Erdtree, it’s disappointing but not surprising that spoilers are already circulating online. What is unexpected, however, is that the spoilers are coming directly from Bandai Namco, the publisher of Elden Ring and its eagerly awaited DLC. The launch trailer for Shadow of the Erdtree has been released, and if you are eager to experience the Land of Shadow without any spoilers, I strongly advise against watching it.

The new trailer, which I won’t provide a link to for your benefit, offers a tantalizing glimpse of what fans can expect in this expansive expansion. I took one for the team and watched it, and I can confirm that it reveals a significant amount of what lies ahead in Shadow of the Erdtree. You might wonder, “What exactly qualifies as a spoiler?” The answer is simple – everything. At this stage, any information or visuals about the expansion before you have the opportunity to play it could potentially spoil your experience. FromSoft games are known for their rich narratives and intricate mechanics, both of which are meant to be discovered by players on their own. Knowing too much about the story or encountering new enemies in advance could diminish the excitement of experiencing those moments firsthand.

If you have already read reviews or watched early trailers for Shadow of the Erdtree, you might not consider avoiding spoilers to be a major concern. However, keep in mind that these sources only scratch the surface of what the expansion has to offer, typically focusing on early portions of the gameplay. According to a social media post from the YouTube channel Writing on Games, the launch trailer contains content that they didn’t encounter until forty hours into the expansion.

As the release of Shadow of the Erdtree draws near, it’s important to remember that the expansion has received positive feedback so far. If you are a fan of Elden Ring, you are likely to appreciate what FromSoftware has created for you. Stay strong for just one more day, refrain from searching for information about the game, and consider muting any potentially spoiler-filled content on social media platforms. By doing so, you can ensure that your journey through the Land of Shadow remains unspoiled and full of surprises.