Elden Ring vs. Bloodborne – What’s the Difference?

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Bloodborne has plenty of weapons and items to collect, but it also has quite a few nice places to explore. When compared to Elden Ring, you can’t help but think about the differences between the two games. So, what’s the difference between Elden ring and Bloodborne? Let’s find out!

Introduction To Elden Ring

The name Elden Ring is inspired by Tolkien, as in ‘The Lord of The Rings. In particular, it draws inspiration from Tolkien’s Old English poems about a magical realm called Eldamar. It takes place in an entirely new world. While the gameplay will be heavily rooted in exploration, there will also be a deep storyline woven into your adventures through that world.

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This game features both single-player and co-op gameplay. You can play alone or with up to three other players online. You may have seen a few details already, but we haven’t revealed everything yet – so stay tuned for more info on Elden Ring!

Introduction To Bloodborne

This game is available on PlayStation 4. Set in a grim world ruled by beasts, it’s an action role-playing game with a gothic horror style that was created by FromSoftware, who made Dark Souls. It features melee combat with guns and saw cleavers. It has been praised for its atmosphere, art direction, level design, music, and boss fights.


The story follows players as they journey into a city called Yharnam to fight against a mysterious scourge that is transforming residents into bestial creatures. Its development began in 2009 under the supervision of Hidetaka Miyazaki, who previously directed Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls. He also acted as director for both games and served as a producer alongside Kei Hiraoka.

Difference between Elden ring and Bloodborne

1. The Basics

Both games are Souls-like action RPGs where you fight monsters, learn their attack patterns, and eventually kill them. The similarities mostly end there. Both games take place in dangerous worlds—Elden Ring is set in a world called Gjallarhorn while Bloodborne takes place in Yharnam—but they play completely differently.

In Elden Ring, you’ll explore an open-world map that’s segmented into different areas with different enemies. In Bloodborne, you’ll move through a series of interconnected levels filled with enemies that respawn every time you die or leave the area.

2. Starting Off

You can access Elden Ring when you’ve reached level 20. The plot of Elder Scrolls 6 is yet to be revealed but we do know that it will feature an open-world set in a non-linear progression similar to Bethesda’s past games like Skyrim. As for Bloodborne, you’ll gain access to more content as you progress through its story.

This includes new weapons, armor sets, and areas to explore. However, both titles share one thing in common: they’re both set in dark fantasy worlds with some Lovecraftian influences. Elden Ring may take place on a version of Earth that was created by cosmic beings called Elden who are said to be powerful enough to create entire universes.

3. Progressing Through The Game

If you’re going to compare Elden Ring to From Software’s previous games, progress through it like a typical Souls title. Players will encounter bosses early on that are relatively easy but should require some strategy to beat. There will be upgrades for your shield and weapons, which will allow you to stand up against more difficult enemies later in the game.

Be sure to explore every nook and cranny of each level as well; there are items and other goodies hidden throughout each area that can help you immensely. Once you reach late-game status, though, prepare yourself: The difficulty spikes dramatically at that point, so don’t expect an easy ride from then on out.


In conclusion, both games have amazing stories, characters, and lore. However, their gameplay is completely different. If you liked to hack-and-slash gameplay of Dark Souls and Demon Souls then I think you would like Elden Ring as it’s a hack-and-slash with RPG elements. But if you liked speedier combat than that of Dark Souls then I think you should pick up Bloodborne.

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