Burning the Erdtree is one of the many endings you will come across in Elden Ring. The Erdtree is a bright and prominent tree located in Lands Between. An iconic part of the game’s vast world, this tree is of immense importance to the game. Therefore, burning it can raise some eyebrows, as well as questions about what happens after burning the radiant tree. With this guide, we are here to dispel all these doubts and more. So, keep reading to learn what you need to do after burning Erdtree in Elden Ring.
What to do After Burning Erdtree in Elden Ring?
Burning the Erdtree is a quintessential part of your quest to explore what lies behind the main storyline of Elden Ring. Upon choosing to burn the Erdtree in Elden Ring, you will gain access to the area beyond Erdtree.
After burning Erdtree, Leyndell will turn into the Ashen Capital. You will also need to fight and defeat both, Sir Gideon the All-Knowing, as well as Godfrey the First Elden Lord. Doing so will allow you to learn about what lies beyond Erdtree.
Apart from these consequences, burning Erdtree will also cause the inevitable death of some NPCs. If you plan on accessing missions in the game, you need to decide in advance if you wish to burn the tree or not. Since some NPCs will face death upon the burning of the tree, you will not be able to access their quests or missions. You will also find that certain locations from the map will be rendered locked and hence inaccessible to you.
Additionally, you can also choose to acquire the Age of Order ending in order to reverse the burning of Erdtree.
So there you have it. This is more or less what happens once you burn the Erdtree in Elden Ring, as well as what you need to do once the tree does burn. We recommend you burn the tree once done with all the quests and side quests. This way, you have nothing to lose upon burning the tree, in terms of any quests or missions. At the end of the day, the decision to burn Erdtree or not is entirely up to you.
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