"Players will travel to the frozen land of Ariandel where they will uncover the mystery of what destroyed this land."


Ashes of Ariandel is a DLC in Dark Souls 3. It is the first of the 2 DLC's for the game and released on October 25th, priced at US$14.99 on PSN/XBL (US$24.99 for season pass). This page will be updated as more information is released. Initial screenshots can be found on this article. Due to error of releasing the DLC for testing, it was available for download, to owners of the season pass, during the patch on October 20th/21st between 1:00am UTC and 7:00am UTC. The DLC was quickly removed from the store to await its intial release date.

New Features Summary

Ashes of Ariandel Information




How to Access the DLC

  • In order to access Ashes of Ariandel, players must purchase and download the DLC, then proceed to speak to an NPC at the Cathedral of the Deep. Warp to the Cleansing Chapel Bonfire and he will be kneeling beside the altar between the church's large doors. Speak to him and exhaust his dialogue to trigger a cutscene and you are given a piece of the painting at which point you will be transported to the beginning of the DLC. If you complete the events of The Ringed City before this then a piece of a painting will be at the corner of the shrine instead.
  • PS4 USERS: If you purchased the season pass, you must go to the Dark Souls 3 add-on page for Ashes of Ariandel on the Playstation Store and download each DLC individually.
  • You do not need to do the DLC to complete the game or any of the trophies of the game.


Ashes of Ariandel Screenshots



    • 07 Apr 2017 18:18  

      Loved the DLC however the difficulty was a bit low even on NG+ and it was really much to short. Usually when you want more its a good thing but finishing it blind in under 3 hours felt a bit lackluster, would still recommend though.

      • 29 Mar 2017 07:59  

        I rushed to get to the end of the game to play the ringed city DLC and have just gotten to the slave knight gael boss fight but now i can't enter the first DLC. Any clues as to why this is happening or will killing slave knight gael just close off the first DLC for this playthrough?

        • 24 Mar 2017 14:23  

          I have wierd symbols(Looks like 3 embers next to each other) next to the bonfire selection, if i try to teleport somewhere. It seem to change which bonfires are affected. Does someone know what they are, and what they do? im really confused.

          • 07 Mar 2017 06:52  

            Can you summon people into the dlc who don't have it (like in dark souls 2)? And yeah it was a little short for dlc but it added much needed arena- which needs more maps and perhaps other modes that are more akin to d2's arena for team matches

            • 05 Mar 2017 23:54  

              Bought today ... Finished it in a couple of hours.. got all new stuff.. after seeing what they did in the old hunters i expected much more.. i guess it's always 1 DLC per game but this time they split it in 2 parts just so they could milk us some more.. will think twice before buying next souls game

              • 23 Feb 2017 23:33  

                I started ng+ a day before I bought dlc. now I'm just at the second boss ng+. do I have to wait until I get to the
                cathedral of the deep and talk to npc before I can enter the dlc. the cathedral isn't on my travel log anymore
                since I started ng+.
                THANKS for the HELP!

                • 11 Feb 2017 21:38  

                  Guys i would like to ask a question. I dowloaded and installed the dlc but when i am not connected to the Internet it says ad on must be installed again. Does it mean i have to be Online to play? Cause that really gets me angry, i mean i dowloaded the thing, why i cannot play when i'm not connected to Internet? Thanks

                  • 08 Feb 2017 03:36  

                    I happen to think the 'anime' weapon arts were amazing. I love anime, possibly to the point where I'm considered a weeaboo. I sometimes pretend I'm playing a Dark Souls anime, and the weapon arts just make me feel like a badass. It fits perfectly, and there's no harm in having a few weapons like that.

                    • 04 Feb 2017 08:30  

                      weapon arts are too goofy for Dark Souls. This isn't anime territory but they pushed that stuff into it without any need and goes over the top with the DLC weapons. All in all PvP feels old and uninspired. It could be so much more but all they have basically 1v1 in different variations. No capture the flag, king of the hill, castle rush. Nothing. And what is your reward to get gold in the arena? Also nothing. No armor, no weapons. In mmorpgs you call that ultra late game. When there is nothing more to explore or to do and you have to invent events for yourself because lack of content. But in Dark Souls this "ultra late game" begins after 10h...

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