"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



    • 11 Oct 2017 16:18  

      They should've merge Ashes of Ariandel with The Ringed City, definetely....we would basically have The Old Hunerts 2.0, as far as the overall quality goes. I mean....6 bosses, a crapload of new stuff, the online feature....if all of this were part of a single dlc, it would have been worth the price...

      • Anonymous

        01 Jul 2017 00:26  

        If anybody is willing to give me souls (soul of a great champion,etc) to level up my other Characters I'm willing to drop you dlc weapons pm me on psn Yousef_sonoforyx

        • Anonymous

          27 Jun 2017 06:35  

          The reason why they made the second dlc longer and harder because they did not want to hear everyone bi-tch and complain any more.

          • Anonymous

            27 Jun 2017 06:31  

            Stop complaining and play the *****ing game. Plus dlc's are not meant to be like another game. Most dlc's are just a new mission and a new area. So stop *****ing how short the dlc is.

            • Anonymous

              14 May 2017 05:54  

              why is this article so worthless? most other stuff on this site is pretty good. how about telling how to initiate the dlc? that should be obvious....

              • Anonymous

                19 Apr 2017 12:42  

                What's wrong with people who speedrun this as fast as they can, then complain about how short it is?
                You cant even enjoy it like that.

                • Anonymous

                  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.

                  • Anonymous

                    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?

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Mar 2017 20:22  

                      Im having problems with going into the snowfield. It loads but then freezes at the loading screen help please.

                      • Anonymous

                        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.

                        • Anonymous

                          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

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