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the-ringed-city-dark-souls-3The Ringed City DLC is the second and final DLC for Dark Souls 3. It was announced on January 23rd, 2017 by Bandai Namco and released on March 28th, 2017. It is recommended by the developers for players that have cleared Lothric Castle.

 

The Ringed City DLC Information

Explore a brand new convoluted region, inhabited by new enemies, mysteries and characters. Fight your fight through The Ringed City with new armor, weapons and magic!

Fear not the dark, ashen one. Journey to the world’s end to search for the Ringed City and encounter new lands, new bosses, new enemies with new armor, magic and items. Experience the epic final chapter of a dark world that could only be created by the mind of Hidetaka Miyazaki. This new adventure has players chasing after the Slave Knight Gael to the literal end of the world as he searches for the Dark Soul of Humanity.

At the close of the Age of Fire, as the world ends and all lands converge upon themselves, a lone adventurer descends into the madness of the earth and uncovers the secrets of the past. As players make their way to the fabled Ringed City they will encounter ancient beasts, a new cast of characters teetering on the edge of insanity, new armor, weapons, magic, and at the bottom of it all, a long lost city filled with new horrors for players to overcome.

 

How to Access The Ringed City DLC

  • The Ringed City DLC is accessed by traveling to Kiln of the First Flame, and finding a new bonfire before Soul of Cinder that transports you to the DLC location. There is also a bonfire you can find in the Painted World of Ariandel, in the chapel by Sister Friede. For this method to work be sure you are porting to the Sister Friede bonfire first. If you last saved there and then start the DLC the bonfire will not be there. Simply port to Firelink and port back and it will be there.
  • The area is recommended for levels 100+

 

 

How to solve the Humanity Puzzle

There's a secret area with a requirement to "Show your Humanity". Please visit the link to find out how.

 

 

New PVP Arenas & Passwords

The new arenas will be available on the 24th for Ashes of Ariandel and Season Pass owners or on release day if you are planning to pick up The Ringed City alone. As long as you can access the Undead Match, you can access every arena map. Videos of the arenas are available on the Hollow Arena page.

Password Matchmacking

The password matchmaking in the arena allows for a variety of customizations. You can set a password to allow for matching with friendly team only and the enemy team is matched with another, or you can have everyone use the same password and finally you can select which team to be a part of. This should make coordination with friends a lot more user friendly.

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New Hollow Arena maps: Dragon Ruins and Grand Roof, that can be accessed whether you own only Ashes of Ariandel, The Ringed City, or both. The new arenas will be available on the 24th for Ashes of Ariandel and Season Pass owners or on release day if you are planning to pick up The Ringed City alone. As long as you can access the Undead Match, you can access every arena map.

Password matchmaking for the arena.You can set a password to allow for matching with friendly team only and the enemy team is matched with another, or you can have everyone use the same password and finally you can select which team to be a part of. This should make coordination with friends a lot more user friendly.

 

Dark Souls 3: The Ringed City Gallery (1)




    • 30 Apr 2017 16:20  

      feels a bit cheap that on every arrival in the city I get an invasion INSTANTLY... Was there an article somewhere that this is a good spot for it? Because it isn't. #TreeSeedsOnlyStillUsefullPlace

      • 24 Apr 2017 08:12  

        At least a quarter of my duels have been with this thing and they use it for a last resort it's so annoying people seem to always have extra stamina after attacks too and only play level 90. The strength requirements should be 50 just look at it; should use more stamina than any UGS, keep the scaling if you want form but this weapon is so cheap. Don't say I can't dodge because I'm duel wielding scythes absolutely zero poise I get phantom blood all the time.

        • 17 Apr 2017 08:39  

          Can you access this dlc without the ashes of ariandel dlc, just installed now but bonfire isn't at the kiln of the flame? Tried restoring licenses which didn't work, I defeated soul of cinder is that an issue?

          • 17 Apr 2017 08:20  

            please tell me there is a secret dlc coming out, it cant end like this. Please form, i dont want to play other video games can i like wire you money? want an organ? i NEED souls games.

            • 12 Apr 2017 16:35  

              So on the list for 'new enemies' you forgot the red cloaked hollow like enemies that prowl around the Ringed City, that I think they migth be the 'pygmies'

              • 08 Apr 2017 10:50  

                great DLC but the weapons moveset went into the wrong direction. So far it was mainly one click, one hit without fancy moves. What Dark Souls weapon are about. Making strategical choices. Not spamming attacks. Unlike Friede or the Twinblades. But this DLC has a ton of extra move weapons you will only choose for these special attacks. It's like FROM thought "nah...who cares. It's the last DLC anyway, no more money to make. Let's go full crazy" .

                • 02 Apr 2017 22:21  

                  don't know if this problem exists for everyone or if its a crazy coincidence but throughout the entire dlc I have not been able to find a single summon sign to cooperate anywhere nor have I been summoned as I place my summon signs on every boss and wait quite a while. I have tested it with all of my 10 characters of varying levels and playthroughs to no avail. if someone could inform me if this is a glitch possibly

                  • 02 Apr 2017 21:39  

                    There seems to be a typo, as all the complaints about this DLC's difficulty mean the starting SL was clearly meant to remain at 9001.

                    100+? THAT'S the April Fool's Joke.

                    • 02 Apr 2017 19:57  

                      You know whats the funniest thing about dlc?
                      Thats the most weapon (the most usefull ones for sure) are perfect for quality build.
                      Isnt that great trying to break the meta? ISNT THE BALANCING GOODISNT THE MAGIC USEFULL
                      IS IT FROM, IS IT???

                      • 02 Apr 2017 19:47  

                        the bonfires aren't appearing for me, I have the season pass, my Dark Souls 3 did update, I've tried porting back and forth, tried going offline and then loading in, tried flat out reloading the save in Firelink and then going to Sister Friede, but nothing.

                        • 02 Apr 2017 12:56  

                          Alright there's a glitch sometimes, it happened when I summoned other players (which I had never done on 1st playthoughs in the whole franchise, I just found this boss to be particularly BS even more than midir (I was on NG+10)) anyways it happened twice, once during his 1st phase and once during his 2nd phase,he stops moving when ganked as if he was looking for his internet box, I still don't know if it ruined my experience or if it was a blessing.

                          • 02 Apr 2017 04:34  

                            +3 rings omg what a joke
                            steel protection +3 adds only +1 and +0.5 defense while +2 adds like 3,4 defense compared to default ring
                            havel +3 only adds %0.6 extra carry capacity
                            at 1st when i get +3 steel and havel ''i was like omg here we go finally a complete tank'' but yet again complete disappointment.

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