Be Wary of Liar: The Weird History Behind Elden Ring’s ‘Illusory Walls’

“Could this be a hidden path?” “Be wary of liar.”

These glowing comments (and many others like them) were sitting right next to one another in a random cave on a random part of Elden Ring’s enormous map. This question—is there a hidden wall?—is, far and away, the question Elden Ring players struggle with the most. There are so many rooms to discover in FromSoftware’s sprawling open world, and so many opportunities to wonder if smacking it with a sword will prompt a wall to fade away, revealing a lovely secret. 

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This is a really fun article and I hope it does numbers. Thanks Patrick. It sounds like he’s really proud of this one.


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