There are references to new maps in the code of the latest patch for Elden Ring, which may indicate that more downloadable content is on the way. Since Elden Ring's debut earlier in 2022, FromSoftware has patched the game several times, addressing various issues and adjusting the game's balance for several weapons. \n \nNeither Bandai Namco nor FromSoftware has officially announced Elden Ring DLC. However, it seems inevitable, given that all of the Soulsborne games received DLC of some kind, except the PS3 edition of Demon's Souls but not its PS5 remake. Furthermore, since Elden Ring's world and story are already so large, it would be simple to fill them out with new material. Many have taken previous Bandai Namco hints to Elden Ring DLC as confirmation, but formal statements have yet to be made. \n \nDespite FromSoftware's radio silence on the topic, DLC for Elden Ring could be released sooner rather than later. Many modifications were made to the game's equilibrium with the V1.07 patch for Elden Ring, which is currently available. YouTuber and fan of the Souls series Lance McDonald speculated on Twitter that the latest Elden Ring patch was possibly teasing downloadable content. McDonald claims that the patch uses map coordinates that aren't stored anywhere in the game's files. Since adding maps to future updates is standard practice for video games, this may indicate that Elden Ring is working on such a feature today. \n \nThe files in the patch also suggest ray-tracing will be coming to Elden Ring in the future, indicating a significant update is in the works. For Elden Ring's anniversary in February, an important announcement will probably be made at The Game Awards 2022 in December, with a possible release in March. \n \nOf course, this is speculation, but the files indicate that FromSoftware plans to add more material to Elden Ring in the coming year. This is a safe bet considering Elden Ring's massive success on every platform.