How to Access the Hinterland in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

Learn how to access the Hinterland in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree with the essential "O Mother" emote and step-by-step instructions.

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Access Hinterland in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

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To access the Hinterland in Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree

Players need a special emote. This guide explains how to get the "O Mother" emote and use it to enter the Hinterland.

How to Find the "O Mother" Emote in Elden Ring

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First, you need the "O Mother" emote. Elden Ring and other FromSoftware games often use emotes as part of rituals to gain access to certain areas. For the Hinterland, you need to get this specific emote from Bonny Village.

To reach Bonny Village, start at the Moorth Ruins. On the map, locate the Moorth Ruins icon and head just south of it. Here, you'll find a tunnel leading into Bonny Village. Enter the tunnel to reach the rundown village.

Once inside Bonny Village, look for a Site of Grace. From there, head northeast toward the cliffs. Near the cliffs, you'll find a headless statue. This statue is important, and there might be messages from other players indicating its significance. Interact with the statue to receive the "O Mother" emote.

How to Reach the Hinterland in the Northeast

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With the "O Mother" emote in your possession, you can now access the Hinterland. Head to the Shadow Keep, a key location for this task. The quickest route is to start at the Shadow Keep, Back Gate Site of Grace. This Site of Grace is near the northernmost part of the map.

From the Shadow Keep, Back Gate Site of Grace, look east. You should see a room with a statue in front of it. Stand in front of the statue and perform the "O Mother" emote. The statue will move, revealing a hidden door. You can see the location in the provided image, although it might look slightly different if the statue has already been moved.

Once the door is revealed, you are free to enter the Hinterland. This area is essential for completing certain side quests and facing new bosses in Shadow of the Erdtree. The Hinterland offers a unique environment different from other parts of Elden Ring, making it worth exploring even if you're not focused on quest completion.

By following these steps, you can avoid the frustration of searching for hidden paths and enjoy the new challenges and experiences the Hinterland has to offer. This is how you access the Hinterland in Elden Ring.

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Emma Müller

Emma Müller

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