Elden Ring hasn’t been with us for a full three weeks yet, but players are doing surprisingly well in The Lands Between. Stormveil Castle is boss for Souls veterans and newbies. Margit the Fallen Sign represented the first major skill test in the game. He’s a tough boss – tough enough to send many players back into the wild to explore and level up for 10 or 20 hours before returning to step on his huge scorpion tail.
Most Players have, however, returned to stomp him: according to Steam achievements,
An impressive 70.4% of all Elden Ring players defeated Margit. And most of them went on to clear Stormvale Castle and defeated its Lord Godric: this achievement has a completion rate of 61%. I feel sorry for about 8% of the players who defeated Godric but did not understand. how to restore the power of the great rune he falls – this buff saves lives! These boss clear percentages are impressive numbers for a game with as many players as Elden Ring. It was dominant on the Steam sales charts, but people don’t just buy it: they also play it. Elden Ring has peaked on Steam with approximately 950,000 concurrent players and currently sits above the mainstream CS: GO and Dota 2 multiplayer games at the time of this writing.
Going by the achievements, Elden Ring wasn’t hard enough to prevent a lot of players
From getting past some of the other big bosses with Rennala at 46.1% and Radan at 35.7% and both of those fights are the fights that most players will probably decide. (you must clear at least one but not both in order to progress). I find it even more interesting to compare these completion rates to FromSoftware’s latest game, Sekiro. Since March 2019, only 59.9% of Sekiro players have knocked out their first boss, which for my money is easier than Margit, at least without the help of other human players in Elden Ring.
In three years, only 47.5% of Sekiro players have beaten Genichiro Ashina, the real Skill Test Boss, who is probably only a third of the way into the game. In comparison, we know that at least 61% of Elden Ring players have destroyed their first castle and overcome their first major challenges in just three weeks.
However, the vast majority of PC gamers still have a long way to go. That Elden Ring ending achievements are only 17.2%.