Knowing the locations of the Elden Ring map can make exploring the Lands Between easier from the start. You can find them in places that are easy to get to in the early areas, but as you venture deeper into the world they become much harder to find. However, these Map Fragments are worth collecting, as they will reveal the area and give you an idea of where to find the next dungeon or boss.
The card slots in the early areas are usually next to the pillars. These are marked on the map if you cleared the fog by venturing far enough into a new region. But as you progress, you won’t get any help finding them, and instead they’ll be found on corpses. So if you don’t want to leave it up to chance, here are the Elden Ring map locations for each of the game’s regions.
All Elden Ring Map Fragments
Here is a list of the 17 Map Fragments you can find in the Lands Between:
- West Limgrave
- Eastern Limgrave
- weeping peninsula
- eastern lurnia
- North Lurnia
- Western Lurnia
- Altus plateau
- Mount Gelmir
- Leyndell, royal capital
- Siofra River
- Moghwyn Palace
- Ainsel River
- rot lake
- East Peaks of the Giants
- West Peaks of the Giants
- Consecrated Snow Field
Elden Ring Map Locations
Grab it from the body near the pillar in the center of the Gatehouse Ruins camp. You can use Torrent to browse and grab it if you don’t want to deal with enemies here.
Head south along the road through Mistwood near the giant Erdtree and you’ll find the pillar on the left side of the road.
Head south from East Limgrave across the Sacrifice Bridge and continue south on the road. You’ll pass a broken car, a troll, some dogs, and spot a teardrop beetle before spotting a castle in the distance. The map pillar should be in front of you to the right of the road. Watch out for the archer Ruin Golem though.
From the Rotview Balcony Site of Grace, head east along the road. You’ll pass a ruined caravan, before it veers south past the ruins of Caelem, the site of the Smoking Wall of Grace, and finally the ruins of the Caelid waypoint on the right before turning back to ballast. Keep going past the sleeping dragon and you’ll find the map pillar at a fork in the road.
From the Rotview Balcony Site of Grace in East Limgrave, head east along the road past the ruined caravan and big dogs. Continue east past some more dogs on the right and jump over the ravine at its narrowest point. Keep going and you’ll find the Dragonbarrow West Site of Grace, and along that eastern road is the Map Pillar. And some really big dragons.
From the Lakeside Cliffs Grace Site, follow the road leading west past the soldiers’ camp, until you reach the Grace Site by Lake Liurnia. Follow the waterlogged road marked by walls and lanterns until you find the pillar on the right, surrounded by enemies.
Found by the Academy Gate Town Site of Grace. Head northwest from the Liurnia Lake Shore Grace Site until you see the Sunken City from the Academy Gate on the right. It’s quite long with a lot of enemies. If you spot three giant lobster monsters around a statue or find the Fallen Ruins at the Lake Grace site, you’ve gone too far west, so turn northeast to find the town.
Follow the road as it travels north the full length of West Liurnia. You will pass the Four Belfries on the hill, and the military camp and convoy. Keep going, you’ll spot the Map Pillar to the left of the road, just beyond the Northern Shore Lake Liurnia Grace Site.
Once you have both halves of the Dectus Medallion and have activated the large Dectus Elevator in northern Liuria, head along the road to Altus Plateau. At the fork in the road, go left and keep going until you see the map pillar on the left side.
This region is one of the most difficult to navigate in the entire game, especially since its main road, leading west from the Bridge of Iniquity Site of Grace, stops halfway at a bridge broken. This means that you have to go to the mountains to reach the pillar on the map.
Heading west along the road, look for a ladder on the left side. Climb it up and head further west to the soldier camp with the siege tower. At the bottom, you’ll find a pumpkin head with a rocky outcrop behind it where you can jump to the next cliff. Climb the next ladder on the cliff in front of you, being careful of the grafted scion that will fall from above.
Keep climbing, being careful of the puppet enemies, until you reach the soldier camp at the very top. Take the left road through the camp and cross the wooden rope bridge. Use the Spirit Spring to jump to the boss crater, then veer west onto the rocky outcrop and jump the gap. Keep going down until you find the Map Pillar and the Road of Iniquity Grace Site, but watch out for the giant hand monster.
Leyndell, royal capital
Once you’ve climbed the stairway to town, past the two tree sentries, you’ll find a Grace Site, a Golden Sapling, and a Map Pillar right next to it.
From the Siofra River Shaft in the Mistwood that allows you to descend underground, keep moving forward, up the elevator, past the Big Crab, until you reach the Riverbank Grace Site. Siofra river. Head east, past the pillar, to find a collapsed body near the temple steps containing the deer’s body. This body has the map.
From the Palace Approach Grace, gallop down the hill on the right. Keep going straight until you enter the water – we’ll call it – and run along the left side. This will take you to some ruins and a broken statue. Go up those stairs and you will see a corpse that contains the map.
From the Ainsel Main Grace River, descend through the tunnel, pass a pile of coffins and enter an open cavern with statues. Head up the right path and follow it until you’re just shy of the next Grace (which you should hit first) and head through the door and into an elevator. At the bottom of the elevator, proceed through the building which leads to another large open cavern. Here there is a tough enemy that you must avoid, but your objective is to pass under it through the path on the right. Once you’re under the enemy, enter the room and the map is on a slumped body next to a merchant.
The Map Fragment for this is simply found on a corpse south of Rot Shoreside Grace Lake.
East Peaks of the Giants
From the Whiteridge Road Grace Site, head south through the fort and across the Chain Bridge to find the Pillar.
West Peaks of the Giants
From where the Great Rold Elevator rises, follow the track a bit and you will find the map pillar on the right side of the track.
Consecrated Snow Field
Once you’ve used the secret Haligtree Medallion and exited the secret path to Haligtree Dungeon, head along the marked route on the map, through the snowstorm. You’ll eventually get out of the blizzard and find the map pillar on the side of the road near a frozen river.
How big is the Elden Ring map, really?
Elden Ring’s Lands Between is absolutely huge with a total of 13 different regions, including many later play areas. A patch also added icons showing the locations of NPCs you’ve encountered, making it easier to track them.
The Best Elden Ring Interactive Map
Elden Ring’s map size is one of the biggest talking points post-release. The Lands Between has a parcel points of interest, dungeons, encounters with bosses around the world, and the occasional sentient pot. Players can spend many hours exploring the opening area of Limgrave, and it seems almost impossible not to miss any potential collectibles or dialogue with NPCs.
If you are wary of spoilers, this interactive map hosted by Mapgenie may not be for you, at least until you think you have explored most areas thoroughly. It’s certainly handy if you want to make sure you haven’t missed anything. Or maybe you haven’t rested on a Grace Site in a while and want to know where to find the next one without having to go back and clear the area again.
Although it’s not finished yet, it’s still a finalist’s dream – the areas I thought I’d explored apparently have dungeons and items I’d overlooked. It is worth taking a look, again, provided you don’t worry too much about spoilers.