Since they finally received the massive DLC announcement they’d all been craving, Elden Ring players have all been basking in the warm glow of knowing that the Shadow of the Erdtree expansion is definitely on its way.
For those keen to keep on honing their boss-slaying skills so they’re primed and ready to start carving their way through the DLC as soon as it drops, there are plenty of mods that can help to switch things up.
On the other hand, if you’re in the mood to watch someone else have a go at the game in an unorthodox manner and have already seen the Bop-It, motion and dance pad controlled challenge runs through the game, you might soon be in for another mind-blowing masterclass from Perrikaryal.
Are you keen to see Elden Ring’s mind-control master return to beating the game with their brain?
The streamer, who became well-known thanks to a very unique run through the Lands Between using an EEG headset, which allowed them to control their Tarnished using electrical activity from their brain, hasn’t played much Elden Ring since they downed the Elden Beast to complete that playthrough.
As of their latest couple of streams, however, following that well-earned break, spent discussing everything from hostage negotiation tactics to the ethics of Star Wars, they’re now planning another mind-controlled foray into the FromSoft game.
In these broadcasts, Perrikaryal tests out a version of the EEG control scheme she used for the original run that doesn’t require the addition of a regular controller’s joystick for character movement, as was previously the case, with this instead being done via movements of streamer’s head.
When added to the fact that everything from attacking to healing can also be controlled through the headset, via imagining things like “pushing an object forward” to create specific patterns of brain activity that’ll then be picked up.
Despite some minor teething troubles that required tweaks to the inputs for certain interactions, such as a sequence that saw the streamer became temporarily locked in a battle with a closed door, the scheme’s trial run seemed to go pretty well, with Perrikaryal eventually managing to beat the Soldier of Godrick using it.
As a result, the streamer reckons they’ll be able to start a new playthrough of the game, which will seemingly be broadcast in a boss-rush style format, soon.
Regardless of how excited you are to see them kick off their hands-free mind-control run once all the kinks are ironed out, stay tuned for more coverage of some interesting streamers and guides to Shadow of the Erdtree as soon as it arrives.
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