While they may not have any massive expansions to dig into quite yet, Elden Ring players are still keeping themselves busy, with the long-awaited Colosseum DLC providing a fresh challenge for many who now consider traditional boss battles to be old news.
That said, sometimes even the acts of butchering an endless supply of bloodthirsty fellow players or emulating streamer MissMikkaa’s runs through the game on guitar and using two devices at once can get stale if you’re using the same character build or rune combination you always end up going for.
If you’re in search of a way to spice up The Lands Between ahead of your next attempt to battle Malenia and Radahn simultaneously or slay an entire army of rats, a new mod might be worth adding to your load order.
Feel like the background to your next Elden Ring playthrough needs to be a bit more visually striking?
The mod in question is called ‘Alive Clear and Colorful (No More Grey Filter)’ and is the first ever work of modder Jeremythellama1.
They’d decided to have a go at revitalising the colour palette of Elden Ring, having grown tired of the slight grey filter which seems to sit over the top of many of the game’s visuals and instead preferring “deep vibrant colours with sharpened detail”.
So, via the framework of modder Crosire’s ‘ReShade’, this is exactly what the mod strives to deliver, without falling into the traps of making “bright colours and whites blown out, and dark colours nearly-completely black,” or accidentally making it much more difficult to appreciate the minute details of objects and locations.
It does so in a manner that’s seemingly easily adjustable to the player’s personal preference, via a menu which allows you to adjust everything from vibrance, which is useful if you think things look too saturated, to DeHaze, which can help balance whites and reflections.
The result, regardless of tinkering, should be a version of the game that looks slightly less dreary and downbeat, which might not be for you if you’re a player who revels in the darker aspects and atmosphere of the game.
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