One of the best things about FromSoftware's action RPGs — including Elden Ring — is that they always foster strong, tightly-knit communities filled with fans that encourage, entertain, and work with each other. Several of these players have created YouTube channels that they use to post videos. Many have grown significantly over time due to how valuable or enjoyable the videos on them are.
Overall, the YouTubers behind these channels are incredibly talented, and we highly recommend watching them if you're looking to engage with the Elden Ring community outside of the game itself. Here's a list of some of the best Elden Ring YouTubers on the platform, as well as an overview of what type of content each one creates on their channel.
Best lore: VaatiVidya
FromSoftware games typically have lore that is often fascinating and full of rich depth, but compared to most other games, the studio's narratives can difficult to piece together. That's why we recommend that you watch VaatiVidya, who researches the lore of FromSoftware's games and then translates it into digestible, well-made videos. These videos feature clear narration from VaatiVidya himself as well as high quality cinematic footage — both of which make the process of understanding and connecting with the lore more enjoyable.
VaatiVidya already has one 30-minute-long video that covers Elden Ring lore's basics, with more on the way that will dive deeper into character storylines, boss backstories, and more. Make sure you subscribe to his channel and keep an eye on it moving forward.
Best guides: Fextralife
What if you're looking for guides on how to beat a particular boss or build your character in a specific way? We highly recommend subscribing to Fextralife, which is run by a team of incredibly passionate RPG fans that have covered all of FromSoftware's games extensively. Here, you'll find a plethora of Elden Ring videos that cover how to beat each boss as well as a wide variety of different character builds.
Notably, Fextralife also hosts an immensely helpful Elden Ring Wiki that contains detailed information on pretty much everything in the game, including NPC questline steps, documentation of boss attacks and how to avoid them, and the location of every item. There's even a full interactive map that shows you exactly where you can find every NPC, weapon, spell, armor set, and more.
Best walkthrough: FightinCowboy
Walkthroughs are valuable since they can help you get through a tricky area or figure out where to go next, and our favorite Elden Ring walkthrough on YouTube was made by FightinCowboy. By watching FightinCowboy's massive 82-video walkthrough, you'll be able to follow along and explore every area; find nearly every weapon, spell, and armor piece; and defeat every boss. The walkthrough also goes over how to get every Elden Ring achievement, which will no doubt be very useful for achievement hunters.
In addition to his excellent walkthrough, FightinCowboy has also done several other videos such as character build guides, breakdowns of the best gear, and streams of both cooperative PvE and PvP.
Best trivia: Zullie the Witch & Limit Breakers
Both Zullie the Witch and Limit Breakers are great YouTubers to watch if you like learning about random pieces of trivia that generally aren't very useful, but are nonetheless interesting. Both of them frequently make use of glitches and datamining to investigate things like cut bosses or enemy attacks, the way animations work, or how high or low you can boost character stats.
Generally, Zullie the Witch's videos are more relaxing to watch, while Limit Breakers takes a more comedic approach. I highly recommend watching them both, as both channels are entertaining in their own unique ways.
Best speedrunner: LilAggy
Fans of speedrunning will love LilAggy, a player that routinely speedruns FromSoftware games. Since Elden Ring's launch in late February, LilAggy has consistently performed a wide variety of different speedruns for the game, including Any% runs, No Hit runs, All Remembrances runs, and All Bosses runs. Notably, he was also the first speedrunner to beat Elden Ring in under an hour, though the speedrun world record has been broken a few times since then.
In addition to his speedruns, LilAggy does unique challenge runs. For example, LilAggy has beaten Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice while blindfolded before, and has also completed the game using a dancepad as a controller. He streams all of his speedruns and challenge runs on his Twitch channel, then uploads them to YouTube afterwards, so there are many ways to watch.
Best challenges: ymfah
When it comes to over-the-top challenge runs, there's nobody quite like ymfah. In both FromSoftware games and others, ymfah has completed ridiculous challenges like beating games without walking, without attacking, or only beating them with consumables like throwable knives. On top of this, the videos ymfah uploads are hilarious thanks to his humorous captions and excellent editing skills.
While ymfah hasn't posted an Elden Ring challenge run yet, there's no doubt in my mind that he will very soon. His challenge runs can often take over a month to complete and then need to be edited into an entertaining video. In the meantime, though, you should check out the various challenge runs he has done for Dark Souls, Sekiro, Bloodborne, Fallout 4, and Skyrim.
Best PvP: ChaseTheBro
If you enjoy watching PvP gameplay, the best Elden Ring YouTuber is ChaseTheBro. Every day aside from Friday and Saturday, ChaseTheBro livestreams himself invading other Elden Ring players while using a wide variety of different character builds, weapons, shields, spells, and more. He's incredibly skilled, and it's a blast watching him go up against two or three other players and end up coming out on top. His YouTube livestreams then get uploaded as videos, and sometimes he also uploads highlight reels of the best PvP clips from his recent streams.
In addition, ChaseTheBro also uploads guides on powerful PvP-focused character builds — complete with details on the gear, stat spread, and strategies he uses while invading other players. You won't find a better PvP YouTuber on the platform.
Best highlights: SunlightBlade
Last but not least is SunlightBlade, a YouTuber that uploads monthly Top 10 clips from FromSoftware games. He's been highlighting and narrating clips from Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro for several years now, and he recently announced that he's begun working on his first Top 10 Elden Ring highlights video.
In terms of what you can expect from SunlightBlade's videos, he showcases clips of both PvE and PvP gameplay, as well as funny glitches or unique exploits. You can expect to see everything from boss challenge completions to crazy impressive PvP clips on the channel, so you should definitely subscribe to it.
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Like the rest of the internet, there is no shortage of YouTubers that will be making videos about Elden Ring. We still might be in the first half of the year, but the RPG is arguably the biggest game of 2022. If we forgot your favorite YouTuber, let us know!
Elden Ring is here, and it's available for $60 on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and PC. It's easily one of the best Xbox games you can play right now if you're a fan of challenging RPGs, and we strongly recommend it.
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Elden Ring is FromSoftware's latest fantasy epic. When you're not actually playing the game itself, why not enjoy some of the content being made by the various Elden Ring YouTubers we mentioned here?
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