Where to find map fragments in Elden Ring


Finding the Elden Ring map fragments makes exploring the Lands Between far less daunting. They're initially discovered in easily accessible areas in the first few locations, but as you venture deeper into the world, they become far more difficult to find. It's worth the effort, because picking them up reveals your surroundings which can help you decide where to go next.

The map fragments in the early areas are found beside pillars. These are marked on the map if you've cleared enough of the fog by venturing into a new region—they appear as a tiny icon on an otherwise featureless background, usually next to a roadside. As you progress further, you won't get any help finding them, and they'll be found on corpses instead. If you don't want to leave it to chance, here are the Elden Ring map fragment locations for each of the game's regions.

All Elden Ring map fragments

Here's a list of all 17 map fragments you can find in the Lands Between:

  • West Limgrave
  • East Limgrave
  • Weeping Peninsula
  • Caelid
  • Dragonbarrow
  • East Liurnia
  • North Liurnia
  • West Liurnia
  • Altus Plateau
  • Mt. Gelmir
  • Leyndell, Royal Capital
  • Siofra River
  • Moghwyn Palace
  • Ainsel River
  • Lake of Rot
  • East Mountaintops of the Giants
  • West Mountaintops of the Giants
  • Consecrated Snowfield

Locations

Elden Ring map locations 

West Limgrave map fragment location. (Image credit: From Software)

West Limgrave
Grab it from the body by the Pillar at the centre of the Gatehouse Ruins camp. You can use Torrent to run through and grab it if you don't want to deal with the enemies here.

East Limgrave map fragment location. (Image credit: From Software)

East Limgrave
Head south along the road through the Mistwood by the giant Erdtree and you'll find the pillar on the left side of the road.

Weeping Penninsula map fragment location. (Image credit: From Software)

Weeping Peninsula
Head south from East Limgrave across the Bridge of Sacrifice and keep heading south on the road. You'll pass a broken carriage, a troll, some dogs, and spot a Teardrop Scarab before spying a castle in the distance. The map pillar should be in front of you to the right of the road. Watch out for the Ruin Golem archer, though.

Caelid map fragment location. (Image credit: From Software)

Caelid
From the Rotview Balcony Site of Grace, head east along the road. You'll pass a ruined caravan, before it veers southwards past the Caelem Ruins, the Smoldering Wall Site of Grace, and finally, the Caelid Waypoint ruins on the right before it turns eastwards again. Keep going past the sleeping dragon and you'll find the map pillar at a fork in the road.

Dragonbarrow map fragment location. (Image credit: From Software)

Dragonbarrow
From the Rotview Balcony Site of Grace in East Limgrave, travel east along the road past the ruined caravan and the big dogs. Keep heading east past more dogs on the right, and hop over the ravine at its thinnest point. Carry on and you'll find the Dragonbarrow West Site of Grace, and along that eastern road is the map pillar. And some very big dragons.

East Liurnia map fragment location. (Image credit: From Software)

East Liurnia
From the Lake-Facing Cliffs Site of Grace follow the road leading westwards, past the soldier camp, until you reach the Liurnia Lake Shore Site of Grace. Follow the waterlogged road marked by walls and lanterns until you find the pillar on the right, surrounded by enemies.

North Liurnia map fragment location. (Image credit: From Software)

North Liurnia
Found by the Academy Gate Town Site of Grace. Head northwest from the Liurnia Lake Shore Site of Grace until you spot the sunken academy gate town on the right. It's quite a long way with lots of enemies. If you spot three giant lobster monsters around a statue or find the Fallen Ruins of the Lake Site of Grace, you've gone too far west, so turn northeast to find the town.

West Liurnia map fragment location. (Image credit: From Software)

West Liurnia
Follow the road that travels north up the length of West Liurnia. You'll pass the Four Belfries on the hill, and the military camp and the convoy. Keep going on you'll spot the map pillar to the left of the road, just beyond the Northern Liurnia Lake Shore Site of Grace.

Atlas Plateau map fragment location. (Image credit: From Software)

Altus Plateau
Once you have both halves of the Dectus Medallion and have activated the Grand Lift of Dectus in north Liuria, head along the road leading into the Altus Plateau. At the fork in the road, go left, and keep going until you see the map pillar on the left side.

Mt. Gelmir map fragment location. (Image credit: From Software)

Mt. Gelmir
This region is one of the trickiest to navigate in the entire game, especially as its main road, leading west from the Bridge of Iniquity Site of Grace, stops halfway at a broken bridge. This means you've got to take to the mountains to make it to the map pillar. 

While heading west along the road, look for a ladder on the left side. Head up it and head further west to the soldier camp with the siege tower. At the far end, you'll find a pumpkin head with a rocky outcrop behind it where you can jump to the next cliff. Climb up the next ladder on the cliff face in front of you, watching out for the Grafted Scion that will drop from above. 

Keep climbing, watching out for marionette enemies, until you reach the soldier camp at the very top. Take the left route through the camp and cross the wooden rope bridge. Use the Spirit Spring to jump to the boss crater, then veer westwards onto the rocky outcrop and jump the gap. Keep dropping down until you find the map pillar and the Road of Iniquity Site of Grace, though watch out for the giant hand monster.

Leyndell, Royal Capital map fragment location. (Image credit: From Software)

Leyndell, Royal Capital
After you've made it up the stairway into the city, past the two Tree Sentinels, you'll find a Site of Grace, a golden sapling, and a map pillar just off to the side.  

Siofra River map fragment location. (Image credit: From Software)

Siofra River
From the Siofra River Well in the Mist Wood that lets you descend underground, keep making your way forward, up the lift, past the big crab, until you reach the Siofra River Bank Site of Grace. Head east, past the pillar, to find a body slumped by the steps of the temple containing the stag body. This body has the map.

Mohgwyn Palace map fragment location. (Image credit: Tyler C. / FromSoftware)

Mohgwyn Palace
From the Palace Approach Grace, gallop down the hill on the right. Keep going straight until you enter the—we'll call it—water, and run along the left side. That'll lead you into some ruins and a broken statue. Go up those stairs and you'll see a dead body that holds the map.

Ainsel River map fragment location. (Image credit: Tyler C. / FromSoftware)

Ainsel River
From the Ainsel River Main Grace, head down through the tunnel, past a bunch of coffins, and into an open cavern with statues. Move up the right path and follow that until you're just shy of the next Grace (which you should touch first) and head right through the door and onto an elevator. At the bottom of the elevator, run forward through the building that leads to another big open cavern. Here, there's a tough enemy that you need to avoid, but your goal is to get underneath it via the path on the right. Once you're underneath the enemy, enter the room, and the map is on a slumped over body next to a merchant.

Lake of Rot map fragment location. (Image credit: Tyler C. / FromSoftware)

Lake of Rot
The map fragment for this is simply on a dead body south of the Lake of Rot Shoreside Grace.

East Mountaintops of the Giants map fragment location. (Image credit: From Software)

East Mountaintops of the Giants
From the Whiteridge Road site of grace, head south through the fort and across the chain bridge to find the pillar.

West Mountaintops of the Giants map fragment location. (Image credit: From Software)

West Mountaintops of the Giants
From where the Grand Lift of Rold comes up, head along the track a little way, and you'll find the map pillar on the right side of the track.

(Image credit: FromSoftware)

Consecrated Snowfield
Once you've used the Secret Haligtree Medallion and emerged from the Secret Path to the Haligtree dungeon, head along the road marked on the map, through the snowstorm. You'll eventually emerge from the blizzard and find the map pillar to the side of the road near a frozen river.

Map

(Image credit: From Software)

How big is Elden Ring's map, really? 

Elden Ring's Lands Between is absolutely huge with a total of 13 different regions, including many of the later game areas. A patch has also added icons that show the locations of NPCs you've encountered, making it easier to keep track of them.

Interactive map

The best Elden Ring interactive map 

The sheer size of Elden Ring's map is one of the biggest talking points post-release. The Lands Between has a lot of points of interest, dungeons, overworld boss encounters, and the occasional sentient pot. Players can spend many hours just exploring the opening area of Limgrave and it seems almost impossible to not miss out on any potential collectibles or NPC dialogue.

If you're wary of spoilers, this interactive map hosted by Mapgenie might not be for you—at least until you think you've explored most of the areas thoroughly. It's certainly handy if you want to make sure you haven't missed something. Or perhaps you haven't rested at a Site of Grace for a while and want to know where to find the next one without having to backtrack and reclear the area.

While it's still not complete, it's still a completionist's dream—areas I thought I'd explored apparently have dungeons and items I'd overlooked. It's well worth taking a look, again, providing you don't care too much about spoilers

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