Due to Elden Ring's high difficulty, unlocking all the achievements in the game is going to be a serious challenge for anyone. Elden Ring players will have to find some of the game's most well-hidden weapons, defeat its toughest boss, and get all three endings if they hope to fully complete it.
Based on Xbox achievement statistics, here are the five hardest achievements to unlock in Elden Ring.
To get this Elden Ring achievement, players need to collect seven legendary spells. What's somewhat surprising about this particular Elden Ring achievement having such a low unlock rate is that players can get it pretty much anytime and can't really be locked out of it. However, one would need to know exactly where to look to collect all the legendary spells, which is unlikely unless they were to use a guide.
Unlocking the Elden Ring Legendary Sorceries and Incantations achievement will mainly see players walking around the Lands Between, finding the spells in chests or by talking with people. One of the spells, the Flame of the Fell God, is unlocked by beating Adan, Thief of Fire in a fight, but Adan is one of the easier evergaol bosses in the game, especially if players wait to go for this achievement until they're near the end of their playthrough.
Similarly to the Legendary Sorceries and Incantations achievement, this achievement's difficulty is really dependent on if Elden Ring players are willing to look up a guide or if they decide to hunt down all these artifacts themselves. There are eight legendary talismans to collect in Elden Ring, and players are free to go for them whenever they'd like without having to worry about getting locked out of specific quests or anything like that.
The Lord of Frenzied Flame achievement in Elden Ring is quite a bit different from the previous two achievements in that it is actually tied to one of the game's endings. Getting all the different Elden Ring endings can be a little tricky, as players can take certain actions that lock them out of getting some of the endings. The Lord of Frenzied Flame ending is likely one of the rarest players have gotten in the game because it is considered the "bad" ending, and beyond that, getting to it is rather convoluted. Players have to reach the secret Subterranean Shunning-Grounds, fight an extra boss, and figure out how to get beyond secret doors by taking off all their armor.
The Ranni ending in Elden Ring has more steps to it, but it's more likely that players will stumble upon it naturally than the Lord of Frenzied Flame, which could explain why this achievement has an especially low unlock rate.
To get the Legendary Armaments achievement in Elden Ring, players need to collect nine legendary armaments spread throughout the game. Players can unlock eight of these without worrying about being locked out, except for one. Elden Ring players can be locked out of getting the Bolt of Gransax legendary armament if they advance too far in the story, so it's recommended that they go for it as soon as they reach Altus Plateau.
Unfortunately, it seems as though there is a bug with this Elden Ring achievement where it's not unlocking for all players. Luckily, there is a work-around that forces it to pop. As reported by achievement tracking site TrueAchievements, players have made the Elden Ring Legendary Armaments achievement pop by putting all their legendary armaments in storage and taking them back out again.
To the surprise of no one, the hardest achievement to unlock in Elden Ring is the one for unlocking all the other achievements. Unless one decides to cheat using saves, this would require a minimum of three playthroughs, as there are three achievements tied to three specific endings in the game. So for Elden Ring players to unlock this achievement legitimately, they will need to go through the game three times, find all the aforementioned hidden items, and defeat all major bosses. This is no easy feat, and so it's really no surprise that less than 1% of Xbox gamers currently have all the Elden Ring achievements unlocked.
As more people check out Elden Ring and the Lands Between, it's entirely possible that some of the achievement statistics will shift and other achievements will become rarer. For now, though, these are the rarest achievements in Elden Ring and the ones that seem to be giving players the most trouble.
Elden Ring is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.