Although leveling up in Elden Ring works similarly to previous FromSoft titles, the ability to level up isn’t immediately available to players early on in the game. Players will need to reach a certain milestone in the open world before leveling up becomes available. Continue reading to find out how to level up in Elden Ring and strengthen your character for the challenges ahead.
How to Meet Melina and Level Up
Before you can level up in Elden Ring, you must first meet an NPC named Melina. This will happen relatively early, though it depends on the progress you make while exploring the Lands Between. In order for Melina to appear, players must discover three Sites of Grace in Limgrave.
It’s important to note that Sites of Grace found inside catacombs and dungeons won’t count, so make sure to keep an eye out for the guiding light to find Sites of Grace out in the open world, such as the one at the Gatefront.
After discovering the requisite number of Sites of Grace, Melina will appear beside you and introduce herself. Upon accepting her offer, she will give you the Spectral Steed Whistle, which grants the ability to summon your mount, Torrent. The exchange will also unlock the ability to level up upon resting at Sites of Grace. Melina will occasionally visit you as well. Be sure to talk to Melina once in a while to progress her story.
To level up, simply rest at any Site of Grace and select Level Up from the list of options. From here, you can spend Runes to increase various character stats and attributes. Now that you know how to level up in Elden Ring, you can be well on your way to overcoming the many challenges that await.