Elden Ring map fragments are a vital part of exploring the Lands Between, turning those grey expanses into colourful regions filled with enemy-infested landmarks and dangerous dungeons. Most of the earlier game ones are relatively easy to find, but once you start exploring underground areas and more secret locales, grabbing each region map can get a little harder.
If you're above ground, each fragment is highlighted with a handy pillar, and you can even see these if you explore enough of that grey expanse on the map. Things are less simple underground, though, as each map fragment is located on a corpse and you could well miss it if you weren't looking hard enough.
Here, I'll explain where to find every Elden Ring map fragment for all 19 different areas. Some of these are early on, and some are pretty much endgame, but either way, it should help you find your way around while you're getting butchered by enemies and bosses. We've also got a screen of the whole map at the bottom of the page, so you can get an idea of its size.
Every Elden Ring map fragment
Grab it from the body by the pillar with text 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.
Head south from the Third Church of Marika and along the road through the Mistwood. You'll find the pillar at the side of the road.
Head south from East Limgrave across the Bridge of Sacrifice and keep following the road. You'll pass a wrecked carriage, a troll, some dogs, and spot a merchant before heading through a broken wall to spy 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.
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 dragon and you'll find the map pillar at a fork in the road.
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. Also some very big dragons.
From the Lake-Facing Cliffs Site of Grace follow the road leading west then north, 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.
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.
Follow the road that travels north up the length of West Liurnia. You'll pass the Four Belfries on the hill, the military camp, and the caravan. 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 but before the ruins and Iji.
If you used the Dectus Medallion (opens in new tab) to access the plateau, head along the road leading towards the city walls. At the fork in the road, go left, and keep going until you see the map pillar on the left side. If you came to Altus via the Ruin-Strewn Precipice, head through the broken caravans and over Erdtree Gazing Hill to spot the walls of Leyndell and the central plateau.
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. This means you've got to take to the mountains to make it to the map pillar.
Head west along the road and look for a ladder on the left side. Go up it and travel 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. Watch out for the Grafted Scion that jumps down and climb up the ladder behind it when you can.
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 to the Site of Grace. 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
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.
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 to find a body slumped by the steps of the Hallowhorn Grounds. This body has the map.
From the Deeproot Depths Site of Grace, head northeast until you see a gazebo type structure. The map fragment is found on a corpse inside.
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. Alternatively, if you are following the Varre quest (opens in new tab), you'll warp to right by the body with the fragment.
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 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 star beast that will hurl rocks at you. Your goal is to get into the room underneath it by timing your movements. The map is on a slumped over body next to the merchant inside.
Lake of Rot
You'll know when you arrive at the Lake of Rot due to the giant lake of Scarlet Rot. Right by the entrance on the shore is a body with the map fragment.
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.
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 Giants' Gravepost Site of Grace and the pillar. This map fragment also uncovers Crumbling Farum Azula.
Once you've used the Secret Haligtree Medallion (opens in new tab) 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 near a frozen river, close to where Anastasia, Tarnished Eater invades for the last time. This map fragment also reveals the Haligtree.
How big is Elden Ring's map, really?
Elden Ring's map is absolutely huge, with a total of 13 different regions, and 19 seperate map fragments to discover along the way. From floating cities to underground palaces, the Lands Between really has it all.
Elden Ring interactive map
The sheer size of Elden Ring's map was 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 (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab) 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.