Here's how you start The Ringed City DLC in Dark Souls III

Well it's time to venture back into Dark Souls III to tackle The Ringed City. This DLC is a bit tricky to find, but fret not, we're here to help! Accessing The Ringed City depends on a couple things. You can purchase The Ringed City independantly of the first DLC(Ashes Of Ariandel) and don't need it to access Ringed City. There are two ways to access the new content.

If you have finished Ashes Of Ariandel:

  • After you defeat Father Ariandel and Sister Friede, a bonfire will appear at the back of the boss room that'll take you to The Ringed City. You also have to talk to the painter in the attic of Ariandel chapel for the aforementioned bonfire to teleport you to The Ringed City.

If you don't have Ashes Of Ariandel or haven't completed it:

  • After you deafeat Soul Of Cinder(the final boss of the base game), a bonfire will appear in the boss room that will take you to The Ringed City.

That's all it takes! It's not too hard to access, but keep in mind that Ringed City is end game content so you really should complete both the base game of Dark Souls III and Ashes Of Ariandel before jumping in. Just my suggestion.