You can now tweak the difficulty of Elden Ring to your liking using mods on PC.
In retaliation, a Prepare To Die (Hard Mode) mod also exists, with its creator stating "I got sick of seeing all of these 'easy mode' mods being pumped out every other day so I made this mod instead."
Easy Mode reduces damage by 50 percent, adds 25 percent more damage from the player, and boosts rune acquisition by ten times. It will certainly be easy to get overpowered.
By contrast, the Hard Mode mod changes enemy stats to new game plus levels, while leaving health, focus and stamina at normal levels.
What's more, it enhances enemy AI so they see and hear you more easily (making stealth almost mandatory); makes warping only available to churches and cathedrals; and amends new game plus mode accordingly. To note, only 10 percent of enemies in the game have had their AI changed, with more to come.
In short, there's no one way to play Elden Ring, so feel free to use mods to tweak your game in either direction. Just remember you can only use mods in offline mode.