Elden Ring has received a major patch across all platforms, which fixes a number of bugs and even adds new content (or possibly terminates some previously incomplete content).
FromSoftware’s developer said His patch notes It added new stages to the NPC missions for Diallos, Nepheli Loux, Kenneth Haight and Gatekeeper Gastoc, and also added new NPC summons for some boss battles. It’s not clear if these are completely new quests, or close out quests for characters that weren’t complete before.
Players can also take on a brand new NPC, the Jar-Bairn, a small living urn that can be found sitting on some steps north of Jarburg.
There’s now a way to keep track of all of these characters as well, as FromSoftware has added a much-needed functionality to name icons on the map when you encounter an NPC, making it easier to keep track of where they all are. This includes Nomadic Merchants, who now have their own symbol on the map.
In terms of balance updates, players will now find it easier to upgrade their weapons in the early game as the Smithing Stones drop rate has been increased and upgrade materials have also been added to some stores.
A number of player items, weapons, and magic have also been made more effective and easier to use, along with twenty specific bug issues and general performance upgrades.
For a step-by-step breakdown of everything included in the patch notes, be sure to check out one of the crashes in IGN’s Elden Ring Updates guide.
The game continues to dominate the gaming field, topping the sales charts in the United States and Europe, with over 12 million copies sold worldwide.
Just as many strange stories about the success of Elden Ring have emerged, such as players discovering a pair of luxurious underwear hidden in the game. The game’s sprint record is also broken over and over, a notorious hacker stalking innocent players, Bandai Namco making a crazy advertisement, and he even has his own candy.
In our 10/10 review, IGN said: “The Elden Ring is a massive iteration of what FromSoftware started with the Souls series, bringing its relentlessly challenging battles into a stunning open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path.”
To make these choices with the best information available, check out our complete guide featuring everything you could hope to know about the Elden Ring, including collectible locations, boss strategies, and more.