Elden Ring recently received a giant patch which, among other things, addressed some of the performance issues affecting PC players, fixed certain NPC quests that weren’t working, and added NPC quest markers. Today, a small patch for the patch has been released on PC, which must be applied before playing online.
Most notably, the patch notes include the following: “Fixed a bug in multiplayer that allowed players to teleport others to incorrect map coordinates.” This fix targets an important new exploit that surfaced just a few days ago, for which Elden Ring hackers were breaking into players games and crashing them. When the player restarted the game and logged in, their character would appear in a new out-of-bounds location and enter a recursive loop that would cause them to fall to their death over and over again.
You can see this glitch in action below: I hope you don’t see it again.
⚠️Elden Ring PSA for PC players⚠️There is an exploit on PC where hackers will corrupt your save file while you are hacked. First they will crash your game and when you open it again your character will be constantly falling to their death… pic.twitter.com/8et3bl8T1IMarch 18, 2022
Other key elements of the patch are a fix for Nepheli Loux’s questline that was apparently not progressing for some players, and a bug that was causing players to be killed when descending from a location near the Bestial Sanctum that was not supposed to be fatal. . The Ash of War called Endure wasn’t, in fact, granting the promised resistance – now it will.
You won’t be able to play online without this patch, and it’s available now. The focus here is obviously on fixing immediate issues, but Elden Ring, as good as it is, still needs some work on PC performance. The game can prove that frame rate is not everythingbut it would definitely be nice to play without transient stutters.
It will be interesting to see what FromSoftware chooses to address in the next major patch, as in version 1.3 it has shown a willingness to tinker with some pretty fundamental aspects of Elden Ring. O map now shows the location of NPCsthere are more NPC summons around bosses, some bosses have been slightly nerfed and the Imitate Ashes Tears was nerfed into oblivion. Elden Ring’s success means that there is no shortage of opinions on how it could be ‘improved’ – although I think we can all agree that vetoing the latest hacker nonsense was certainly one of them.