Elden Ring Gets a Major Patch to Fix Issues, Add Quest Phases, and Drop a New NPC
Elden Ring has received a significant patch across all platforms that fix several bugs. Even adds new content (or possibly wraps up previously unfinished content). Developer FromSoftware said in patch notes that it added new phases to the NPC quest chains for Diallo’s, Nefeli Lux, Kenneth Hayt, and Gatekeeper Gastok and added new NPC summons to some boss fights. It’s unclear these quests are brand new or close quest lines for characters that have been completed before.
Players may also encounter a new NPC, Jar-Bairn, a small living jar that is found perched a few steps north of Jarburg. Now there is a way to keep track of all these NPCs, as FromSoftware has added a much-requested feature to mark icons on the map when you encounter NPCs, making it easier to keep track of where they are all. This includes nomad merchants who now have their heroes on the map. The drops rate for Blacksmith Stones has been increased, and upgrade materials have been added to some shops. It will now be easier for players to upgrade their weapons at the start of the game.
Several in-game items, weapons, and sorceries have been made more efficient and accessible with two dozen specific bugs and general performance improvements. For detailed information on everything in the patch notes, check out the breakdown in IGN’s guide to Elden Ring updates. The game dominates the gaming scene, topping the sales charts in the US and Europe, with over 12 million copies sold worldwide.
There are just as many wacky stories associated with the success of Elden Ring. Such as when players discover trendy underwear hidden in the game. An infamous hacker is after innocent players, Bandai Namco has made crazy ads, and it even has its candy. The game speed record has broken over and over again.
In our 10/10 review, IGN said, “Elden Ring is a massive iteration of what FromSoftware started with the Souls series. Bringing challenging combat into an incredible open world gives us the freedom to choose our path.”
To make that choice based on the best information available. Check out our complete guide for everything you could ever hope to know about Elden Ring. Including collectible locations, boss strategies, and more.