Most games these days release a day-one patch, which helps the developers to ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible on launch day, even after the game has gone gold. Some games, however, receive multiple updates prior to release, and Elden Ring appears to be one of them. Elden Ring, FromSoftware’s next major hit, received one update before or during the review process and is now poised to receive another update just hours before the game’s release.
In a blog post on Bandai Namco‘s website, the publisher lays out all of the specifics about Elden Ring‘s second patch, stating that it’s critical to apply the patch before playing the game since it will improve the quality of life for gamers. The upgrade will also “enhance the stability of the gameplay,” according to Bandai Namco.
Here are the full patch notes below:
- Improved controls
- Balance adjustments
- Text adjustments
- Fixes for NPC events
- Fixed frame rate drops under certain conditions
- Text bug fixes in some languages
- Fix for a bug that prevented the Xbox Wireless Headset from being used
- Addition and adjustment of BGM
It‘s worth noting that this fix is only available for the PlayStation and Xbox versions of Elden Ring; no information on a patch for PC players has been released yet. Bandai Namco has stated that this patch should be installed first thing in the morning and that gamers should manually check for updates before starting the game. The fix will also be applied to the Digital Art Book and Soundtrack included in the Digital Deluxe Edition of the game, according to the publisher.
Despite significant frame rate concerns for early players, Elden Ring appears destined to remain among the medium’s all-time greats.
Elden Ring will be released worldwide tomorrow, and eager fans will finally be able to explore The Lands Between. Most next-gen console users will want that smooth 60fps frame rate locked and loaded when they boot up the Elden Ring title screen, thus this 1.02 patch will be crucial to have downloaded.
Elden Ring will be available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S on February 25.