Even a game as amazing as Elden Ring isn’t perfect, but despite the fact that FromSoftware‘s open world epic launched with some technical flaws, the Japanese studio has been working behind the scenes to fix them since the game’s release. Patches have been released for all platforms to fix performance difficulties, connectivity issues, and other issues, and a new patch has been released for the PC version of the game.
Surprisingly, the patch notes are fairly minimal, focusing solely on one thing. “Fixed a situation in which controllers connected to the PC were not recognized under certain conditions,” according to the patch notes. Of course, a significant percentage of the game’s already-large PC player base will be playing with a gamepad rather than a keyboard and mouse configuration, so this should come as a comfort.
Elden Ring has had a fantastic start in terms of sales, which comes as no surprise. It not only topped the UK physical sales rankings last week, but it also had the biggest launch for a non-FIFA or Call of Duty game in the country since Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018. Meanwhile, the game launched at the top of the weekly sales charts in Japan, selling over 278,000 units in three days.
Some players may be unable to see some of their items after installing the patch, but FromSoftware has confirmed that validating Elden Ring’s game files using the Steam client should cure this issue. If you have a malfunction, this process just takes a few minutes, so you won’t have to wait long to return to the Lands Between.
Overall, it’s encouraging to see Bandai Namco and FromSoftware working hard to improve the status of Elden Ring‘s PC edition, however, if you haven’t already purchased the game, you might want to hold out on playing it on PC. Many players are still suffering framerate difficulties, stuttering, and other concerns.