The Lands are now a little more Between
FromSoftware has released a new update for its 2022 super-seller, Elden Ring — Version 107, now available on all platforms, focuses on bug fixes across the board, and includes a fresh set of balance tweaks for the challenging adventure title’s PvP Mode.
Those who enjoy battling other adventurers traversing The Lands Between should be aware that the new update increases Stamina Attack Power for all attacks on guarded opponents, save for when long-range weapons are at play. Several incantations have also had a power nerf, including Dragonfire, Agheel’s Flame, Glintstone Breath, Smarag’s Glintstone Breath, Rotten Breath, Ekzykes’s Decay, Dragonice, Borealis’s Mist, and Unendurable Frenzy. Finally, Ashes of War has had a power nerf across the board.
Damage scaling has now been enabled on a separate plane for all weapons, skills, spells, and incantations used in PvP play. None of the applied changes will affect Elden Ring’s single-player campaign nor its cooperative mode. All changes are restricted player for player vs player encounters. Smaller tweaks have been applied to Poise, weapon attack speeds, and a variety of spells. For a full list of patch notes, you can visit the official Elden Ring blog.
In somewhat more unofficial news, (as reported by VGC), Elden Ring modder Lance McDonald has already dug into the code featured in the new update, and postulates that the update contains references to maps and areas that are yet to appear in the FromSoft adventure, suggesting the possibility that a DLC expansion could be en route. Such a release would come as no surprise, given the incredible success of Elden Ring from a critical and sales standpoint. Of course, the data could merely reference previously tossed locations that were deleted before development was completed.
Elden Ring is available now on PlayStation and PC platforms.