2 months in, Elden Ring’s PC performance issues are a real drag

Elden Ring’s 1.04 patch, released on Tuesday, is full of changes to the Lands Between: balance adjustments for colossal weapons and spells, buffs for loads of weapon ashes, and a heaping helping of bug fixes. What it doesn’t do, despite one bullet point promising “other performance improvements,” is fix Elden Ring’s frequent stuttering on PC.

Two months since Elden Ring’s release on February 24, FromSoftware hasn’t indicated when or if it’ll attempt to patch out the PC performance problems. The developers have at least acknowledged that those problems exist: just after launch, a Bandai Namco blog post stated “We are currently experiencing some issues that are preventing the game from playing properly under some conditions.” The post went on to add that they “will be constantly working to improve the game so that it can be played comfortably on various PC environments and platforms” and asked for patience.