Elden Ring always has some huge patches after its release. A game with so much land, dialogue, and weapons inevitably has some creases to work out. This latest update, patch 1.04, did a lot of work rebalancing and revamping many spells, spells, weapons, and more to keep the game working as intended. However, that’s not all balance, as the NPC patches also get some work done.
this bunch of patch notes The release from Bandai Namco covers a ton of interactions, rebalances, and tweaks. From shortening the animation time of status effects to beefing up The Grafted Blade Greatsword, there’s a lot to dig.
Most notably, however, the list of major changes includes the following: “Added some event stages to the NPC patch. Right now, we’re not sure what exactly that means. As an NPC, the patch moves a lot as you play, and will His merchandise moves from one place to another, so while the patch notes aren’t exactly specific, it’s implied that he’ll be in more places and cause more mischief.
In addition to patches, Millicent is also making adjustments. She will be protected by a barrier after Mikaela’s Harry Gertrie helps her because too many people accidentally kill her. Well kept, FromSoftware.
Other changes include the option to turn the camera’s auto-rotate feature on and off, slightly increased FP and stamina growth rates at lower levels, and faster “Kick” spellcasting. Madness, as a status effect, is also now deadlier and takes more time to recover from its buildup, although the animation will be shorter when you finally add it in.
However, some of these changes are not immediately applied to your character. Stamina and FP growth rates appear to require the application of one of three movements. The easiest two are to activate Godric’s Great Rune, or just level up. You can also re-equip gear that gives you additional stats on Strength, Agility, Vitality, Stamina, Intelligence, Faith or Arcane to see changes.
In addition to these more noteworthy additions, there’s a whole bunch of tweaks that you can check out in-game right now.