Elden Ring update means Malenia is actually beatable again

The latest Elden Ring update is now live and rolls out several major bug fixes for the action RPG.

Chief among them is a fix for a recently introduced bug that allowed Malenia, Blade of Miquella, to heal incorrectly. Elden Ring’s notoriously difficult boss is meant to heal whenever its blade hits a player, but it was able to briefly self-heal at any time after summoning a co-op player into your game. easier.

Publisher Bandai Namco claims the patch also “fixed a bug that caused some bosses to die at unexpected times.” After Update 1.04 went live last week, some players reported sudden boss deaths mid-battle.

For one Redditor, the Fire Giant kicked the bucket immediately after transitioning into his second phase, while the Godskin duo both shuffled their death coils when their health bars were only at half exhausted. Being able to take down bosses just like FromSoftware intended should make things much more enjoyable.

Cinematic shot of player on horseback charging at mounted enemy in Elden Ring

(Image credit: Bandai Namco)

Additionally, the update fixes “a bug where the duration of the Cerulean Hidden Tear effect was downgraded”, resolves an issue that caused the Elden Beast boss to not “work properly under certain circumstances”, and “correct text”. Details of these fixes are not listed, but features should now be fully functional.

The previous 1.04 update brought significant changes to Elden Ring, introducing a major magickal rebalancing that made Fath-based caster builds much more powerful. It also improved the damage of Colossal Weapons, improving the effectiveness of Strength Builds.

Add to that the quality of life features that have been introduced – including an option to toggle the auto-rotate camera feature – an expanded Patches questline and numerous fixes for combat and quest progression issues, and Elden Ring updates are coming thick and fast.

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FromSoftware was quick to address some of the game’s outstanding issues, keeping its already massive audience firmly engaged.

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