Elden Ring Update Patch Notes Reveal a Much Bigger Update than Expected

Elden Ring‘s creators FromSoftware and Bandai Namco announced recently that the pair would be putting out an update for the game ahead of the release of Shadow of the Erdtree, and at the time, they gave players a brief overview of some of the highlights included in that update. It adds some new hairstyles for players to equip as well as some added inventory features to help categorize your soon-to-be-expanded collection of gear, but what neither party said about the update was that it’s actually much, much bigger than that. The patch notes for the free Elden Ring update released today have tons of balance changes to make note of, too, before you bring your favorite builds into Shadow of the Erdtree.

Thankfully for Shadow of the Erdtree players, most of your builds probably won’t be impacted if you’re just sticking to PvE. A bunch of PvP-exclusive balance changes were included in this update, but the ones affecting PvE gameplay were far lesser comparatively.

That said, you can check out the patch notes for the pre-Shadow of the Erdtree update below, and you can check out our review of the DLC here to get an idea of what awaits you in the Realm of Shadow.

New Inventory features:

Steam-Only New Features

Weapons adjustments

Skill adjustments

Spinning Slash

Flaming Strike

Rain of Arrows

Cursed-Blood Slash

Transient Moonlight

Lightning Storm

Spearcall Ritual

Ancient Lightning Spear

Radahn’s Rain

Spinning Weapon

Incantations adjustments

Black Flame’s Protection

Bestial Sling

Troll Knight’s Sword

Zamor Curved Sword

Forked Hatchet

Ripple Blade


Ripple Crescent Halberd

Albinauric Staff

Gelmir Glintstone Staff

Prince of Death’s Staff

Golden Order Seal

Clawmark Seal

Dragon Communion Seal


Storm Assault


Storm Stomp

Glintblade Phalanx

Loretta’s Slash

Bloody Slash

Strong shot

Increased the speed of some attacks.

Sky Shot

Enchanted Shot


Storm Wall

Thops’s Barrier

Buckler Parry

Taker’s Flames

Removed the fire’s knocking down effect.

Moonlight Greatsword

Thundercloud Form

Magma Shower


Bubble Shower

I Command Thee, Kneel!

Bloodboon Ritual

Bear Witness!

Contagious Fury


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