is a big game in . To fully complete, it may take a long time , but for those who are somehow exhausted from every dungeon and boss, now there’s even more work to do. In the latest patch, FromSoftware added quests for several non-player characters (NPCs): Diallos, Nepheli Loux, Kenneth Haight, and Gatekeeper Gostoc.
Tracking NPCs’ locations will also be easier, thanks to new map markers that let you include their names. So if you want to remember where to find a particular seller, you may not need to record their location . There’s also a new NPC named Jar Bairn, while the developers have “added several NPCs that can be summoned in a variety of situations”, according to .
The update also brings a bunch of balance changes. One of them will reduce the effectiveness of the Mimic Tear summoning. That allows the player to generate an AI-driven spirit with the same payload as the player, which is hugely useful for boss fights.
Meanwhile, FromSoft has reduced the damage dealt by Hoarfrost’s Stomp Ash of War and increased the duration. Speed racers relied on that skill to pass Elden Ring in less than 30 minutes, so they may need to find some new strategies – unless they play offline and decide not to update the game.
To offset those changes and some other nerfs, a bunch of skills now have lower FP (Focus Points) consumption, so you’ll be able to use them more often. Smithing Stones are easier to find and shields are more effective. Stat scaling issues for some weapons will be resolved after fixing some bugs. Publisher Bandai Namco says there are also some performance improvements.
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