Update 1.05 for Elden Ring: All the Secret Changes That Weren't Mentioned in the Patch Notes

Update 1.05 for Elden Ring: All the Secret Changes That Weren't Mentioned in the Patch Notes ...

Elden Ring has been continuously improved with a regular flow of updates. These include bug fixes, weapon balancing, and general improvements to the game. FromSoftwares'' latest update featured a good deal of quality of life improvements that were explained in the developer patch notes.

Several tweaks were made through the update, but the notes didn''t appear. In true FromSoftware, the developers decided to keep some things a secret that players could only discover by continuing to play Elden Ring after the update.

Meteor Crash After Defeating Radahn

The most powerful and most satisfying story-driven change from the update involves the cinematic that plays after the player defeats Starscourge Radahn. As his name implies, Radahn has been keeping the stars and cosmos at bay, and after the player defeats him, the stars begin to move again along with a meteor that crashes into the Lands Between. This meteor creates a large hole in the ground that the player is instructed to enter by Blaidd and his companion.

The hole created by the meteor allows the player to access an area known as Nokron and Eternal City. Although this area is completely optional, it is a unique and fascinating underground landscape that is required to complete the Rannis questline, which is why Blaidd implores the player to travel to the city.

The problem with this quest is that before the update, players were not told exactly where the meteor crashed. It''s entirely possible to miss this important event even if players followed the direction of the crash. It takes some research to discover the entrance to Nokron.

After Elden Rings'' defeat against Radahn, the map in Elden Ring has received a few tweaks since it began as minimal as possible, but developers soon discovered that certain markers are essential to the game''s progression. Creating a map marker for the entrance to Nokron will decrease frustration and help players complete the quest line.

Golden Runes

The leveling technique in Soulsborne games has always required a type of currency that might be obtained by defeating adversaries and using items but may also be lost if the player dies before being able to reach their previous point of death. Golden Runes are used in various ways as well as other tools that may be used in conjunction with the game.

Players would not know exactly how many runes they would gain from using a specific Golden Rune prior to the new update. This came as no surprise to Soulsborne veteran who are only providing vague quantities such as a substantial amount. Nevertheless, it is difficult for them to know how many Golden Runes they must to use before they can purchase an item or upgrade levels.

By now showing the exact amount of runes gained from each other Golden Rune, FromSoftware has finally answered players'' concerns. Instead of pretending to provide players with an unspecific number of runes, the item description now shows an exact number. Even in previous games, it has always been more of a chore or a minor flaw.

The Road that Led to Jarburg

Jarburg is an optional, easy-to-miss area with some unique characters. Many Elden Ring fans are familiar with Iron Fist Alexander, the giant jar character who often requires assistance from the player, but there are also other friendly and knowledgeable jars who reside in an area that is just east of Liurnia of the Lakes.

The side quest for Jar-Bairn can be begun at Jarburg, but players will discover that it is not an easy place to enter. The best way to get into Jarburg is by jumping off a cliff near the Carian Study Hall, near Alexander''s second encounter, and descending the cliff side until reaching the small city.

The original map for Elden Ring tented a road from the main path that led directly to Jarburg. However, if players attempted to take this route, they would discover that the road did not exist. Update 1.05 retaliated this error with the map and removed the nonexistent road to Jarburg.

Fans of FromSoftware love to explore hidden meanings in each game because developers aim to hide hidden paths and hide information. Many in this case attempted to explain what the road that did not exist meant or what it might imply for Elden Ring''s potential DLC. In this case, however, it appears that the road was a shamble on the map, possibly left from a previous version of the game that actually had a road leading to Jarburg.

The Benefit of Secret Changes

Elden Ring is fromSoftware''s most prestigious game thus far, yet it is also one of the most approachable and has piqued the interest of individuals who have never played a Soulsborne game before. For this reason, it is essential for FromSoftware to continue to provide quality of life improvements in Elden Ring, ensuring that the wider audience who is attempting Elden Ring is able to move into the expansive, open world without too much stress.

Patch Notes that detail changes that come with it are essential because they explain exactly what bugs are being fixed or what features are being added. While adding significant quality of life changes can be equally as important because they can result in small, sometimes difficult-to-notice changes that might make a game experience more seamless. Instead, players focus only on Elden Ring''s adversaries and bosses.

Elden Ring is now available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.