Elden Ring: New patch 1.12 already brings you features from the addon

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Shortly before the release of Shadow of the Erdtree, patch 1.12 for Elden Ring has been released. We show you the most important changes to the main game

The new patch version 1.12 forElden Ringis now available and brings a lot of big and small changes and features to prepare you for the upcoming DLCShadow of the Erdtree. Here are the most important new features you should definitely know about

New features and improvements

Shadow of the Erdtree support

The patch adds support for the upcoming Shadow of the Erdtree DLC. You can also look forward to five new hairstyles that can be selected during character creation or via the Clouded Mirror Stand and Rennala’s Rebirth function

Card and summoning functions

A new map functions menu has been added to the map menu. There are also new features for the summoning pools: These now remain active in NG+ and can be activated or deactivated individually in the new menu. It is particularly useful that the summoning pools can be used within the Mohgwyn Palace when selecting Nearby areas only

Inventory updates

Newly obtained items are now marked with an exclamation mark and you will find a new tab called Recently Obtained Items in the inventory. However, you have to activate this first. We explain how this works in the following mini-guide:

General balance adjustments

These adjustments affect both PvE and PvP. They include increased dexterity scaling for certain weapons, increased stamina consumption when blocking with certain weapon types and increased speed of attacks with axes, greataxes, hammers, flails and slashers. The damage values of charged attacks and whips as well as the speed of consecutive attacks with light and long bows have also been increased.

PvP-exclusive balance adjustments

For the PvP players among you, there are also numerous adjustments. The Insanity and Sleep status effect buildup will now be temporarily stopped after you have been affected by it. In addition, the Poise damage values and the general damage values of various weapon types have been adjusted. These changes are intended to provide a more balanced PvP experience

Bug fixes Numerous bugs have been fixed, including problems with gestures, menu entries and display errors. If you are interested in the details: On the second page of this article, you’ll find the full patch notes for Elden Ring Patch 1.12, where you can look up the dozens of changes to the game.

The complete patch notes for Elden Ring 1.12

New feature

  • Additional support for the Shadow of the Earth DLC
  • Five new hairstyles have been added to the game. They can be selected during character creation, with the cloud level or with Rennala’s rebirth function.
  • The “Map Functions” menu has been added to the map menu.
  • New Summon Pool functions:

    • Active summon pools are now transferred to NG+.
    • Individual summoning pools can now be activated / deactivated in the newly added card function menu.

– When using the Lesser Golden Effigy, if the “Include Remote Areas” option is selected, Summon Pools within the Mohgwyn Palace will not be selected for summoning even if enabled.

– If you are inside Moghwyn Palace and select “Nearby Only” when using the Small Golden Effigy, you can be summoned within the area.

New inventory properties:

  • Newly received items are marked with a “!”.
  • A new tab called “Recent Items” has been added to check recently received items.
  • The display settings can be changed via the “Display” tab in the system menu.
  • Added new function to summon the Spectral Steed during the boss fight with the Elden Beast.
  • New function in the Colosseum: Crafting consumables consumed during a battle will be replenished at the end of the session.
  • Added support for the Arabic language.

New features for Steam only

  • New keyboard/mouse settings:

    • Added the setting “Lock-on change threshold” of the mouse control.
    • Added setting to change the behavior of the cursor movement in the map menu.
    • Added key assignments for opening the map in the “Key settings” menu.

PvP-exclusive balance adjustments

The adjustments in this section have no effect on single player or co-op play.

Weapon Customizations

  • After being affected by the status effects “Madness” and/or “Sleep”, the build-up of status effects is interrupted for a short time.
  • The Poise damage of some attacks against other players with the following weapon types has been increased:

    • Great Swords / Colossal Swords / Curved Greatswords / Great Axes / Hammers / Flails / Great Hammers / Colossal Weapons / Great Spears / Halberds

  • Adjusted poise damage of some two-handed attacks against other players by the following weapon types:

    • Large Swords / Axes / Great Axes / Hammers / Great Hammers / Halberds / Reapers

  • Increased Poise damage against other players from two-handed attacks with the following weapon types:

    • axes / hammers / halberds / reapers

  • Increased poise damage from axes against other players
  • Damage from two-weapon attacks against other players has been reduced for all weapon types.
  • Reduced the damage of some attacks against other players with the following weapon types:

    • Daggers / Straight Swords / Slashing Swords / Heavy Slashing Swords / Curved Swords / Katanas / Twin Blades / Axes / Spears / Reapers / Whips / Fists / Claws

  • The Poise value of some attack moves against other players with the following weapon types has been reduced:

    • Great Swords / Colossal Swords / Curved Greatswords / Great Axes / Hammers / Flails / Great Hammers / Colossal Weapons / Great Spears / Halberds

  • The damage of some attacks against other players has been reduced for the weapon type “Heavy Thrusting Swords”.
  • Damage from dual-wielding attacks against other players has been reduced for the following weapon types:

    • Spears / Great Spears

  • Reduced the damage animation movement of the following weapon types when another player is stunned by a two-handed heavy running attack:

    • Fists / claws

  • The effects of Blessing of the Canopy and Radiant Blessing of the Canopy have been reduced to increase the poise value and negation of physical damage in PvP.

Skill adjustments

Slinging blow

Damage has been reduced

Flaming Slash

Reduced damage

Rain of arrows

Reduced Damage and Poise Damage

Cursed Blood Slash

Reduced damage

Fading Moonlight

Reduced damage.

Lightning storm

Reduced damage when holding

Ritual of the Spear Call

Reduced damage for the stance

Ancient lightning spear

Reduced damage

Radahn’s Rain

Reduced damage and Poise damage.

Sling weapon

Reduced the movement of the damage animation when stunning other players

Adjustments to stuns

Black flame protection

The physical block rate has been reduced

Bestial Sling

Reduced Poise damage

General Balance Adjustments

The adjustments in this section affect both PvE and PvP aspects of the game.

  • Adjusted rotation speed when using two-handed heavy thrusting swords.
  • Increased skill scaling when assigning Ashes of War with appropriate weapon affinities.
  • Increased stamina consumption when defending against attacks with the following weapon types:

    • Large swords / Curved large swords / Large axes / Large hammers

  • The speed of some attacks of the following weapon types has been increased:

    • Axes / Greataxes / Hammers / Flails / Reapers

  • The damage of charged attacks from the following weapon types has been increased:

    • Axes / Great Axes / Some Colossal Weapons

  • The rotation speed of normal attacks of the reaper weapon type has been increased.
  • The damage of the whip weapon type has been increased, except for the “Ulmi” whip.
  • Increased the speed of consecutive attacks for the following weapon types:

    • Light bows / longbows

  • Increases the Poise damage of the weapon type Torches.
  • Increased the duration of the effect of Mohg’s Great Rune, which increases attack power when a bleeding status effect is triggered by a nearby summoned spirit.
  • Reduced the healing amount reduction of Vial of Crimson Tears and increased the Heal on Attack effect when using Malenia’s Great Rune.
  • Increased the attack power of arrows, great arrows, bolts, and great bolts that can be crafted by crafting items.
  • The rotation speed of two-handed weapons has been reduced for the following weapon types:

    • Spears/Greatspears

  • Reduced the balance generation speed for some attacks of the following weapon types:

    • Large spears / halberd spears

  • The effect that increases the power of Terra Magica spells has been reduced.
  • The effect duration of Cerulean Hidden Tear has been reduced.

Armor Adjustments

Sword of the Troll Knight

Increased damage

Zamor Curved Sword

Increased damage

Increased movement distance for some attacks.

Hatchet

Increased damage

Curling Blade

Reduced the stat increase that scales with the Arcane attribute

Serpent Hunter

The speed of crouching attacks has been increased

Sickle Halberd

The improvement to the status upgrade that scales with the “Arcane” attribute has been reduced

Albinaurian Staff

The attribute scaling has been increased

Gelmir Glitterstone Staff

Increased attribute scaling

Staff of the Prince of Death

Increased attribute scaling

Seal of the Golden Order

Increased attribute scaling

Claw Sign Seal

Increased attribute scaling.

Dragon Communion Seal

Increased attribute scaling.

Capability adjustments

Kick

Increase composure when using this skill

Slinging blow

Increases the stats of your weapon when you use this skill.

Storm Attack

Reduced the speed at which you generate composure.

Stormcaller

The speed of storm generation has been reduced.

Storm Stomper

The speed of storm generation has been reduced

Glintblade Phalanx

Reduced damage of the pose

Loretta’s Slash

The speed of pose generation has been reduced

Bloody slash

Reduced the speed of poise generation.

Strong shot

Increases the speed of some attacks.

Sky Shot

Increased the speed of consecutive attacks.

Enchanted Shot

Increases the speed of some attacks

Parry

The hitbox generation speed of “Parry” has been increased.

Stormwall

Increased speed of hitbox generation when parrying.

Thops barrier

Increased speed of hitbox generation by parrying

Buckler parry

Additional recovery time for attacks after using this skill

Flames of the offender

The Poise damage of the fire has been reduced

Removed the devastating effect of the fire

Moonlight Greatsword

The Poise damage of heavy and charged attacks has been increased, but the Poise damage of the generated magic wave has been reduced

Thundercloud form

Reduced Poise damage

Magma Shower

The speed of pose generation has been reduced.

Thunderstorm

Reduced damage

Bubble shower

Reduced Damage and Poise Damage

I command thee, kneel!

Increases the Poise value during the active part of the skill.

Reduces the speed at which health points are generated.

Blood Rush Ritual

The generated status build-up has been reduced

Loretta’s Slash

The speed of status generation has been reduced

Bear Witness!

Increased damage and Poise damage.

Contagious Rage

The amount of attack power generated by this skill has been reduced.

Fixes

  • Added the amount of FP consumed for skills in the “Ashes of War” display to the inventory menu.
  • The time it takes for some gestures to be canceled by rolling has been shortened.
  • Adjusted the input speed in some menus, such as conversation menus, to prevent accidental skipping.
  • Fixed a bug that caused damage to the player and friendly summons when using the skill “Last Rites” under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug that caused higher than expected damage when using left-handed attacks with thrusting swords.
  • Fixed a bug in the skill “Flinging Slash” that caused poise when using “Twin Blades”.
  • Fixed a bug in the skill “Queen’s Black Flame” that prevented balance from being generated when using this skill.
  • Fixed a bug where the properties of some weapons did not work correctly against mounted enemies.
  • Fixed a bug that caused bleeding when using the skill “Whirling Strikes” while under the effect of the skill “Bloodflame Blade”, even if the attack did not hit the enemy.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some skills to not execute correctly when performing certain actions.
  • Fixed a bug that caused unexpected behavior when some summons were used in quick succession.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the Spectral Steed from triggering a death fall under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug where players could not be hit by other players under certain circumstances in multiplayer mode.
  • Fixed a bug in the Colosseum that allowed critical hits against players in certain death animations.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the “Veil of Facial Expressions” effect to not transfer correctly to other players under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug that caused other players summoned as hunters to return immediately after being summoned under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug in multiplayer mode where some ghosts could still be seen after disappearing.
  • Improved multiplayer stability under certain circumstances
  • Fixed a bug that caused certain maps to render differently than expected under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the damage of some equipped weapons to be displayed incorrectly in various menus.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the marking of mercy spots in the map menu under certain circumstances.
  • Fixes a bug where item names and the cursor were not displayed correctly in the inventory menu under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug where event actions were available while in the map menu.
  • Fixed a bug in the map menu that caused certain terrains to be displayed differently than the actual terrain.

Steam-only customizations

  • The initial layout of “Keyboard settings” has been changed to “Keyboard and mouse settings” in the system menu.

Note: If you have created memory data before this update, your layout is not affected.

Fixed a bug where the mouse cursor would blink in the title menu, causing the game to become unstable under certain circumstances.

Fixed a bug where right-clicking during the tutorial would display a submenu with no entries.