Elden Ring: no more games, the new patch makes Malenia even stronger

Elden Ring: no more games, the new patch makes Malenia even stronger

Elden Ring

Since Elden Ring came out, there is a boss who has given a lot of trouble to almost everyone who has faced him. We are obviously talking about Malenia the Sword of Miquella. Without doubt he is one of the most fascinating and complex bosses of a FromSoftware game to face, but within a few weeks the players had found a way to defeat this fearsome warrior without having to sweat the famous seven shirts.

Unfortunately, these efforts of the players soon became useless, as from some hours FromSoftware has released a new patch for Elden Ring that goes to retouch some details. Among the changes, now Malenia is once again one of the most fearsome bosses in the game and indeed, if possible, FromSoftware has made her even more difficult to deal with than in the past.

Basically you patched how to beat Malenia with Swarm!

- GG_Elitee (@GG_Elitee) April 19, 2022

We do not know if FromSoftware has further balances in its plans, but fans hope that the community will soon be able to find a new "trick" to circumvent the new destructive power of one of the toughest bosses like Malenia the Sword of Miquella.

Elden Ring's 50-Hit Fake Wall Was a Glitch After All - and Now It's Gone

Elden Ring's 50-hit fake wall was seemingly a glitch all along, and has been removed in the latest patch.

If you don't remember, the mysterious wall was first discovered in March and shook the community as, while illusionary walls are nothing new to FromSoftware games, one that only disappears after 50 hits meant that practically any wall in the game could be hiding a completely new area.

This wall in Volcano Manor didn't appear to go anywhere exciting though, causing players to speculate if it was just an odd glitch, something FromSoftware has now effectively confirmed after the latest 1.04 patch turned it into a regular wall with no illusionary properties.

YouTuber Zullie the Witch returned to the wall after Elden Ring's latest patch was released and found that FromSoftware has quietly made it solid again.

The latest patch therefore marks the end of an era for one of Elden Ring's first, big strange secrets, and another may join it in obscurity soon. The Deathbed Smalls - a fancy pair of underwear only obtainable through hacking - were discovered around the same time but are now being used by trolls to soft-ban players.

Elden Ring has dominated the gaming sphere since it launched in February and produced plenty of other bizarre stories though.

Players have discovered a way to make one of the game's toughest bosses defeat itself, a now-legendary player called Let Me Solo Her went viral after defeating Malenia for hundreds of other players, and someone has now beaten the game in under seven minutes.

In our 10/10 review, IGN said: 'Elden Ring is a massive iteration on what FromSoftware began with the Souls series, bringing its relentlessly challenging combat to an incredible open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path.'

To make those choices with the best available information, check out our guide that features everything you could ever hope to know about Elden Ring, including collectible locations, boss strategies, and more.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.