Elden Ring finally hits consoles and PC tomorrow, and today, one day before its release, Bandai Namco and From Software have released the patch notes for Patch 1.02, which is essentially the game’s day-one patch.
In it, you’ll find numerous fixes, bug squashes, and more. If this day-one patch is like previous ones, it’s likely you won’t even be playing the game until after this update has been installed. If you’re buying the game physically or already have it pre-loaded with a digital purchase, this update will likely be pushed before you begin the game.
Here’s what to expect from Patch 1.02 in Elden Ring:
Improved player controls
Addition and adjustments of background music
NPC event fixes and adjustments
Fixed frame rate drops under certain conditions
Fixed text bug in some languages
Fixed a bug that prevented the Xbox wireless headset from working properly
These patch notes also include a quick note about the game’s forthcoming implementation of ray-tracing, citing this support is planned for after the game’s launch tomorrow and that more details about it will be revealed in “future announcements.”
While waiting for this patch to download and install, read Game Informer’s Elden Ring review to determine why we gave it a 10 out of 10. Watch the official Elden Ring launch trailer after that, and then check out this breakdown of the global launch times for Elden Ring to find out exactly when you can start playing.
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