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Bandai Namco Responds to Elden Ring Performance Issues

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Elden Ring has become the biggest game launch for FromSoftware ever, garnering nearly 1 million users on Steam on launch day. But it would seem that the hype has uncovered some problems.

On the company’s official website, a post titled “A message about some performance issues in Elden Ring” has been released. In it, the company was very plain and apologetic. In the post, the company explained various issues they’re aware of, and what they plan to do about them. Of particular note is the infamous framerate stuttering issue many users are reporting on PC. There’s also a save corruption issue that has been reported for the PS5 version. The issue relates to the auto-save function not triggering when the console is turned off during play. “We are aware of the cause of this issue and are working on a patch to correct it,” said the post.

And it’s not just performance, it would seem DRM is getting some heat as well. Easy Anti-Cheat was one sore spot for some users, as the DRM is known to be very intrusive. And it would seem that this game’s version is a bit bugged and is erroneously preventing users from running the game if they have a Steam account name that includes a multi-byte character.

The company has also said that Elden Ring patch 1.02 is being rushed out to deal with some of these issues. This small patch includes a few different fixes to minor issues. The problems addressed in this patch range from dealing with control issues, to fixing that really annoying framerate jitter many users are reporting.

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Bandai Namco has also said more patches are coming. Of note is the planned addition of ray-tracing functionality, to be added later. An important note is that the ray-tracing update will be implemented post-launch and more news is coming on that front. For now though, here’s what’s being fixed in Elden Ring patch 1.02:

  • Improved player controls
  • Addition and adjustment of BGM
  • Text adjustments
  • Balance adjustments
  • 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

This is all well and good, and a great first step. Bandai Namco will just need to keep pushing out patches as the days wear on. Elden Ring performance issues have already become a big issue on PC. And even with the massive success of the launch, there’s no reason to squander the hype with a badly performing game.

If you’re playing and enjoying the game, good for you! You might have questions though, so we have some guides to help you out. When making a character, picking the right class is important. Figure out how to level up your character once you’re in the game. From there, you might want to learn how to upgrade gear, or maybe how to find powerful weapons, like the Meteorite Staff.

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