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Elden Ring update makes massive change to final boss that we've been begging for

Elden Ring update makes massive change to final boss that we've been begging for

The Elden Beast just got a lot easier

I recently finished up a new playthrough of Elden Ring ahead of the release of Shadow Of The Erdtree, making sure I had everything tied up so I could dive straight into the expansion.

There are a few things you need to do to access the new Elden Ring DLC, including defeat a previously optional boss that the vast majority of players have struggled to best.

Having just recently beaten Elden Ring again, one thing I'd forgotten is just how annoying the game's final boss is.

For those who haven't gotten quite this far into Elden Ring, the game's last challenge is a two-stage boss battle. The first fight against Radagon Of The Golden Order isn't too bad, but when the Elden Beast appears for the climax is where things get hairy.

It's not that the Elden Beast is inherently difficult, to be clear. It's more that you fight the fecker in a massive arena, and it will frequently fly or teleport miles away from you, leaving you to jog after at. If you're lucky, you can get a few more hits on it when you finally catch up, before it flies away again.

It's an incredible pain in the ass. Fortunately, FromSoftware has now released a new update to prepare for the DLC (which we loved).

This new patch makes a ton of changes, and you can download it regardless of whether or not you're picking up Shadow Of The Erdtree.

You can read the full patch notes here, but the most notable change is that you can now summon Torrent, your spectral steed, in the fight with the Elden Beast. Quite possibly, this is the greatest update to have ever been released anywhere.

This is a complete game-changer that should make the final fight considerably less irritating, and probably quite a bit easier as a result. Thank you for this gift, FromSoftware.

Featured Image Credit: Bandai Namco

Topics: Elden Ring, Fromsoftware, Bandai Namco