Elden Ring’s legendary ’50 Hit ‘illusory wall, murdered in the big patch (RIP)

A bandit walks through a ballroom against an illusory wall in the Fire Ring.

Screenshot: Bandai Namco

In the wake of Elden Ring‘s latest patch, which is coming to the game, searches players through Lands Between to see what has been quietly added – or lost. Among the wreckage: YouTuber Zullie the Witch found it the game’s infamous gazillion-HP illusory walls are no longer, a change not specified by the developer in the patch notes.

This week, FromSoftware developer rolled out the biggest patch to date Elden Ringits open world role-playing game about convincing you to tell every player you know they need to play it though, let’s face it, they probably play it too already. Patch 1.04 brings a lot of changes that rule in some overpowered builds, amplify and recalibrate some weaker ones and fix some buggy or directly broken quests. You can read the full list here. (Fair warning: It’s biblically long.) Also, if a wall does not go down with a single hit now, you do not have to worry about it being a secretly almost invincible illusory wall, said Zullie, a well-known FromSoft hacker. in a short video on YouTube.

To Elden Ring, illusory walls are legends. Of course, illusory walls – similar to standard walls but disappearing after you give them a good slap, which usually reveal a chamber with prey – are part of Elden Ring and its ethereal Souls predecessors of the series. But that all changed when a player late last month discovered a wall in the Volcano Manor area that required as many as 50 hits to go down. This aroused widespread suspicion among them Elden Ring community, causing players to instinctively distrust every single wall they encountered.

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Zullie fast discovered why the wall could withstand so much damage: Behind the scenes, it had 9,999 HP. At the time, players were wondering if this was a mistake or if it was a deliberate inclusion on the part of FromSoft. (The studio is known for fucking with its fans.) It is unclear why these changes were not noted in the patch notes. Representatives of Bandai Namco, Elden Ring‘s publisher, did not respond to a request for comment in time for publication.

In the meantime, if you really need to look at a wall and say, “Hmm … wait a minute, is that actually a door?”, Allow me to suggest a different fantasy game with tough bosses, vast dungeons, and a host of prey . : Little Tina’s Wonderland.