Fire Ring: New Patch Fixes Broken Malenia Boss Fight and more – IGN

A new update to Elden Ring has fixed a number of bugs introduced in the latest patch 1.04, including a bug that caused Malenia to regain health for no reason during matches with called players.

As announced by Bandai Namco, Update 1.04.1 has “fixed a bug with Malenia, Blade of Miquella where her HP was not properly healed in the online multiplayer environment”. This should mean that in matches where you have called on teammate help, Malenia will not be able to regain her health unless her blows are actually associated with a player. This is good news for anyone trying to overcome the game’s toughest boss with friends.

There is also good news for spells; Cerulean Hidden Tear has been fixed. Update 1.04 accidentally reduced the duration of Tear from 15 seconds down to 7, but luckily this hotfix restores it back to its original form. Drink this when mixed in Flask of Wondrous Physick and you will be able to conjure without draining FP for a full 15 seconds now.

The update has also “fixed an error that caused some bosses to die inadvertently”, as well as fixed an error that prevented the final boss from working properly “under certain circumstances.” Those conditions are not mentioned in the post, but they should not be a problem anymore.

In addition, some text issues have also been fixed.

This should put patch 1.04 in a good position, as in addition to these issues, the update was well received by the Elden Ring community, especially in terms of its changes to colossal weapons and Faith abilities. However, it got Swarm of Flies, so anyone who relied on it to defeat Malenia might be a little disappointed.

In other news, a data miner has broken into Elden Ring’s mysterious colosseum area and found what could be the first indication of upcoming DLC.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Features Editor.