Thursday, February 24, 2022

Elden Ring: 1.02 Patch Addresses Controls, Frame Rates, and More

Elden Ring has seen the release of a 1.02 patch that addresses a few elements, such as controls and frame rate drops – and Bandai Namco says you should update before playing the game.

Announced in a news post, the 1.02 patch is coming for PlayStation and Xbox versions of the game, with no word on a PC equivalent just yet. The patch is primarily being used "to improve the stability of the gameplay."

You can check out the full patch notes below:

Elden Ring 1.02 Patch Notes

  • 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

Bandai Namco was keen to say that this patch should be installed before playing the game, asking players to manually check for updates before starting. The publisher also said to apply the patch to the Digital Art Book & Soundtrack included in the Digital Deluxe Edition.

Elden Ring finally arrives today (at least on PC), and the open world translation of the classic Souls formula has received rave reviews. We awarded it a full 10/10, saying it brings "relentlessly challenging combat to an incredible open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path." It's currently one of the best-reviewed games in modern history.

Our Elden Ring guide will be growing over time — make sure you give it a look if you need help through The Lands Between.

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