Elden Ring – Version 1.12 Adds Option to Summon Torrent in Final Battle

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With Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree out soon (or now, depending on your region), FromSoftware has released patch notes for Version 1.12. Applicable to the base game, it adds five new hairstyles, carrying over active Summoning Pools to New Game Plus and a new tab for Recent Items to better sort through new loot.

However, there are some rather interesting new features. Arabic language is supported, and crafted consumables used in Colosseum fights will be replenished afterwards. Perhaps the best new change is the option to summon Torrent, your spectral steed, during the final battle. Though it may not make a difference now with the expansion’s imminent launch, it’s a welcome feature.

Other quality-of-life changes include Ashes of War Skills denoting the amount of FP consumed on use in your inventory and gestures taking less time to cancel by rolling. There are also various bug fixes, improved multiplayer stability “under certain circumstances,” and so on. Check out some of the patch notes below and full details here.

Elden Ring is available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS4, PS5 and PC. Check out our reviews for the base game and the expansion.

Elden Ring – Patch Notes Version 1.12

New features

  • Added support for the SHADOW OF THE ERDTREE DLC.
  • Five new hairstyles have been added to the game. They can be selected during character creation, using the Clouded Mirror Stand or using Rennala’s Rebirth feature.
  • Added “Map Functions Menu” to the Map Menu.

New Summoning Pool features:

  • Active Summoning Pools will now be carried over to NG+.
  • Individual Summoning Pools can now be enabled / disabled in the newly added Map Functions Menu.
    – If “Include Distant Areas” is selected when using the Small Golden Effigy, summoning pools within the Mohgwyn Palace will not be selected for summoning, even if you have activated them.
    – If you are within the Moghwyn Palace and select “Nearby Only” when using the Small Golden Effigy, you will be able to be summoned within the area.

New Inventory features:

  • Newly obtained items will be marked with a “!“.
  • A new tab called “Recent Items” has been added to review recently obtained items.
  • Display settings can be changed from the Display tab in the system menu.
  • Added new feature to summon spectral steed during the Elden Beast the boss battle.
  • Added new feature to the colosseum: crafted consumable items that have been used during a battle will be replenished at the end of your session.
  • Added support for Arabic language.

Steam-only new features

New Keyboard/mouse settings:

  • Added “lock-on change threshold” setting of mouse controls.
  • Added a setting to change cursor movement behaviour in the map menu.
  • Added key assignments to open the map in the Key Settings menu.

Bug Fixes

  • In the inventory menu, added the amount of FP consumed for Skills in the “Ashes of War” display information.
  • Reduced the time it takes for some gestures to become cancelable by rolling.
  • Adjusted the input speed in some menus, such as conversation menus, to prevent accidental skips.
    Fixed a bug that caused damage to the player and friendly summons when using the “Last Rites” Skill under specific circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug that caused higher than expected poise damage when performing left-handed attacks with Thrusting Swords.
  • Fixed a bug with Spinning Slash Skill that generated poise when used with Twinblades.
  • Fixed a bug in The Queen’s Black Flame Skill that did not apply poise when using this skill.
  • Fixed a bug where the characteristics of some weapons were not working properly against mounted enemies.
  • Fixed a bug that caused a Bleed buildup when using the Spinning Strikes Skill while under the effect of the Bloodflame Blade Skill, even if the attack did not hit the enemy.
  • Fixed a bug that caused some Skill to perform incorrectly when specific actions were performed.
  • Fixed a bug that caused unexpected behaviors when some incantations were used in quick succession.
  • Fixed a bug where the spectral steed did not trigger a death fall under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented players from getting hit by other players under certain circumstances in Multiplayer.
  • Fixed a bug in the Colosseum that allowed Critical hits against players in specific death animations.
  • Fixed a bug where the Mimic’s Veil effect was not properly reflected to other players under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug that caused other players summoned as hunters to immediately return after being summoned under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug in Multiplayer where some spirits could be locked on even after they disappeared.
  • Improved Multiplayer stability under certain circumstances
  • Fixed a bug that caused specific maps to render differently than expected under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug where the damage of some equipped weapons were incorrectly displayed in various menus.
  • Fixes a bug that prevented marking sites of Grace in the map menu under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug where item names and the cursor were not displayed correctly in the inventory menu under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed a bug where event actions were available while being in the map menu.
  • Fixed a bug in the map menu that caused specific terrains to be displayed differently from the actual terrain.

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