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Biggest Changes in the Elden Ring 1.06 Patch

Here are all of the biggest changes in the Elden Ring 1.06 patch. This includes tweaks to summoning, White Mask Varre’s questline, and game balancing.

It’s been a couple of months since the last Elden Ring update, but the game has finally gotten another patch.

Developer FromSoftware dropped the version 1.06 update for Elden Ring on August 8, 2022, and it includes a surprising amount of changes.

This includes some tweaks to summoning and an update for the White Mask Varre Questline, as well as a load of balancing changes and bug fixes. Here are all of the major changes in the patch.

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Biggest Changes in the Elden Ring 1.06 Update

Summoning & Invading

Firstly, FromSoftware has made some major changes to Summoning and Invading in the Elden Ring 1.06 patch:

  • Players will be able to send summoning signs to summoning pools in multiple areas. This should help make the process much faster.
  • Players can now Invade a larger area. This includes areas that are far away too.

Read More: Elden Ring: How to Invade Other Players’ Worlds for PvP

Elden Ring Summons

White Mask Varre Questline

Tarnished can now progress this quest completely offline by defeating a new NPC in the game. This will make getting the powerful White Mask helm much easier.

The White Mask Varre questline in Elden Ring was tricky to complete since players previously required playing online.

White Mask Varre

Balancing Changes

The Elden Ring 1.06 patch also includes 12 different balancing changes. Most of these are quite minor but there are a couple that could be pretty game-changing:

  • FromSoftware has given small buffs to the attack speed as well as the length of time after an attack you can roll for Greatswords, Curved Greatswords, Great Axes, and Great Hammers. This will hopefully make Strength builds a bit more powerful.
  • The insanely powerful Bloodhound’s Step Ash of War has gotten a significant nerf. The travel distance and invincibility frames have been reduced and spamming the move now leads to reduced performance.

Here are some of the best Strength weapons in Elden Ring in case you want to respec and try out how they feel after the 1.06 patch.

Elden Ring Combat

Bug Fixes

Finally, the patch notes also list over 30 different bug fixes for Elden Ring. This includes everything from general performance issues to specific glitches with weapons, combat, and dropped runes.

Be sure to check out the full patch notes for the Elden Ring 1.06 update on the Bandai Namco website.

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In other news, predictions suggest that Elden Ring could be the best-selling game of 2022!

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