Bandai Namco Entertainment and FromSoftware’s Elden Ring was just updated to version 1.13 (in-game 1.09) on all platforms including PS5, PS4, Xbox, and Steam. This is the 13th update following the launch day release and update. The Elden Ring version 1.13 update has balance adjustments and bug fixes in addition to Ray Tracing on supported platforms as confirmed by Lance McDonald on PC, and I verified on my PS5 version. The download size is 186.6MB on PS4 and 5.349GB on PS5. Read my Xbox Series X review of the original game here. If you missed it, the Elden Ring is getting an expansion titled “Shadow of the Erdtree”. We recently had the Colosseum update includes the Colosseums of Limgrave, Leyndell and Caelid allowing players to engage in battles such as duels, free-for-alls, and team fights. The Elden Ring version 1.13 update patch notes are below. 

Elden Ring version 1.13 update patch notes for app version 1.09

This update is 1.13 on PS4 and 1.009.000 on PS5. In-game, the app and calibrations version is 1.09. The update details via the PS4 update history are below:

  • Game balance has been adjusted.
  • In addition to the above, various errors have been corrected.

The full patch notes and balance adjustments are below:

New feature

Ray Tracing support has been added for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and PC versions.

Ray Tracing can be activated in the settings menu:

  • PS5 / XSX: Game Options > Ray Tracing
  • PC: Graphics > Ray Tracing Quality

Please note that performance – such as frame rate and resolution – may be impacted while playing with Ray Tracing on.

The minimum and recommended technical specifications to use Ray Tracing can be found at the end of the patch notes.

PvP-exclusive balance adjustments

The adjustments in this section do not affect single-player or cooperative play.

  • The Inescapable Frenzy incantation power and grab angle have been increased.
  • The Lifesteal Fist skill power, range and grab angle have been increased.
  • Decreased the power of two-handed jumping attacks.
  • Decreased the power of heavy and heavy running attacks of Fist and Claw weapon types.
  • Decreased the power of the Founding Rain of Stars spell.
  • Decreased the spell enhancement effect of the Terra Magica spell.
  • Decreased the damage and poise damage of the Wave of Gold skill when hitting an opponent over a certain distance.
  • Decreased the effectiveness of the Determination and Royal Knight’s Resolve skills.
  • Decreased the effects of the Contagious Fury skill of the Jellyfish Shield.
  • Decreased the effectiveness of the Claw Talisman.
  • Decreased the effectiveness of the Lord of Blood’s ExultationTalisman.
  • Decreased the attack power buff granted by the White Mask head armor.
  • Decreased the jumping attack damage buff granted by the Raptor’s Black Feathers armor.
  • Decreased the damage buff granted by Magic-Shrouding Cracked Tear, Flame-Shrouding Cracked Tear, Lightning-Shrouding Cracked Tear, and Holy-Shrouding Cracked Tear when activated with theFlask of Wondrous Physick.

General balance adjustments

  • Added an invincibility window when respawning in the colosseum.
  • Increased the scaling of the following attributes when infusing weapons with certain Ashes of War:
    • Magic / Fire / Flame Art / Lightning / Sacred
  • Increased the attribute scaling of the following weapon types:
    • Colossal Sword / Great Axe / Hammer / Flail / Great Hammer / Colossal Weapon
  • Increased the speed, range and recovery time of some attacks for the following weapon types:
    • Great Hammer / Great Axe / Great Sword / Curved Greatsword
  • Flail weapons changes:
    • Increased the speed of some attacks.
    • Reduced attack recovery time.
    • Increased poise when using two-handed attacks.
  • Increased running attacks speed and reduced attack recovery time for the following weapon types:
    • Straight Sword / Curved Sword / Katana / Twinblade Sword / Axe / Hammer / Halberd
  • Increased the first attack speed for the following weapon types:
    • Straight Sword / Curved Sword / Whip
  • Increased the speed of guard counters for the following weapon types:
    • Straight Sword / Great Sword / Colossal Sword / Great Curved Sword / Katana / Twinblade Sword / Axe / Great Axe / Flail / Great Hammer / Spear / Great Spear / Halberd
  • Reduced the attack recovery time for Whip weapons.
  • Increased the damage of Claw weapons.
  • Added Holy damage and Faith scaling to the Great Club.
  • Increased damage negation when blocking Holy damage and decreased damage negation when blocking damage from other affinities.
  • Increased the effectiveness of the Twinblade Talisman.
  • Slightly reduced rolling travel distance for light equipment weights.
  • Decreased the hitbox size for some attacks of the following weapon types:
    • Thrusting Sword / Heavy thrusting Sword / Spear / Great Spear / Halberd

Ashes of War adjustments

  • Lifesteal Fist
    • Increased target grab range.
  • Surge of Faith
    • Increased projectile generation speed.
  • Flame Spit
    • Increased the guard speed and blocking amount of the skill.
    • Adjusted the angle of the fireball.
  • Tongues of Fire
    • Increased the guard speed and blocking amount of the skill.
  • Great Oracular Bubble
    • Increased projectile generation speed and reduced the recovery time.
  • Viper Bite
    • Reduced the time before rolling is possible after using the skill.
  • Shriek of Milos
    • Increased close range poise damage.
  • Spearcall Ritual
    • Increased projectile generation speed.
  • Cursed-Blood Slash
    • Increased projectile generation speed and reduced the recovery time.
  • Gold Breaker
    • Reduced the recovery time.
  • I Command Thee, Kneel!
    • Increased attack generation speed.
  • Starcaller Cry
    • Increased the speed of follow-up attacks.
  • Spinning Wheel
    • Increased attack generation speed.
    • Added a roll & heavy attack cancel timing while using the skill.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed a bug where the Scarlet rot status buildup was not properly reflected when giving the Antspur Rapier a Cold affinity.
  • Fixed a bug where the Scarlet rot status buildup was not properly reflected when giving the Rotten Greataxe a Blood affinity.
  • Fixed a bug where some attacks of the PartisanDeath Ritual Spear, and Lucerne had unexpected Physical attack scaling.
  • Fixed a bug where the Nightrider Glaive did not increase the damage of horseback attacks.
  • Fixed a bug where the Duelist Greataxe and Rotten Greataxe did not increase the damage of charged attacks.
  • Fixed a bug where the Roar Medallion Talisman effect didn’t increase the power of some incantations. 
  • Fixed a bug that reduced the power of some skills while under the Golden Vow effect.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the effects the Determination and Royal Knight’s Resolve skills when casted from a left-handed weapon to be added to other skills casted with a right-handed weapon.
  • Fixed a bug that reduced the critical hit power of right-handed weapons while having Determination or Royal Knight’s Resolveactive on a left-handed weapon.
  • Fixed a bug where status build-ups were unintentionally added to some Weapon Skills
  • Fixed a bug where the power and special effects of a left-handed weapon could be added to a skill cast with a right-handed weapon.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an equipped Sacrificial Twig to be consumed when a player died in the Colosseum.
  • Fixed the camera positioning when respawning in the Colosseum.
  • Fixed a bug where a player could receive credit for a kill in the Colosseum when dying due to the Death status effect, instead of the player who inflicted that status effect.
  • Improved stability in Colosseum matchmaking.
  • Fixed a bug related to level correction when an invader used the Phantom Bloody Finger.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause disconnections with other players in certain locations during multiplayer.
  • Improved online multiplayer stability.
  • [PS4] Fixed a bug that occurred when using the Finger Severer on summoned NPCs while offline that could cause the game to crash.
  • Fixed a bug related to some enemies not rendering or behaving as expected.
  • Several performance improvements and other bug fixes.

Check out the Ray Tracing option via Lance McDonald below:

Elden Ring Ray Tracing Update

If you toggle Ray Tracing on, it will lock the graphics mode to prioritize quality and not let you use the performance mode on PS5 at least. I’ll be checking it out on Xbox soon.

Elden Ring VRR update for PS5

As of now, a PS5-specific VRR update has not been announced. With VRR having rolled out for PS5, hopefully Elden Ring gets patched to take full advantage of it on PS5.

Elden Ring has been getting a few patches since launch focused on PvP mostly and balance adjustments, but I’m looking forward to the expansion. I’ll definitely be grabbing the expansion on all platforms when it launches. It remains it to be seen if the Elden Ring Shadow of the Erdtree expansion releases this year and if we get a complete Elden Ring Game of the Year edition with DLC included on disc. Hopefully we get a trailer for the expansion before TGS 2023 or more gameplay details revealed soon.

Elden Ring is out now on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and Steam worldwide.

Update: Added full list of balance adjustments and fixes.

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