Elden Ring’s in-recreation map has been regularly evolving for the reason that motion RPG launched earlier this 12 months, as Bandai Namco inconspicuously edited the sport without gamers noticing.
The adjustments to Elden Ring’s map have been documented by YouTuber and FromSoftware aficionado Illusory Wall (thanks, VG247). In a latest video, they clarify that the sport’s submit-launch patches have made a number of secret cartographic adjustments, tweaking the sport’s map to raised signify its world.
Alterations have been made to every of Elden Ring’s areas, with the smallest of them eradicating roads, ruins, or different options from the map that don’t truly exist within the recreation. In different instances, small unidentifiable blocks, which could have represented rocks or ruins that by no means made it into the ultimate recreation, have disappeared.
There are greater adjustments, too. The recreation’s authentic map confirmed a few roads and bridges that might have higher-related areas of the early recreation, and different areas have been up to date for accuracy. The space round Stormveil Castle, for instance, didn’t initially present a moat or the broken part of its entrance.
Several visible details have additionally been added for the reason that recreation’s launch, higher highlighting the partitions of castles, in addition to more clearly defining cliffs and roads. The icons of every space have additionally been radically modified. More shade has been injected into the Limgrave and Caelid icons, for example, which have been beforehand naked beige.
See the entire adjustments in Illusory Wall’s video beneath.
A effectively-saved secret
Publisher Bandai Namco has launched a rating of patches for Elden Ring for the reason that recreation launched again in February. The updates have rebalanced bosses, mounted stability bugs, and buffed spellcasters, however not one of the official patch notes have ever outlined adjustments to the sport’s map. Many gamers can have been oblivious to the adjustments happening beneath their character’s ft.
Not all, nevertheless. Illusory Wall wasn’t the primary to note the edits, and Reddit threads from way back to March famous the adjustments. However, their video does go a protracted technique to correctly doc the tweaks, and present the unique and new map aspect by aspect.
It’s unlikely the adjustments can have impacted your recreation a lot, even should you didn’t discover them. Most of the updates are comparatively minor high quality-of-life fixes that have been possible launched to make Elden Ring’s map that rather more legible. But they provide an fascinating glimpse into the minds of the FromSoftware crew, and the sport’s world may need appeared like at one stage of growth.