Elden Ring Bleed Bug Makes Canine Its Most Harmful Enemies



A bleeding, boil-covered dog barking in a ruined city.

Screenshot: FromSoftware / Kotaku

I beforehand went on and on in regards to the wildlife in Elden Ring, explaining how its bears, wolves, and birds usually pose a bigger downside for me than its otherworldly bosses. However a gaggle of bloody canines put every part else within the recreation to disgrace.

A nasty breed of undead canine often known as the Rotten Stray may be discovered all all through the Lands Between, usually in vicious packs. Whereas they’re straightforward to dispatch for essentially the most half so long as you don’t get grasping, a sanguine variation present in Altus Plateau’s Writheblood Ruins bolsters their biting assaults with a bleed impact that may catch you off guard in case you’re not cautious.

Bleed, like most standing results, builds up slowly by means of repeated blows and depletes an enormous chunk of your well being as soon as it reaches its threshold. It’s a ache to struggle in opposition to, however not one thing that ought to occur within the blink of a watch or take you without warning. As such, the Writheblood Ruins canines’ overwhelming potential to inflict bleed instantaneously is a terrifying anomaly.

As proven within the video above, these strays seem like bugged. Their regular assaults work as supposed, however for some cause their combos hit manner too many occasions, as indicated by the overlapping sound results and fast bleed build-up. Even somebody with maxed-out vitality and endurance stats—which govern, amongst different issues, well being factors and bleed resistance, respectively—whereas sporting heavy-duty armor can’t survive for greater than a pair seconds earlier than hemorrhaging into the following life.

In keeping with consumer feedback on Fextralife, a wiki for information on Elden Ring and different Souls video games, Writheblood Ruins was at one level additionally house to an immortal slime, however I haven’t been capable of finding footage of this enemy in motion. It was apparently fastened with the current 1.03 patch.

Whereas Elden Ring has its truthful share of bugs, that simply comes with the territory. Growth is troublesome even in the perfect of occasions, and given the troubles of the previous few years, it’s a minor miracle that FromSoftware was capable of launch one thing so ambitiously massive that also runs fairly nicely for most individuals. (It’s definitely no Cyberpunk 2077). Simply sit tight and perhaps avoid this a part of the sport in the meanwhile.