When Elden Ring’s latest game patch is released, players explore Lands Between to see what’s been added or gone. In the wreckage: YouTuber Zullie the Witch discovered that the game’s infamous gazillion-HP phantom wall was gone, and then the game’s developers didn’t point out the change in the patch notes.
This week FromSoftware developers released the biggest patch yet for Elden Ring，an open-world role-playing game that aims to persuade every player to know they need to play it, even though they may be already playing. Patch 1.04 brings a bunch of changes, dominating some overly strong builds, strengthening and recalibrating some weaker builds, and fixing some buggy or outright broken quests. You can read the entire list here. (Fair warning: it’s biblical long.) Plus, if a wall doesn’t come down in one blow right now, you don’t have to worry about this outstanding phantom wall，noted FromSoft hacker Zullie said in an article on YouTube short video.
For Elden Ring, phantom walls are the stuff of legend. Of course, the phantom walls look like standard walls, but disappear after you give them a good slap, usually revealing a room filled with loot that was a staple of Elden Ring and its ethereal Souls series predecessors component. But that all seems to have changed, late last month when a player discovered a wall in the Volcano Mano area that would take up to 50 hits to go down. This has caused more suspicion in the Elden Ring community, causing players to instinctively distrust every wall they encounter, and if players want to knock down a wall as quickly as possible, they need to prepare enough Elden Ring Runes.
Zullie quickly understands why this wall can take so much damage: behind the scenes, it has 9,999 HP. Players are trying to figure out if this is a bug or if FromSoftware deliberately wants to include it. It’s unclear why the changes weren’t noted in the patch notes. A representative for Elden Ring’s publisher, Bandai Namco did not respond promptly to a request for comment.
Meanwhile, if you really have to look at a wall and say, “Um... wait, is that really a door?”, allow me to suggest a different fantasy game with tough bosses , sprawling dungeons and tons of loot: Little Tina’s Wonderland. For players who want a better experience in the game, they can use code "CSCCA" to buy 5% off Elden Ring Runes at IGGM, give it a try!