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Elden: Path of the Forgotten Director’s Cut update out now on Switch, patch notes

Posted on January 3, 2022 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch eShop

Elden Path of the Forgotten Director's Cut

Elden: Path of the Forgotten, which first appeared on Switch in July 2020, has received a major update known as Director’s Cut. It “reworks every element of the game” including combat, sound design, and much more.

Below are the full patch notes:

  • Updated to Unity 2019.4 – Better performance
  • New story beats in each region
  • Expanding Hub region with new zone
  • More variation to zones
  • Increased player speed
  • New tentacle spell sound effects
  • Reworked camera shake (disabled camera shake when the player deals damage to enemies, replaced with a time slow effect. Camera shake only happens when the player takes damage or for large world events. Camera shake motion was also completely reworked.)
  • Reworked melee hit collisions
  • Added new enemy – The lurker
  • Added direction change animation for wide enemies
  • Improved lighting
  • Improved enemy navigation
  • Added Interaction log
  • Added Item trading
  • Reworked HUD
  • Reworked dragon enemy
  • Reworked zone naming
  • Reworked roll iframes
  • Reworked footstep sound effect system
  • Weapons now have their own individual stamina costs
  • Weapons now have their own individual sound effects
  • Reworked damage type system
  • Critical attack sounds
  • New weapon – Ahrala’s Daggers
  • New weapon – Farmer’s Scythe
  • New weapon – Curse of the Ancients
  • Added burn effect
  • Added shock effect
  • Added Rune items
  • Added Cooldown items
  • Added Trapped explosive
  • Improved audio cue system
  • Improved AI / Gate interactions
  • Reworked threat system
  • Reworked Shadow caster AI
  • Balanced damage types
  • Fixed dragon farts
  • Added chain lightning
  • Reworked ranged combat
  • Added enemy retreating behaviour
  • Added time slow item
  • Added new abilities to Rocky Isle Boss
  • New and expanded sound design
  • Added item trading
  • Improved damage type and defence type system
  • Added thunder and lightning
  • Translated zone names and interaction text
  • Improved inventory navigation
  • Improved poison effect

Elden: Path of the Forgotten is out now on Switch, and the Director’s Cut update is available for free to all players.


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