Update 1.03 also made adjustments to some of the enemies, most notably Starscourge Radahn. The boss fight against Radahn has a gimmick, as he is balanced around summoning NPCs. Starscourge Radahn was generally considered to be one of the most challenging bosses in the middle portion of Elden Ring, but many players found him to be nerfed after this update. Players discovered that he did less damage than before and was more likely to target the NPCs in the area. Disappointed by these changes, some Elden Ring fans wanted FromSoftware to reverse them, and it looks like their wish has been granted.
Bandai Namco Entertainment has detailed a new update for Elden Ring that fixes a bug that resulted in Radahn’s attacks dealing less damage. This bug was introduced in patch 1.03, so players were correct in feeling that he was nerfed. The update only makes this one specific adjustment, and the patch notes do not list any other changes. It looks like Radahn was unintentionally nerfed, and players can now challenge him without facing the watered-down version. Patch 1.03 added more bugs to Elden Ring that were subsequently fixed in a later update.
Most of the community is probably pleased to hear this news, but Radahn is not an easy fight by any means, especially for newcomers to this genre. It’s not required to defeat Starscourge Radahn to finish Elden Ring, but he does act as a massive roadblock to hours of optional content. Players can only gain access to some underground areas after defeating Radahn, and it’s recommended to go through these regions to experience everything Elden Ring offers. Players will find several valuable items in these levels, along with some equally terrifying enemy encounters.
Elden Ring probably needs more balance changes, as some players continue to complain about some late-game bosses. It’ll be interesting to see how FromSoftware approaches this issue in the future, with patch 1.04 most likely being the next major update. Some Elden Ring players are using glitches to fly on horseback, so FromSoftware will probably also address bugs that allow users to skip levels in the next update.
The full patch notes are as follows:
Elden Ring is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.
Source: Bandai Namco Entertainment