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Elden: Path of the Forgotten (Switch): Software updates (latest: Director’s Cut Update)

On this page, you will find all there is to know about the various Software updates for Elden: Path of the Forgotten on Nintendo Switch (originally released on July 9th 2020 in Europe, North America, and Japan)!

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Elden: Path of the Forgotten – Ver. ??? (Director’s Cut Update)

  • Release date: December 31st 2021 (North America) / January 1st 2022 (Europe, Japan)
  • 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

How to download updates for Elden: Path of the Forgotten for the Nintendo Switch?

To download the updates for Elden: Path of the Forgotten, you have three options:

  • let the console do its thing if you have automatic downloads activated, and didn’t completely turn it off

If not…

  • try to launch the game from the Home Menu while being connected to the internet. You should get a prompt when doing so: simply follow the instructions on screen;


  • select the game > press either + or – to go to the Options page > select Software update > select Via the Internet.

To check that you have the latest version installed, simply select the game on the Home Menu, and press – or + to go to the Options: the version number is displayed just below the game title.


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