For the connoisseurs of frustration that roam the plains of Elden Ring, watching YouTube can often offer the perfect respite between sessions of suffering in the Lands Between.
After all, when you’re having a difficult time mowing through bosses armed only with some medieval firepower and a motivational pep talk from Israel Adesanya, listening to someone present a wacky theory that the game is about aliens is a good way to unwind.
However, one modder has taken things a step further, following a YouTuber’s advice to supposedly make Elden Ring a lot more of an enjoyable experience.
Apparently Elden Ring’s salvation is a simple slider tool
The mod in question is called ‘Dunkey Late Game Fix’ and is the work of modder ImmortanJoel, whose previous mods have rebalanced Skyrim Special Edition’s dragons and loot.
This time, they’ve decided to act upon a statement made about Elden Ring’s bad damage balancing by popular YouTuber Videogamedunkey, who declared: “most of the problems with Elden Ring can be fixed by one dude with a slider tool”, in a video back in March, which you can watch below.
So, now that slider tool has arrived to tackle Elden Ring’s massive late-game difficulty spike, in addition to providing some improvements to its weapon-smithing mechanics, combining the work of a few existing mods into one uber-mod that also contains some fresh fixes.
One such fix is aimed at the health bars of late-game enemies, making them scale more reasonably in comparison to the damage dished out by the player, which has also been modified.
ImmortanJoel illustrates these changes in an in-depth fashion in the mod’s description using some killer graphs, just in case you’re curious about the exact numbers involved.
Some similar changes to other aspects of the game are also planned for future updates to the mod, but not until the current changes have been thoroughly tested, so if you’re interested in providing feedback on the mod, ImmortanJoel sounds like they’d appreciate it.
Or, if you’re looking for a more unorthodox rebalance for your personal use, you can also request it as an optional file and, if you’re lucky, ImmortanJoel might be able to make it for you.
So, stick on a Videogamedunkey video, fire up Elden Ring, and make sure to follow us for more updates on the wacky worlds of Skyrim and Fallout modding.
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