The Elden Ring multiplayer servers will be undergoing some maintenance today, due to which they will be temporarily removed.
According to the official tweet posted by FromSoftware, the servers will be down for about an hour and will be offline starting at 1:00 a.m. PT/ 8:00 a.m. UTC/ 5:00 p.m. JST.
The tweet also stated that the patch notes would be available after the maintenance period. It’s not entirely clear what kind of changes FromSoftware will bring with the new update, however.
Also, although the developers have revealed that the servers will be down for about an hour, maintenance is likely to take longer than that.
As a result, players who are preparing to start the title with their friends or invest in some invasions may have to wait a little longer to do so.
What to expect from the Elden Rings maintenance and hotfix on March 23
FromSoftware hasn’t provided any official details on what fans can expect from today’s update. However, many in the community feel that the update will mostly focus on fixing some of the major bugs and issues in the game.
Version 1.03 of the Elden Ring patch, which was released last week, introduced significant changes to weapon items and skills. It also addressed many performance issues on PC and console.
Speedrunning tools like the Hoarfrost Stomp have been nerfed, while new NPS questlines have been added to the game.
It’s highly likely that the March 23rd Elden Ring update will also introduce performance fixes. Indeed, the game still doesn’t feel fully optimized on PC, and players have complained of FPS issues and stuttering in various parts of Lands Between.
System crashes were also a major concern. Hopefully FromSoftware will look to fix some of these issues in today’s patch.
As the maintenance time is short, the developers are unlikely to seek major changes to NPC items, skills, or quests.