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A strange bug affects the Steam Deck following Elden Ring update 1.12, the devs respond

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Elden Ring players experienced technical issues on Steam Deck after installing update 1.12.

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FromSoftware rolled out Elden Ring update 1.12 to all platforms on Thursday, June 20. This update notably added support for the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, while finally allowing players to ride their spectral steed during the final battle.

Despite the positive reception to the latest changes, the RPG is now suffering from technical issues that specifically affect play on Steam Deck.

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Shortly after the patch went live, Steam Deck users found that a few minutes of inactivity rendered the game inoperable on Valve’s device.

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A screenshot of the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC on a Steam Deck screen

Developer FromSoftware quickly addressed the issue in a post on Twitter/X, warning players that “ leaving your Steam Deck idle for more than 5 minutes may prevent the game from accepting commands “.

The post further notes thatElden Ring developers are working on a fix to resolve the bug on Steam Deckalthough a date and time for the arrival of this update is not yet known.

In the meantime, players can try to work around the issue by saving at a Fading Grace Site and then closing the game completely if they need to leave.

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Aside from this issue, Elden Ring update 1.12 adds a series of welcome changes to improve players’ gameplay experience. Some PC-specific tweaks, for example, ensure that players using mouse and keyboard now have more control over map settings.

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All users can access new customization options, items, and Summon Log features. A myriad of weapon adjustments also accompanied the update, increasing the damage of some weapons while decreasing the effects of others.

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These changes and more set the stage for the arrival of Shadow of the Erdtree, the long-awaited Elden Ring expansion that immerses players in the all-new Shadow Realm region.

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