The world of Elden Ring is a dangerous one where death waits around every corner. Elden Ring players can be killed by the various monsters that roam the landscape, deadly traps hidden in dungeons, or by being afflicted with fatal status effects. One common status effect that Elden Ring players may suffer from is poison, which can be inflicted on them by certain enemies or poisonous swamp areas that they have to travel through.
Elden Ring players can ride Torrent to avoid some of these poisonous areas, but there are points in the game where they will likely have to move through them. There are items that players can use to cure themselves of poison, but many will likely just try to avoid stepping in it at all. However, there is one area in Elden Ring where players may get poisoned without even stepping into any poisonous waters.
Elden Ring dataminer Zullie the Witch has posted a new video detailing the game’s poison wall. The wall itself is located near the Temple of Eiglay in Volcano Manor, and it functions exactly as one might imagine. If Elden Ring players push their characters against the wall, they will start building up the poison status effect. Stand by the wall for too long, and it will result in poisoning.
Zullie the Witch explains that this is likely not by design and just an error on FromSoftware’s part. Considering this, it seems likely that the Elden Ring poison wall will be patched out in a future update, though no plans to that effect have actually been announced at the time of this writing. Elden Ring updates have done a good job of squashing bugs as they’re discovered by the community, though, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see the poison wall removed sooner rather than later.
In the meantime, Zullie the Witch’s video offers a fascinating explanation of how poison works in Elden Ring. In the video, it’s pointed out how Elden Ring player character models are “painted” with poison when they walk through a poisonous area. If players roll through a poisonous swamp, more of their character model will be “painted” until the effect wears off.
The poison wall is just the latest problematic wall that’s been discovered in the game. Prior to the latest updates, Elden Ring had illusory walls that would only open after hitting them 50 or so times. Some thought those walls were put there on purpose to hide the game’s greatest secrets, but it was later confirmed that they were simply glitched, and so FromSoftware removed them from the game.
Elden Ring is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.