One of Elden Ring's toughest bosses, Malenia, Blade of Miquella, is now automatically self-healing when players summon help.
While healing herself is one of Malenia's normal abilities, she is only meant to do so when her attacks hit the player. A bug in Elden Ring's latest update, however, seemingly means she can self-heal at any point of the fight and for no apparent reason.
Elden Ring's leading Malenia expert Let Me Solo Her spotted the bug when he was summoned to fight the boss.
His YouTube video shows it off clearly: even when there are no players near Malenia, never mind taking damage from her, chunks of her health bar shoot back up.
Other players have noticed it too, with reddit user Demonboy995 saying that it happened every time he was summoned to help fight Malenia.
It's unclear what's triggering the healing but users have hypothesised that, as it only occurs in multiplayer, lag is essentially causing Malenia to register hits that aren't registered by the players.
The infamous boss is perhaps just looking for her own ways to counter Let Me Solo Her, however, the now legendary Elden Ring summon who appears in other players' worlds to defeat her with ease.
Patch 1.04 also made it harder to defeat the Malenia in other, more intentional ways, as it nerfed the Swarm of Flies incantation that caused major blood loss damage.
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Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who occasionally remembers to tweet @thelastdinsdale. He'll talk about The Witcher all day.