The highly anticipated Elden Ring DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree, is set to be released soon on all platforms. However, players who have been enjoying Elden Ring on Valve’s portable PC, the Steam Deck, may have to wait for an upcoming hotfix in order to access the new expansion as the game is currently unplayable for many.

In 2022, From Software’s Elden Ring was a huge success and received critical acclaim as one of the best games of the year. When the open-world action RPG was initially launched, PC players experienced various technical issues. However, the Steam Deck version of the game received fixes from Valve that addressed stuttering and other issues, making it one of the preferred platforms to play Elden Ring.

With the release of update 1.12 for Elden Ring on June 20 by Namco Bandai and From Software, necessary for playing the new DLC, some Steam Deck players have encountered problems. Reports indicate that some players are unable to connect to servers to play the game, while others have experienced a bug where Elden Ring stops responding to inputs after being idle for more than five minutes.

On Twitter, the official Elden Ring account acknowledged the input bug and reassured players that a hotfix is in the works for the Steam Deck version. While no specific release date was provided for the update, the developers apologized to Steam Deck players for the inconvenience caused.

Many players who own Elden Ring on Steam Deck likely have access to a gaming PC to use until the hotfix is implemented. However, for those who solely rely on the Steam Deck for gaming, this situation is disappointing and hopefully will be resolved soon. Players are advised to stay tuned for updates from the developers regarding the issue and the release of the hotfix.