Connect with us


Elden Ring Players Can't Believe There's A Friendly Dog In The Game




The Lands Between is a dangerous place where everything wants to kill you. Going for a leisurely stroll can result in a horrific death even if you stick to the relatively safe parts of the map. Even when there isn't some grotesque creature trying to smash you to bits and feed you to its children, there's Varre, who is equally brutal in pointing out that you're maidenless. Even the one bit of affection you get from Fia acts as a debuff.

Just when you think there's nowhere to turn after getting sliced to bits by Malenia for the fifteenth time, it turns out that there's actually a friendly dog in Elden Ring. Usually, these dogs – Rotten Strays, as they're called – roam in packs and jump out of nowhere to ruin your day. But it seems that there's one who is a legitimate good boy. As pointed out by dFOXb, there's one dog in the north-eastern part of Leyndell that doesn't attack you unless you attack first. In fact, you can even use gestures to Pet him (thanks GameRant).


RELATED: Elden Ring's Shadow Of The Erdtree Can’t Get Carried Away With Its Own Lore

The comments section was overjoyed to learn that there's a friendly beast in The Lands Between that you can Pet – sort of. However, there were some who were utterly confused, as all they saw was a tortoise. Unfortunately Torrent is the only other friendly animal in the Game, and there's no real way to Pet him, considering he appears and disappears from directly under you.

This good boy is the direct opposite of another dog that players encountered when Elden Ring initially released. Back in April last year, players were coming across a particular Rotten Stray that would kill them in one shot. Upon investigating, dataminer Zullie the Witch discovered that this was actually a bug that somehow enabled the dog to dish out 11,000 points of damage in one attack – equivalent to 11 attacks from Radahn.

Hopefully, the Game's newly announced DLC, Shadow of the Erdtree, will bring along a way to interact with Torrent in a deeper manner. Based on the artwork shared by FromSoftware, we might learn a bit more about the Tarnished's faithful steed.

NEXT: Dead Space Is Worth It Even If You’re A Massive Coward