No game is left alone without any bugs, and Elden Ring has quite a few of them. Although some of these bugs go away on their own, others need some serious tweaking. In this guide, we will see how to fix Elden Ring’s invisible enemies bug. Another error that’s been troubling users is the Elden RIng connection error. If you have an issue with that, you can refer to the linked guide.
How to Fix Invisible Enemy Glitch in Elden Ring on PC
PC players have been reporting a glitch where they are not able to spot any enemies. While exploring enemy areas, they cannot see anyone there, including bosses. Players do get attacked by them, but no one can see them, which makes the game very hard to beat. Here we will see how to fix the invisible enemies bug in Elden Ring.
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Some players have mentioned that this might be a rendering problem, so you will have to change certain settings in the game and on your PC.
Verify Game Files
You can verify game files by going to Steam, right-click on Elden Ring, then going to Properties and heading over to Local Files. Click on the verify integrity button to check if there are any missing or corrupted files.
Change Performance Setting
You can set Elden Ring to high performance by going to Windows Settings > System > Display > Graphics Settings > Browse and adding eldenring.exe from steam apps > Options > High-Performance mode
Change Game Mode settings
Change the game mode settings by going to Windows Game Mode > Graphics > Add eldenring.exe > Performance
Update GPU Driver
You can check for GPU driver updates on your Graphics Card website. Once updated, restart your system and try to play the game again. You can also set the GPU as preferred instead of auto-detect by going to the graphic card control panel and setting the slider to performance over quality.
Change Shader Cache Size
On your graphics, card control panel, go to Manage 3D Settings, scroll down till you find Shader Cache Size. Change the setting to Unlimited.
Change Power Settings
Change your Windows Power Setting to Performance Settings, go to System > Power and Sleep > Advanced Power Settings > Customize power plan > Change plan settings > Ultimate Performance
Change In-Game Settings
If your in-game settings are on high, you can set them down to low or medium and see if the enemies are rendered properly. The SSAO, Shadow Quality, Effects Quality, and Depth of Field should be off or low settings. You can also turn off Motion Blur and Anti-Aliasing and see if it helps.
Turn off Windows Gaming Mode
Go to Windows Settings > Gaming > Game mode > Toggle off
Lower Display Resolution
Lowering Display Resolution seemed to work in fixing the invisible enemies bug in Elden Ring.
Overclocking the GPU with Afterburner seemed to help reduce the glitch problem. Overclocking helps boost GPU performance and Elden Ring is a type of game that requires a lot of power to run.
Turn On HDR
Press Start on Windows > Settings > System > Display > select the display screen that needs the HDR tweaked > Windows HD Color > Display Capabilities > Use HDR: Enable
Turn off Scaling
Go to your graphics card control panel > Display > Adjust Desktop size/position > GPU Scaling: Disable. You can also turn off any additional monitors to save up on power.
Disable Background Applications
Turn off any Background Application that is taking up GPU power, like Chrome or Discord
Use Steam in Offline Mode
Before switching Steam to offline, sync the game by logging into the game while online, then turn it to offline.
Check for Overheating Issues.
If your CPU and GPU is struggling to run at its optimal, then you will have to do a quick cleaning of the exterior and fan to make sure no debris or dust is making your CPU overheat.
Reinstall Elden Ring
If the above didn’t work, you can uninstall and reinstall the game to fix any broken or missing files that cause the enemies to not render properly. You can also reboot your system completely by shutting it down, unplugging it, and then re-plugging it after a few seconds. Play the game and check if the enemies are loading correctly.
These are just some of the ways you can attempt to fix the invisible enemies bug in Elden Ring. If these don’t help, you will have to wait for a hotfix or contact Elden Ring’s support team to address the issue.