A strange glitch in Elden Ring sees the player's usually noble steed, Torrent, running for the heels at a site of Grace. Users gain access to the horse in Elden Ring fairly early on, as its needed for traversing long distances or quickly scaling massive heights. As many have discovered, Torrent also proves useful when fighting certain enemies and boss characters. (No one wants to face off against a Tree Sentinel on foot, after all.)
Perhaps Torrent's best quality lies in the fact that players can all upon the horse at leisure - most of the time - and instantly take off at breakneck speeds, since the beast appears out of nowhere in a split second. Interestingly, YouTuber Zullie the Witch discovered cut content via Elden Ring's Network Test prompt code that indicates FromSoftware had even bigger plans for the mount. The studio previously developed animations that allowed Torrent to eat grass, back kick enemies, and even move independently of the player character.
A gameplay clip shared by DogWoofWoof22 on Reddit suggests remnants of the aforementioned cut content still linger in Elden Ring, as evidenced by Torrent running away from the player. The short video begins with the Tarnished riding Torrent to a site of Grace, then hopping off. Instead of dissipating in thin air, the burly horse continues racing along without a care in the world. As the clip draws to a close, Torrent continues creating distance between themselves and the player, even after being called upon via the whistle mechanic. Check it out in the video linked below:
This doesn't count as the only horse-related Elden Ring glitch to take Reddit by storm, either. Shortly after launch, an Elden Ring player shared gameplay footage of Torrent being replaced by a massive arrow during a battle with a pair of giants. It seems safe to assume, then, that hilarious Torrent-centric bugs will continue to crop up every so often for some time to come.
Over two and a half years after its E3 2019 announcement, FromSoftware and publisher Bandai Namco released Elden Ring on PC and consoles this past February. Many would agree the final product was well worth the wait, especially since the role-playing title's inventive design schemes and mechanics could prove transformative for open-world games as a whole. And make no mistake, Elden Ring has already become quite the success story, with more than 12 million units sold after only three weeks of availability.
Elden Ring is out on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox platforms.