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Elden Ring Rivers Of Blood Bug Fix

Unable to make the most of your katana because of the Rivers of Blood bug in Elden Ring? Check out this guide to learn how to fix it.

While using Rivers of Blood many players have come across a bug in Elden Ring and are looking for a fix. What this bug does is, it doesn’t build the bleed damage as fast as it should. This can be very annoying and force many players to change their build. Not to mention the time and resources spent on upgrading this weapon and your stats. Thankfully you can fix this bug quite easily. So in this guide let us take a look at what the Rivers of Blood bug is and how to fix it.

How to Fix Rivers of Blood Bug in Elden Ring


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You can fix the Rivers of Blood bug in Elden Ring by updating your game to the latest version. At the time of writing this article, the latest version of the game is v1.03. This update fixes many bugs and one such major bug is the arcane scaling bug. Prior to v1.03 if you had an Arcane build then no matter how high your Arcane level might be it wouldn’t scale the weapons. This was troublesome because if you were looking to use a bleed build then your leveling up your Arcane is of no use. And most bleed weapons use Arcane scaling. So updating your game should resolve this issue.

What is the Rivers of Blood bug?


Rivers of Blood is a Katana that scales using Arcane, Strength, and Dexterity. Below are its level requirements, if you want to wield this weapon.

  • Arcane (Arc): 20
  • Strength (Str): 12
  • Dexterity (Dex): 18

This weapon causes bleed damage buildup. And that is where Arcane comes in. This stat is crucial in speeding up the process of bleed buildup. But as mentioned above the game had a bug that prevented Arc scaling, so it didn’t matter how high your Arcane level would be. It wouldn’t add up anything to the weapon. Hence the Rivers of Blood felt bugged when dealing bleed damage.


That covers everything you should know about the Rivers of Blood bug in Elden Ring and how to fix it. If you have just started playing this game then I recommend you check our guide on the best early game weapons. And for more things about this game remember to check our other Elden Ring guides.