Boc the Seamster from Elden Ring offers one of the game’s most gripping side quests, and it’s now much easier to find.
The Lands Between is a big place. So big that even after you’ve spent hundreds of hours roaming this wonderful open world, there’s still a good chance you haven’t discovered everything it has to offer. Not only can you miss important items on your travels, but you can also bypass NPCs, which can mean missing out on entire side quests.
As reported by Kotaku (opens in new tab), many Elden Ring players were apparently unable to spot the demi-human Boc the Seamster, meaning they also missed out on one of the game’s most memorable side quests. Obviously FromSoftware didn’t like that as the developer has now made it much easier to find Boc.
This article contains spoilers for the Boc the Seamster quest, so look away now if you’d rather find it yourself.
You first meet Boc in Limgrave, where he is disguised as a small tree. As seen in the video below, prior to patch 1.03, Boc wouldn’t start speaking until you were very close to his lair, but since it was an unassuming patch of greenery, many didn’t venture far enough to be prompted, to look for the NPC. Now you can hear him from a much further distance, increasing your chances of encountering Boc.
But wait, there’s more! The distance from which his dialogue is triggered has been massively increased. As if it wasn’t just doubled or tripled, it goes MUCH further so you can hear it from the street. pic.twitter.com/c5KRTqyLqWApril 5, 2022
In another tweet (opens in new tab), illusory wall indicates that an Arteria Leaf, a shiny purple item, has also been added near Boc to further induce you to explore his location. Even after the update, finding Boc is still a bit of a hassle as you have to attack or roll into the tree to reveal the demi-human.
Completing Boc’s quest line will allow you to change your gear, which is of limited use as you can do the same in Sites of Grace with the right items and some runes. But it’s the touching story this quest offers that’s worth doing, as the demi-human Boc tells of his struggles with his ape-like appearance. There are several options when it comes to Boc’s fate, but we’ll let you discover them for yourself.
You can now easily see what mysteries lie behind the illusionary surfaces of Elden Ring, as players have discovered an ingenious method to reveal hidden walls.
If you’re looking for help completing FromSoftware’s latest challenge, check out ours Elden Ring Guide: Defeat bosses, master weapons and collect runes in the Lands Between.