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Elden Ring: How to find new NPC Jar-Bairn

Elden Ring Jar-bairn NPC
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Elden Ring received a 1.03 patch with major changes last night, including weapon balances, new phases for certain quest-lines, and even nighttime music while exploring the open world.

However, the most notable change is the addition of an entirely new NPC: Jar-Bairn. At 12 a.m. last night, I was absolutely perplexed by this sudden update. And at that moment, I knew I could not rest until I found the character. Thankfully, it didn't take long, as the NPC's name offers a pretty major hint towards their location.

How to find Jar-Bairn in Elden Ring

1. Jar-Bairn can be found close to the Jarburg Grace Point. If you don't have this Grace Point unlocked, continue to the next step.

Elden Ring Jarburg Grace Point

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2. Teleport to the Artist's Shack Grace Point, which is just slightly north-west of Carian Study Hall.

Elden Ring Artist's Shack Grace Point

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3. Head to this exact point on the map.

Elden Ring Jarburg Entrance Location

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4. You should see a series of tombstones protruding from the mountainside. You'll need to jump down along each one.

Elden Ring Jarburg Entrance Location

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5. The last tombstone should place you just slightly above the top of a shack. Jump onto the shack.

Elden Ring Jarburg Shack Roof

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6. From here, a Grace Point should be visible. Go ahead and grab it.

Elden Ring Jarburg Grace Point

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7. Jar-Bairn will be on this exact point on the map, dangling their little legs off the side of some stairs.

Elden Ring Jar-Bairn Map Location

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8. Further along the questline, you might also see Jar-Bairn in this spot. 

Elden Ring Jar-Bairn's second location

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You should now have access to Jar-Bairn and can begin their story. This also involves the questline of another familiar character, but I'll let you discover that on your own.

Momo Tabari
Momo Tabari

Self-described art critic and unabashedly pretentious, Momo finds joy in impassioned ramblings about her closeness to video games. She has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism & Media Studies from Brooklyn College and five years of experience in entertainment journalism. Momo is a stalwart defender of the importance found in subjectivity and spends most days overwhelmed with excitement for the past, present and future of gaming. When she isn't writing or playing Dark Souls, she can be found eating chicken fettuccine alfredo and watching anime.