Dark Souls 2 DLC launches tomorrow and here’s a patch to prep you for it

Monday, 21st July 2014 16:13 GMT By Sherif Saed

Dark Souls 2 is going back into the spotlight this week with the release of the first piece of DLC for the game, Crown of the Sunken King.

Developer From Software took this chance to address long-standing bugs, squash speed-running short cuts and nerf some grief tactics used by some invaders.


The patch comes out today and there is a huge list of bug fixes, damage and defence reduction to weapons and armour. We’re only going post the biggest ones, but you can view the full list through the link.

Here goes:

  • Health Recovery Items can no longer be used during any PvP
  • An upper limit has been set to the number of Souls a player can earn when fighting off invading players
  • Fixed the progression-stopping phenomenon at Heide’s Tower when the host falls off right before the Dragonrider Boss Fight
  • Fixed the phenomenon in Majula where the door does not open even after moved by Licia of Lindeldt
  • Fixed the progression-stopping phenomenon when the player talks to Laddersmith Gilligan in Earthen Peak
  • Fixed the phenomenon when the poison pond does not disappear when the windmill is burned down and immobilized
  • Fixed the issue where saved data cannot be reloaded if the game is shut down right after the player is caught by the Darksucker, in an oil puddle in Black Gulch
  • Fixed the phenomenon where items do not disappear from inventory if they are thrown away while they are also being used
  • Fixed the phenomenon where the Tseldora Den Key cannot be acquired after the confrontational event between Mild-mannered Pate and Creighton the Wanderer in Brightstone Cove Tseldora
  • Fixed the jumping shortcut at the Shrine of Winter
  • Fixed the phenomenon where the resume point is different from where the game was forced-quit after the player died
  • Fixed the issue where the player holding thrusting swords in both hands can cause continuous damage until the opponent’s stamina runs out
  • Adjustments were made so players can get out of the continuous attacks from Syan’s Halberd
  • Fixed the phenomenon where a heavy attack while holding Pate’s Spear with both hands produces only one hit
  • Shortened the amount of time stunned when taking damage from multiple attacks

Crown of the Sunken King is out tomorrow and it’s the first of three DLC packs coming to the RPG. The pack is titled The Lost Crown Trilogy, with the second DLC, Crown of the Old Iron King, releasing on August 26 and Crown of the Ivory King on September 24.

Are you still playing Dark Souls 2 or are you looking to get back into it?

Thanks, CVG.



  1. Aullah

    I dont see any pc related fixes which means they still pooping on the platform. No buy DLC then.

    #1 5 months ago
  2. polygem

    i think i will purchase them all at once later this year. i am looking forward to it but this game feels better in the winter :D

    #2 5 months ago
  3. Daimon

    The patch was launched last friday.

    Anyway, Dark Souls 2 is not my favourite Souls game, but I’ll bite the first DLC. The purchase of the other two episodes depends on the quality of the Crown of the Sunken King.

    #3 5 months ago
  4. BrahManDude

    after this patch especially on the pvp side re-balancing, i’m enjoying it much more

    #4 5 months ago
  5. Telepathic.Geometry

    I can’t find any trace of this on the PS3 store. Is this PC only? Or are my navigational skills just shite?

    #5 5 months ago
  6. fastrez


    (Hi everyone, it’s Dave. Hope you’re all good!)


    #6 5 months ago
  7. Telepathic.Geometry

    I’m doing my best to get my cleric “Peter Dinklage” ready for combat in the Sunken King DLC. But I won’t be good until I have it downloaded. What gives, it’s almost the 23rd here and no trace of it.

    #7 5 months ago

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