From Software has just released the latest patch for Bloodborne.
Sony Computer Entertainment released the full patch notes for Patch 1.04 on its Japanese website. Though the information is currently only available in Japanese, the folks over at DualShockers have been kind enough to provide a translation of the various changes that the new patch brings to Miyzaki’s fantastic action RPG.
Various changes in the patch include adjustments to the strength of various enemies in the new game plus mode, different Blood Stone drops within the chalice dungeons, the correction of a bug that disconnected players from online mode while in standby, and the added ability to connect with other players using password matching, just to name a few.
Best of all though is that it’s now easier than ever to find Blood Chunks. Prior to this patch, the item – which is needed to upgrade weapons – was found in very limited quantities, making it possible to fully upgrade just two or three weapons over the course of a playthrough. The Insight dealer inside Hunter’s Dream now sells the chunks for 30 Insight apiece.
As well as that, Blood Chunks will now drop in levels 3, 4 and 5 Chalice dungeons. And Blood Rocks, which are needed to upgrade a weapon to the highest level of +10, will drop in level 5 Chalice dungeons – making it far easier to upgrade all your items to their maximum potential, given enough time and patience.
On top of the recent patch, President of Sony Computer Entertainment, Shuhei Yoshida, revealed via twitter that an expansion for the game would be released later this year, though no date has been announced yet. More details will apparently be given in the coming months.
So I have been asked by many people if we are making DLC for Bloodborne. I can say… An expansion is coming. More info later this year. 😀
— Shuhei Yoshida (@yosp) May 21, 2015
Brian Kale reviewed Bloodborne for Continue Play, awarding it our highest accolade – a score of 10/10. “If you’ve been waiting for a reason to justify your purchase of a PlayStation 4 but have been let down so far with the system’s exclusives, then Bloodborne is the game which could well redeem Sony’s latest console in your eyes,” Brian wrote in his Bloodborne review. “From Software has made its distinctive brand of gaming more accessible to new players without sacrificing the integrity of their design philosophy.”