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Get Dark Souls II Pre-Order DLC on PC for free

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Dark souls II torch

People who pre-ordered Dark Souls 2 were treated to a bunch of cool swords, staves and axes. They could all eventually be found in the game – in the palace for sale from the ghost. However, they certainly can be helpful when you first start the game, and thanks to a hidden file, they can actually be yours.

Over on Reddit, as user had a look at his Pre-Order DLC .bin file and found a funny file.

Dark souls 2 sales gimmick

One of the other Reddit users tested it out by manually creating the same file and adding it to his Dark Souls II directory, and it gave him the weapons after character creation. He then

tried again with gibberish in the file contents rather than the single line of text, and the results were the same. It doesn’t even check the contents of the file; it just checks for a file named “license05.bin” in the Dark Souls II\DLC\License folder.

Could it be some sort of protest/commentary by From Software about the state of pre-orders? They are just gimmicks, after all. Maybe it’s just their way of apologizing for shipping a broken PC game at launch – this way the master race can grab some free stuff, too. Whether it’s there on purpose or not, it’s still a nice little glitch for PC gamers who want to start out in Dark Souls 2 with a decent sword or shield – the DLC items aren’t the best equipment, but at least they’re better than nothing when you initially lose your humanity.

Last Updated: July 18, 2014


  1. Sir Rants A Lot Llew

    July 18, 2014 at 10:08

    Has there ever been a time where pre-ordering has ever actually been worth it? Honestly?


    • Admiral Chief Saxon

      July 18, 2014 at 10:15

      If you pre-order a pizza it saves you having to wait in store!


      • Rudi

        July 18, 2014 at 10:17

        That’s right, I always pre-order my pizzas!


      • Anon A Mouse

        July 18, 2014 at 10:25

        But sometimes you get stuck in traffic and then it gets cold.


        • Kensei Seraph

          July 18, 2014 at 10:26

          You obviously need to find a closer pizza place.


          • Anon A Mouse

            July 18, 2014 at 10:31

            Or plan better. Story of my life.

      • Kensei Seraph

        July 18, 2014 at 10:27

        I’ve had to wait 10 minutes for my pizza.
        Admittedly there were 50 people in the queue ahead of me and it had only been 30 minutes since I ordered.

        It was worth it though.


  2. Hammersteyn

    July 18, 2014 at 10:19

    Such hacking, much skills


    • Admiral Chief Saxon

      July 18, 2014 at 10:21

      L33t $k1llz


      • Viking Of Science

        July 18, 2014 at 11:22

        you mean 1337 $k|11z


  3. FoxOneZA

    July 18, 2014 at 11:13

    It’s more of a jab at console sheeple being screwed over by hype 😛


  4. Xeph

    March 31, 2015 at 00:41

    Didn’t work…


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