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How to avoid Bloodborne’s nasty game breaking bug

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It’s not uncommon for Souls veterans to look for ways to cheese past some of the series’ more gruelling tasks, and I expect it to be no different for From Software’s latest hit, Bloodborne. Using obscure design choices sometimes leads to surprisingly effective results, but it’s not too effective when it ends up breaking your entire save game. That’s something that can happen far too easily in Bloodborne, but there’s an easy way to avoid it.

From Software and Sony have acknowledged the existence of a truly terrible bug in the gruelling RPG, which has the potential to permanently destroy your current save. If you’re wandering the Forbidden Forest area in the game, you’d better not try to join another player’s online session. Doing so could make the Lunarium Key, required for progression, disappear for good, leaving you with a now impossible task ahead.

It seems that the bug only affects those joining other games, and not the host. So if you’re risking it online and no one joins your session, then you’re pretty much in the clear. From Software is aware of the issue and is busy working on a hotfix, so if the Forest is just too much for you at this stage it might be better to look around in the mean time.

Bloodborne also seems to take the name of the area far too seriously. Since when were Forbidden Forests actually this damn dangerous?

Last Updated: March 30, 2015


  1. I can relate. I was stuck in Lost Alpha with a quest bug this last week, but thanks to some internet research, found a way around it.

    Now, if I can only get around the OTHER quest bug…


    • Pariah

      March 30, 2015 at 09:35

      What? The one where you have to play with other people? You?


      • Admiral Chief

        March 30, 2015 at 09:43

        You have me mixed up with Trev, he is MrForeverSP


        • Pariah

          March 30, 2015 at 09:44

          I have nobody mixed up with somebody. Wait, that makes 0 sense. (lol Geoff will read this totally the wrong way XD)

          Anyway, I have to run. Because. Um. REASONS.

          DON’T JUDGE ME OK?!


  2. Ryanza

    March 30, 2015 at 09:37

    How to avoid nasty game breaking bugs… wait before buying the game. Don’t be stupid and buy the game on Day 1.

    Having said that. The Witcher 3 will not have game breaking bugs. It’s all about making sure the game works as an offline game for those many offline gamers who will buy the game at retail.


    • Sageville

      March 30, 2015 at 11:55

      Your advice: “Don’t be stupid and buy the game on Day 1”

      I’m going to assume you are getting Witcher 3 day one, The Hypocrisy Edition?


      • Peet Luckhoff

        March 30, 2015 at 13:17



  3. Captain JJ the damned

    March 30, 2015 at 10:06

    As a generation of gamers we’ve gone from
    “There’s a bug in the game”
    “There are bugs in this game”
    “How to get around the bugs”


  4. WitWolfy

    March 30, 2015 at 10:13

    Still waiting for someone to find a unlimited blood echoes exploit. LOL


    • Decembermaloy

      March 30, 2015 at 14:16

      um… there is one…, you don’t google much do you?


  5. Ranting Raptor

    March 30, 2015 at 13:19

    I read game breaking HUG.

    Hahahahahaha. It made it funny


    • Decembermaloy

      March 30, 2015 at 14:17

      Hugs are EVIL man… EVIL


  6. joshuani

    March 31, 2015 at 00:50

    So if I already have the key and want to help a friend, can I do it without worrying? I’ve done the lecture building and all that.


  7. OffsideSoftware

    March 31, 2015 at 23:45

    I was in the forbidden forest just now. 2 players joined in co op ( I didn’t even know that was possible ) and we finished the area, then I could not return to hunters dream no matter what I tried different lamps and the item that let’s u start afresh with you’re echoes but nothing worked so I let an enemy kill me then I was jus permanently stuck there not being able to do anything at all. 60 thousand echoes down the swanny for no reason what so ever . cracking


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