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The newest patch for Dark Souls III improves performance

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Dark Souls 3 is by all accounts, an amazing game. It’s possibly even the best game in series, and a fitting way for all of that solar worshipping to come to a close. Unfortunately, it can be a little buggy, and the performance on all three platforms could do with being just a shade better.

Dark Souls III patch

There are noticeable framerate issues on the console versions, plus a few other bugs – like one that’s preventing summons from working the way they should.

It should, however, get a little better with new upcoming patch. Not Patches. Though there’s no release date as yet, FROM Software and Bandai Namco have outlined the changes (via DSOG) that’ll be coming in version 1.04 (PC numbering) of Dark Souls III.

Here’s what’s being fixed, updated and changed.

  • Fixed a bug where you might not get items properly while accessing a covenant when a player joins your game.
  • Some NPCs questline events have been made easier to trigger.
  • Made the requirement for joining the Rosaria’s Fingers less strict.
  • Fixed a bug when teleporting to Untended Graves.
  • Amended an issue where kicks were being parried.
  • Fixed a bug where Crystal Sage would not re-appear after warping in.
  • Fixed a bug where Dragonslayer Armour would die on its own before you fight.
  • Fixed a bug where Knight Slayer Tsorig would continue to gesture.
  • Fixed a bug where Siegward would fail to save Greirat even though the conditions have been met.
  • Fixed a bug where, when wearing a ring that increases Max HP, the change would not be reflected in some menus.
  • Fixed a bug where the voice chat icon would show (or not show) according to the settings.
  • Fixed a bug where the voice chat icon would continue to display when HUD display is set to AUTO.
  • (Xbox One) Fixed a bug where you can’t access the functions Quit Game, access bonfire, or use online play items when failing to connect to an online session.
  • (Xbox One) Fixed a bug where the game would crash to the title screen when you fail to connect to an online session.
  • Fine tuned various other things, performance improvements, and corrected various bugs.

There’s no specific word on whether the summoning bug will be addressed or not – but performance improvements are seldom a bad thing.

Last Updated: April 26, 2016

56 Comments

  1. Kromas untamed

    April 26, 2016 at 11:05

    Now if only Massive will fix Division like these guys fix DS.

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 26, 2016 at 11:08

      What needs fixing according to you?

      Reply

      • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

        April 26, 2016 at 11:12

        I’d say headshots should account for more damage, then there’s the slog to get one item of gear that takes a whole evening, and the numerous drops of literally useless HE gear mods that help with absolutely nothing…to name a few…

        Though, these are all gameplay issues, the world in itself is bloody spectacular….

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 26, 2016 at 11:13

          Yeah, I sometimes just stand and look at things.

          HE gear mods can be toned down ffs, they are dropped TOO frequently

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          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 11:14

            Stop complaining you got plenty set items yesterday. 😛

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 11:17

            LOL I was referring to the hard modes, challenging and the incursion’s rewards are still good.

            I’ve got a lot of sentry items though, pity I’m not focussed in that area.

            We hitting it again tonight?

          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 11:18

            We hit it at least once an evening. Just join us on ts even if you don’t have a mic. We hate in game chat.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 11:19

            Yeah I’ll install teamspeak and listen to you okes talk smack

          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 11:23

            You missed out. 3 Afrikaans guys singing Bohemian rhapsody while in the Incursion. All you got was me saying … “Stay in the trench”. 😛

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 11:36

            LOL ok fine, send me deeeets on Steamchat, I’ll join in

          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 11:38

            rf1.redfactiongaming.co.za

            No need for secrecy. I built it as a public server with tight security.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 11:15

            And de constructing them doesn’t help even as much as a fart in the wind, because you’ll only get materials that’ll help you build… MORE GEAR MODS!!! AAAARGHHH RAGE QUIT!!! STRIKING MY KEYBOARD!!!!dhsjhgdalkjskladj

        • Kromas untamed

          April 26, 2016 at 11:14

          Current exploit causing system lag.

          Not to be confused with the similar exploit of last week.

          Loads of other slight issues and hackers/exploiters.

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        • Kromas untamed

          April 26, 2016 at 11:15

          Also my headshots out of incursions do 1.7million damage so I am good for that thanks.

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          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 11:16

            HOLY CRAP!!! HOW!!!? WHAT DID YOU!>KSJH FSMNH…*excessive glitching occurs….*

          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 11:17

            Nope. The current special vendor Socom M1A for 900 odd pheonix credits with a full 4 set bonus sniper gear and pulse/smartcover.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 11:18

            Ahhhh, I see.

            I bought the Aug last night instead of the M1A

          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 11:19

            You are not a sniper so the AUG is better.

            I am saving up for it before it goes away friday.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 11:20

            The Aug?

            Yeah I like sniping, but not enough maps for that. SMG and sniper combo, with the scans and heals

            DEM SKILLZ YO

          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 11:22

            That’s what I run but the M1A is great for short distance burst fire “Oh crap” situations.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 11:23

            I’m saving up for that sucka now

          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 11:24

            I’m saving up for the aug.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 11:19

            NINE HUNDRED PTouinix Credits!? It will take me multiple millennia to get that much, nope, not going to happen at this rate…

          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 11:20

            30 credits/challenge mode run and we can do a run in about 10 minutes so easy enough to farm plus dailies on 2 characters accelerate it even more.

            My alt is 28 so tonight he can do some stuff as well.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 11:24

            So you’ve got two almost fully kitted characters you play with?

          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 11:25

            Pretty much. Once you know how to run hard more Falcon you get loads of set gear 191 and one 214 each week.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 11:26

            Sheesh, ok, this means I need an additional character, I don’t know if I’ll get used to the low level guns though… Ag well, I’ll try it, see if it works…

          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 11:27

            3 hours 1-30 with friends. If you don’t have friends then yeah. 😛

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 11:27

            Whaah!? 3 hours? So you pair up with lvl 30s?

          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 11:31

            Yep. This is how it works. 3 lvl 30s do a normal mode each and you port in at each one at the end of the run to get the big finish xp. Then they just hop to start the next one and you hop to the next one that is nearly done. Rinse and repeat.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 11:33

            That’s awesome!! I’ll give it a shot, once, you know I find three mates that’ll join me on that escapade…

          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 11:37

            Just Fyi.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 11:56

            HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Ritalin fueled Mountain Dew Gulping world class speed runner!!!

          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 12:09

            He is my Arma 3 goto guy.

            Also he has 30 tips for Division that is quite good for newcomers.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 12:07

            Verduidelik gou hoekom mens ‘n 2de character na level 30 vat pls

          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 12:08

            Dailies x2 Incursion x 2 + shared phoenix credits FTW!

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 12:26

            Ek sien, interessant!

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 12:10

            Die karakters se phoenix cred telling tel alles saam, so jy kan elkeen deur die dailies vat, ek weet Bacchus het 4…

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 11:47

            Will join you

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 11:49

            YEEEEHAAAA!! Thanks Admiral! Jislaaikit, hopelik het ons nie weer ‘n spul lee bokse in die DZ nie, was laas redelik ontstel…

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 11:54

            Nee wat, ons rol gou gou deur.

            Moet se, Kromas se taakspan is heel effektief

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 12:08

            Het jy reeds ‘n tweede lvl 30 char?

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 12:26

            Nee, nog nie, tweede level 2 char though

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 12:32

            Hehehe, wel, dan kan ons verseker iets daarom doen, hierdie naweek!

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 11:36

            We can hit the level 1-30 together, speedrun that sucka

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 11:45

            YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSS PLEASE!!! I have a lekker long weekend lying ahead, of course I have a few parental duties to attend to, but we can gooi it whenever you’re available?

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 11:20

            No man, it took me a week to get the creds

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 11:22

            I’ve been saving the 400 odd ones I’ve got for a special occasion, but it took me a while to get them, also, I haven’t been playing that much lately…

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 11:23

            I hit the dailies daily, I’ll even sacrifice some sleep to make sure that is done

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 26, 2016 at 11:25

            I do almost the same thing, I’ve just been slacking these last few days…

          • Kromas untamed

            April 26, 2016 at 11:26

            Same and I try to finish off the weekly on day 1 or 2 as well.

            Also weekly reset today.

          • Admiral Chief in New York

            April 26, 2016 at 11:35

            Awesome, niiiiiice

  2. David

    April 26, 2016 at 11:08

    Great, they fix Geirat AFTER he died for me. 😐

    Oh well, here’s to NG+.

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  3. Original Heretic

    April 26, 2016 at 11:42

    That summon bug is rather annoying. You think you gonna get some help with a boss and then you end up facing him alone. And then dying and losing your ember.

    Reply

  4. GooseZA

    April 26, 2016 at 12:05

    I wish they’d fix the calibrations issue. It’s affecting so many people (myself included). There is fortunately a workaround, but I shouldn’t have to start a background download, fire up dark souls, wait to connect to the servers and then stop the background download just to be able to play online. And I have to do this every time I quit to title menu =(

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    • FreddyBear

      April 26, 2016 at 12:49

      I cannot stress this enough. Don’t get why they don’t get this sorted out, since SotFS they’ve insisted it’s on the player side, but now it’s from all over the world, different connections etc. Reddit and the Fextralife forums are full of complaints, and they’ve acknowledged it, but don’t do anything about it.

      Reply

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