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Bloodborne 1.08 update notes after server maintenance

Many of you are still complaining about Bloodborne servers being down for maintenance on December 1 or December 2 depending on where you live.

The developers recently explained that Bloodborne was down for ’emergency maintenance’ and now we can confirm that a new Bloodborne 1.08 update has now gone live.

Sony has not yet revealed the Bloodborne 1.08 patch notes in English yet as far as we can see, but we can bring you a heads-up thanks to a Japanese translation.

bloodborne-1.08-patch-notes

This should be what has been fixed in Bloodborne 1.08 after the patch so take a look:

Fixed a bug where players could get the Old Hunters DLC for free
-Changed moveset of Beasthunter Saif, Whirligig Saw, and Simon’s Bowblade trick weapons
-Lowered damage of Whirligig Saw
-Added +40% Physical Blood Gems
-Any new Chalice Dungeons now scale with New Game playthrough
-Fixed Fist of Gratia not allowing for Visceral Attacks

The key line there is obviously the top as now it looks like the main reason for 1.08 and the emergency maintenance was to stop players using a Bloodborne exploit to get the Old Hunters DLC for free.

It wasn’t going to last long and now it looks like the developers have already managed to patch it up with 1.08.

This hopefully means that the game will be available again, so let us know your status after installing the latest patch.

Were you aware of this exploit?

Update: There’s reports from the community that the translated patch notes are incorrect. Once we get confirmation from Sony on the official notes we will update this for you – apologies for the confusion / mass hysteria.

Update 2: The maintenance is now officially over according to the developers, so you should now be able to start playing as normal.

Update 3: These are the only official comments on the Japanese website for the game in relation to possible notes:

“The emergency server maintenance which occurred from yesterday (1-Dec, Tues, around 15:00) has been completed.

Also in regards to the issues like NPC survivor state not handed over properly which occurred in the previous update, we have provided a latest update (1.08) where such issues have been fixed.
We are deeply sorry to cause such inconvenience.

Please apply the latest update (1.08) and enjoy playing “Bloodborne”.

Once you start playing the game again, feel free to list changes that you spot yourself below.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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