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Bloodborne Sells 1 Million, Upcoming Load Time Patch Also Fixes Easy Mode Glitch

by William Schwartz

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Bloodborne has been a smash hit for PlayStation and From Software. Now the sales numbers have come in and reflect what we already knew, it sold very well. Plus, PlayStation divulged some new information on the upcoming 1.03 patch for Bloodborne.

Masaaki Yamagiwa, producer over Bloodborne from SCEJ studios took to the PlayStation Blog today to announce that Bloodborne has sold through over one-million copies worldwide. He also went on to address the load time improving patch that fans have been waiting for. It will not only improve load times, but also “resolves an issue that resulted in abnormal game behavior after many continuous hours of play.” This issue has been wildly known to Bloodborne fans as ‘easy mode’ which was found earlier this month. They are hoping to have patch 1.03 out before the end of the month and have put a notice that the online may be down to prepare for the patch.

Please note: online play will need to be disabled for a short period of time to facilitate server-side updates. In this case, and in the case of any future server maintenance downtime, it has been determined that starting at 1am PT on a non-Friday weeknight will disrupt the fewest players. We will target this time for any necessary future server maintenance downtime, which will only last a couple hours in each instance.

Masaaki also released a few work arounds for fans to help get a better connection via opening up ports and the like.

Network Issues for Certain users

If you are having trouble accessing online features, please check your NAT type and ensure proper ports on your network are open.

How to check your NAT type

Please check your NAT type by following these steps on your PS4.

PS4 Home Menu -> Settings -> Network -> View Connection Status -> NAT Type

Check whether it is Type 1, Type 2 or Type 3.

Online functionality may be restricted when playing under NAT Type 3.

Opening ports / Port Forwarding

The following shows the ports necessary to connect to PSN as well as Bloodborne’s online servers. If you are having trouble connecting, please ensure that these ports are open on your network hub.

Port number required to connect to PSN:

  • TCP: 80, 443, 3478, 3479, 3480, 5223, 8080
  • UDP: 3478, 3479, 3658

Port number required to connect Bloodborne’s online servers:

  • TCP: 18671, 20443
  • UDP:9305, 9306

Please check your network hub or contact your provider for more details.

Bloodborne is now available exclusively on PlayStation 4.

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