Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin, the recently released new version of Dark Souls 2, is not an easy game by any means. Dying repeatedly is absolutely normal and, at times, even needed to learn more about the dangers of the game’s world and finally be able to overcome them. Unfortunately Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is way more difficult than intended, due to a bug that doubles the speed with which weapons degrade after use. This is a really huge issue that damages the whole experience, as the weapons become useless once their durability reaches zero.
Luckily, From Software has finally acknowledged the issue and has confirmed through the game’s publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment that it will soon be fixed with an upcoming update. Other fixes included in the next calibration patch will include fixes for summoning signs still appearing in areas where bosses have already been defeated, blood stains not displaying properly and several online mode issues. You can check out the full patch notes on the Bandai Namco Entertainment Tumblr profile.
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is the updated version of the original Dark Souls 2, released last year on consoles and PC in all regions. The new version of the game introduces several changes that can surprise even those who have mastered the original release of the brutally challenging action role playing developed by From Software such as remixed enemy placements and more. The new version of the game also include new characters, improved online matchmaking functionality, expanded item description and more gameplay tweaks. Also included in the new release are the three excellent DLC packs developed for the game, the Crown of the Sunken King, Crown of the Old Iron King and Crown of the Ivory King packs.
Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin is now available on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC. The release date for the new patch fixing a variety of issues has yet to be confirmed but we will definitely hear more about it very soon.