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Bloodborne

Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: SCEE (EU), SCEA (US)
Developer: From Software
Release Date: March 24, 2015 (US), March 25, 2015 (EU)

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'Bloodborne' (PS4) Sells One Million, v1.03 Patch Reduces Load Times

by Rainier on April 14, 2015 @ 9:45 a.m. PDT

Bloodborne is an Action RPG that will transport players to a dark and terror-filled gothic world, a world full of deranged beings and nightmarish creatures.

Bloodborne takes place in an ancient, forgotten city called Yharnam, known for an old medical remedy. Over the years, many hopeless and afflicted people have made long pilgrimages to Yharnam in search of help. As the main character, you are one of these travelers. However, you find that Yharnam is also cursed with a horrible endemic illness. You must navigate the perilous streets of this city, fighting off nightmarish creatures, malformed beasts and deranged mobs stricken with this horrific illness. Face your fears as you discover the secrets and mysteries of this dark and horrific world where danger, death and madness lurk around every corner.

In Bloodborne, the combat is based on intense life-threatening battles. One of the ways we are bringing that sense of danger to life is by keeping the deep strategic elements from Demon’s Souls, while also transitioning from the passive and block-and-attack style of Demon’s Souls to a quicker, more offensive and active combat style with close-range weapons and guns.

From the beautiful and melancholic architecture to the debris lining the street, Bloodborne will deliver an extremely rich and detailed world, all thanks to the power of the PS4.. In addition, the PS4 system has allowed From Software to have an expanded draw distance, so they can show more of the world at any one time. New lighting effects allow the developers to add more atmosphere and tension to the game, making the horrifyingly detailed beasts and giant boss enemies you’ll be facing even more frightening.

The 1.03 update seeks to reduce certain load times in addition to performance optimizations. The patch also resolves an issue that resulted in abnormal game behavior after many continuous hours of play. Additional fixes will be included as well.

The team is currently working towards a global release of the 1.03 patch before the end of the month.

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.

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.

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