Dark Souls 3 Patch 1.04 Removed Due to Freezing Issues
Players hit by previously fixed bugs won’t be penalized.
A recent patch for Dark Souls 3, which was meant to address hacking and cheating and resulted in wide spread freezing for players, has been removed.
In an update on the game’s Steam page, From Software stated that, “This patch has been removed temporarily to fix the freeze issues. We hope to reinstate the patch ASAP.”
The update did a decent job to combat some players abusing cheat detection methods to temporarily ban other players. The developer noted that, “If you fall victim to one of the bugs previously fixed, don’t worry, you won’t be penalized. We will keep you posted as soon as we have more info. Thank you for your understanding.”
Dark Souls 3 didn’t have the smoothest launch on PC. Frame rate issues and stuttering affected key areas in the early going and multiplayer has fallen prey to cheaters. From Software has been working hard to fix these problems and performance has improved but there’s still a ways to go for Dark Souls 3.