Here's a quick guide to perform Bloodborne's item dupe exploit [Update]

Do you need to even the odds in Bloodborne? Then this item dupe exploit will be the ace up your sleeve.

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[Update: From Software and Sony have released patch 1.02 for Bloodborne which puts the kibosh on this exploit.]

Original story:

Bloodborne is a pretty hard game, which is why players should try to use anything and everything in order to gain an advantage over the enemies you’ll face. Sure, you could follow our Boss or co-op guides, but a newly-discovered exploit can give Hunters the unfair advantage they so desperately need.

The exploit allows you to create a duplicate of any item in a pretty simple way. Before we get into it, we should note that performing this exploit will go against the real Bloodborne experience you’ve paid for, so only consider this exploit if you really need the help.

The first thing you’ll need to do is create an alternate character and progress them through the game far enough so they gain access to the first lantern in Central Yharnam. Once you do, transport yourself to the Hunter’s Dream and then log back into your main character. Once there, you’ll want to empty out your storage chest.

With your storage chest emptied with your main character, go to your alternate character and buy a pebble. Store the pebble you just purchased into your alternate’s chest, making sure that’s the only thing in there. Now go back to your main character and decide what it is you want to duplicate, noting that only items you can have multiples of are the only ones that can be duped. That means no duping of weapons.

Once you have in mind what you want to duplicate, put one of that item in your storage chest as your main character. Now go and purchase a lot of pebbles, making sure to reach the limit you can carry, which is 20. Once you reach the limit of pebbles you can carry, the extra pebbles will show up in your chest as duplicates of the item you currently have in there. For example: if you purchase 5 extra pebbles that you can’t carry, those pebbles will be transferred to your chest and will show up as 5 of whatever item is in there.

As with all exploits, we're sure this will be addressed in a future update to Bloodborne, so don't ponder whether or not you should do it for too long. You'll probably miss the boat on this one pretty soon.

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    March 31, 2015 8:25 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Here's a quick guide to perform Bloodborne's item dupe exploit

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      March 31, 2015 8:26 AM

      Yay exploits

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      March 31, 2015 8:27 AM

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        March 31, 2015 8:54 AM

        Didn't this site have a cheats tab for a long time?

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          March 31, 2015 9:22 AM

          cheats a pretty different from exploits though

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            March 31, 2015 9:33 AM

            How so? Seems like they are the same for the player experience.

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              March 31, 2015 9:37 AM

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              March 31, 2015 12:01 PM

              I guess you could go with the idea that "cheats" could be used to describe things purposefully put in the game, like how some (especially older) games have a cheats menu that you can unlock. Whereas an "exploit" could be construed as something that takes advantage of a bug or something similar.

              Regardless, using either in an MP game is shitty and posting explicit directions on how to do it doesn't really sit well with me :-/

          • Ebu legacy 10 years
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            March 31, 2015 9:44 AM

            I want you to read that sentence again.

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            March 31, 2015 11:53 AM

            lol I love this sentence.

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        March 31, 2015 8:54 AM

        Also, making headlines about it will get a patch out faster.

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        March 31, 2015 9:44 AM

        Exploits bring the page views. Pretty sure this article isn't going anywhere.

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        March 31, 2015 12:09 PM

        What? On a single player game? Who the fuck cares?

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          March 31, 2015 12:21 PM

          It's not a single player game.

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            March 31, 2015 12:27 PM

            I'll amend - a single player game with an optional multiplayer element then.
            http://kotaku.com/a-helpful-guide-to-bloodbornes-confusing-multiplayer-op-1693582137
            Sounds to me like you have to invite people to come into your game.

            Makes this situation slightly different, but really not at all. I still think people are losing their shit for no reason.

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              March 31, 2015 12:31 PM

              You don't have to invite people. You can be invaded by other people at any time in some levels unless you start the game in offline mode. The item dupe thing probably wouldn't make any difference but it's still kinda weird to see an exploit for a multiplayer game posted as a news article.

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                March 31, 2015 1:04 PM

                Huh, really? That's different from what I've read elsewhere. But whatever, as you said, the item dupe makes little difference and the rage in this thread is really uncalled for. If this was a guide to wall-hacking or something in a true competitive multiplayer game I'd get it, but this doesn't seem comparable at all.

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                  March 31, 2015 1:09 PM

                  I still think it's lame. Not a trend I really want to see start here.

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      March 31, 2015 8:29 AM

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      March 31, 2015 8:30 AM

      This is a joke right? Journalistic Integrity?

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      March 31, 2015 8:31 AM

      Da fuq man???

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        March 31, 2015 12:59 PM

        I guess we should have streamed the dupe exploit instead? Would that make you happy?

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          March 31, 2015 1:22 PM

          Actually Twitch TOS specifically forbids stuff like that, so if you were interested in getting the account shut down for 24 hours, maybe!

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      March 31, 2015 8:35 AM

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      March 31, 2015 8:36 AM

      Hacknews

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      March 31, 2015 8:39 AM

      I bet this article serves more ads than all of the chatty for a month.

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      March 31, 2015 8:40 AM

      only thing that could make this more dumb is putting a picture of a half naked 12 year old Japanese cartoon girl on it

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      March 31, 2015 8:41 AM

      Does this affect only single player or something?

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        March 31, 2015 8:43 AM

        It's there even multiplayer? I realized that I know nothing about Bloodborne

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          March 31, 2015 9:03 AM

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          March 31, 2015 12:04 PM

          It's the same as Dark Souls. You can get invaded by other players if you open yourself up to MP by looking for a coop partner.

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      March 31, 2015 8:44 AM

      Sploitsnews

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      March 31, 2015 8:44 AM

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        March 31, 2015 1:13 PM

        i still remember calling my friend to ask him for warcraft II cheat codes, and copying them down on a notepad.

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      March 31, 2015 8:54 AM

      I can see a guide on jumping ahead to the Forgotten Woods, but a guide to dupe bugs is just lame.

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      March 31, 2015 8:57 AM

      Page hits. Yay!

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      March 31, 2015 8:59 AM

      You really should take this "article" down, this isn't just an exoloit, duping items that give you blood echo will break this game, and break PvP. Shame on you guys for posting this. I think shack is better than this.

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        March 31, 2015 9:04 AM

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          March 31, 2015 9:12 AM

          I have 55 Insight. I'd love to use them, but the Insight shop usually has crap that I don't need.

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          March 31, 2015 9:32 AM

          Can you use it dupe items that give you blood echoes to inflate your character level? Not sure how pvp works if there are level restrictions on invading, but that could possibly suck having an over levelled character invade you.

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      March 31, 2015 9:10 AM

      Shoulda held it till tomorrow.

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        March 31, 2015 9:16 AM

        Why tomorrow?

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          March 31, 2015 9:28 AM

          Tomorrow being April 1st, people would have taken it as a humorous joke article, even if the content was the exact same. Now it looks like we're actively promoting exploits and stuff. I mean, it's almost like a P4Rgaming article, except this is for realsies.

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      March 31, 2015 9:19 AM

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      March 31, 2015 9:24 AM

      I get that guides and the like draw more traffic, but this is just fucking stupid.
      "HEY GUYS, WANT TO CHEAT?!" *opens stained raincoat*

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      March 31, 2015 9:24 AM

      I was hoping that clicking would take you to a page that says Go Play Skyrim You Filthy Casual.

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      March 31, 2015 9:30 AM

      How to ruin your Bloodborne experience: A simple guide

      • Ebu legacy 10 years
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        March 31, 2015 12:10 PM

        Right, they might ruin their experience.

        But they won't affect mine.

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      March 31, 2015 9:39 AM

      jfc, shackers. this is on quite a few sites. he's not making you run the exploit with a gun to your head. maybe if you commented on some of the other articles this wouldn't show up. get over it.

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        March 31, 2015 9:46 AM

        Agreed. Don't want to use the exploit? Its crazy how easy it is not to. Don't want others to use it? Rely on the developer to patch it and get over it. The information is out there. Shacknews gotta keep the lights on.

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        March 31, 2015 9:52 AM

        Well if other sites do it.

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        March 31, 2015 10:03 AM

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          March 31, 2015 10:20 AM

          This game is barely online anyway. I play it and love it, and I'm still wondering why there is so much outrage. Especially now that we can limit who gets pulled into our games via the password. You can basically choose who can and cannot join your game, so what does it matter if people use exploits in their own bubble of players? Plus with more exposure, more fans of the game will go to the devs to try and get it fixed.

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            March 31, 2015 11:19 AM

            You can't choose who invades you. We'll see how OK with it you are when you get invaded at low level by a dude with maxed weapons and 99 of every consumable item.

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              March 31, 2015 11:24 AM

              Like it matters. You can already be invaded by someone way more powerful than you so what difference does it even make. Would you even be able to tell if they used this exploit? Probably not.

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              March 31, 2015 2:08 PM

              He will have just as limited an amount of consumables as every other character, which is like 20 or 10, depending. I had 20 blood vials in my first half hour of playing. If they have a 10+ weapon then lighting it on fire isn't gonna matter much anyway.

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          March 31, 2015 10:25 AM

          Does it? I played Archeage and there was an exploit that was being used for months that a handful of people knew about to completely manipulate the market and probably enrich themselves in real life with tons of money because of a dupe exploit.

          It wasn't until someone else found out how to do it by dumb luck and broadcast it to everyone that it was fixed within 24 hours. If not for that, it would have gone on quite a bit longer and made the game more unfair for much, much longer.

          I don't know how good From Software is with exploits, but broadcasting the exploit to as much people as possible forced their hand to fix it much, much faster than if not reported at all.

          If you don't want this exploit further publicized, one could assume you have been using the exploit yourself or that you don't mind the exploit not being fixed.

          Broadcasting is the quickest way to get it fixed.

        • Ebu legacy 10 years
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          March 31, 2015 10:30 AM

          Other people duping has zero effect on me.

          I just don't even kind of care. In fact, if they want to and it increases their enjoyment of the game, more power to them!

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          March 31, 2015 10:39 AM

          guess what, I just don't give a fuck. so there.

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          March 31, 2015 10:59 AM

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        March 31, 2015 11:01 AM

        If anything, attention on an exploit gets things fixed faster. Just like those articles on browser or OS security flaws.

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          March 31, 2015 11:06 AM

          ... which are typically only published after the company has been given a reasonable amount of time to fix it. "responsible disclosure" is the name of the game. publishing a zero-day exploit would be considered extremely irresponsible

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            March 31, 2015 11:11 AM

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            March 31, 2015 2:28 PM

            I am reluctantly a proponent of "responsible disclosure" but there have been many cases where it has resulted in worse security. Part of me wants to return to the world of "full disclosure"... some companies have been really slow to patch significant holes and they still whine and blame the security researchers just as much. Google found this out with the reactions to Project Zero which was still offering 90 days + 2 weeks! And yet the messengers are still the bad guys.

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              March 31, 2015 2:30 PM

              i don't see this any problem with responsible disclosure here. google offers companies a reasonable amount of time to fix the bug. responsible disclosure doesn't mean giving the developer an infinite amount of time to fix it.

              there's not really anything you can do about people's reactions. i think it's fairly self-evident that this would be the same or worse if they went to "instant disclosure"

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                March 31, 2015 2:49 PM

                Vulnerabilities got patched faster in the 0-day era of "full disclosure". As a developer, 90+14 sounds reasonable, but as a user running exploitable code and not even aware of it, 90+14 is pretty bad. Not to mention whatever time it takes to validate and roll out patches in the case of corporate IT. For an esoteric hole, 90+14 might be OK but for something likely to be discovered by others, it's flirting with danger and allowing a culture of tolerance towards products with continual security issues. Regardless, Google still got accused of being antagonistic even with the 90+14.

                I wonder if moving to a "name and shame" method would help where you give 90+14 for detailed disclosure but have a 0-day release of a very vague description and the type and severity of the vulnerability would help. Then companies would be more incentivized to fix it quickly and repeat offenders would stick out more in the press.

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                  March 31, 2015 4:03 PM

                  your suggestion at the end seems reasonable to me. you just want to avoid handing the exploit directly to script kiddies before a patch is made. otherwise you're hanging all the users out to dry; they can't shield themselves from the vulnerability and now everybody's attention is on it and everyone knows how to exploit it. companies need to be somehow incentivized to fix security holes quickly without killing the victims in the process

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        March 31, 2015 12:13 PM

        Agreed, the comments in this thread are pretty fucking astounding.

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        March 31, 2015 12:38 PM

        I hoped the Shack had better standards is all. This thread has been a learning experience.

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        March 31, 2015 2:05 PM

        Oh, well ok then. If everyone else is doing it, why even bother. I mean, it's not like every outlet could have its own set of standards and practices. That would be crazy.

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      March 31, 2015 9:44 AM

      the only thing funnier than the outrage is how easy that exploit seems to do. at least the duping in dark souls 1 and 2 required some precision and dexterity to pull off.

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      March 31, 2015 9:47 AM

      People butthurt over this have been duped.

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      March 31, 2015 9:55 AM

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      March 31, 2015 9:56 AM

      What the fuck is this?

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      March 31, 2015 10:12 AM

      It's a single player game right? Then who the fuck cares if someone wants to cheat. If the devs detect it just remove the player from the leaderboards and null any achievements. Then let them cheat away.

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        March 31, 2015 10:20 AM

        It supports asynchronous multiplayer, so anyone who performs the dupe could have a considerable advantage over opponents in PVP.

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        March 31, 2015 10:21 AM

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        March 31, 2015 10:22 AM

        It isn't singleplayer, multiplayer is interconnected with singleplayer. You can stay singleplayer if you really want by basically disconnecting from the internet.

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        March 31, 2015 10:23 AM

        Bloodborne has a multiplayer element solely dedicated to invading and killing other people in their own games.

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        March 31, 2015 10:26 AM

        How's the pairing work? Do we know yet? I mean, if someone gives themselves a bazillion levels, are they just paired with other people who also have a bazillion levels?

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          March 31, 2015 10:31 AM

          Haven't played BB, but that's how it worked in DS. DS still has two ways to do item dupe exploits, but because it matches up your soul level to other players within range, it's not really a big deal.

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        March 31, 2015 11:28 AM

        Bloodborne is not a single player game. The number of you guys defending cheating in an online game is surprising to me and very disappointing. WTF Shack?

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          March 31, 2015 11:40 AM

          I didn't. Read my post again.

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          March 31, 2015 1:38 PM

          It's cheating that only hurts yourself. All you can do is boost your soul level or buy some consumables. It would be like a glitch that boosts you into Grandmaster league in Starcraft. You're just going to get wrecked by the people that actually earned that league.

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        March 31, 2015 1:27 PM

        But then my time spent hiding and shooting a dragon with arrows for an hour will be meaningless

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      March 31, 2015 10:26 AM

      Lame shacknews.

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      March 31, 2015 10:39 AM

      Slacknews

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      March 31, 2015 10:41 AM

      It's not about women it's about exploits in journalism

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      March 31, 2015 11:16 AM

      WTF IS THIS

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      March 31, 2015 11:47 AM

      Kinda cheesy tbh.

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      March 31, 2015 12:06 PM

      insert rotating green skull gif

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        March 31, 2015 1:04 PM

        i knew someone who pronounced warez like juarez

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      March 31, 2015 12:07 PM

      Im fine with this, its relevant news about a popular game

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        March 31, 2015 12:46 PM

        Does this mean we'll get articles about where to get/how to use aimbots and stuff when the next COD or Halo games ship?

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          March 31, 2015 1:07 PM

          Does this bloodborne thing require exterior programs?

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            March 31, 2015 1:22 PM

            agreed, it's not really the same thing. still poor news though i think.

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      March 31, 2015 12:56 PM

      Lol so much salt. In a series with notoriously shitty pvp due to hackers. This seems low on the ridiculous advantage index.

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        March 31, 2015 1:15 PM

        I never encountered a hacker in any souls console game and only once in DS2 on PC. I did however run into a few people abusing exploits like this, most notably the Stone Giant Sword + Crystal Magic Weapon exploit in DS1 that would insta-kill everything in a huge radius, which has since been fixed. I also saw ghosts of people abusing the Dragon's head infinite souls glitch in Firelink Shrine (meaning they were online).

        Also, just because it doesn't rate high on your "ridiculous advantage index" doesn't mean it has zero impact. There are plenty of ways to abuse this to gain unfair advantage in PVP. The advantage may not be huge, but it's still cheating.

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          March 31, 2015 3:56 PM

          Ive encountered many. Mainly in Demon's as thats what i mostly played. The dupe glitch in that got so many people platinum's.

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        March 31, 2015 2:06 PM

        This is coming from the guy who spent 10s of hours playing DS2 PvP.

    • Zek legacy 10 years
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      March 31, 2015 1:09 PM

      I don't think it's immoral to post this or anything but it seems like a low class sort of article. Just seems like something you would expect to find on a trashier site than this.

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        March 31, 2015 1:14 PM

        can you rank gaming websites trashiest to classiest?

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          March 31, 2015 1:24 PM

          are there really any classy ones left? Rock paper shotgun? Gamespy (RIP)? bluesnews i guess but i never go there.

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            March 31, 2015 2:07 PM

            Eurogamer, PCGamer, and RPS have managed to not be completely trashy.

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      March 31, 2015 1:16 PM

      git patch't, buttholes

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        March 31, 2015 1:25 PM

        butthole is such a classic. my brother and i called each other that

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      March 31, 2015 1:30 PM

      We angered a bunch of Shackers and got a patch fix for the exploit in one day. Call it a day, team. EOT

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      March 31, 2015 1:41 PM

      Sure would be nice if we got 150 comments on articles people really like.

      (Just saying.)

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      March 31, 2015 2:31 PM

      Fucking lol

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      March 31, 2015 2:36 PM

      Goddamn this website is full of whiners.

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      March 31, 2015 2:51 PM

      Thanks! I used this to max my shit out and now I WTFPWNZ fools in PVP!

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        March 31, 2015 3:00 PM

        I'm glad Danel Perez was able to help at least one person by writing this article.

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      March 31, 2015 4:02 PM

      Surprised they patched it honestly..

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        March 31, 2015 4:04 PM

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          March 31, 2015 5:23 PM

          meh, i dont plan on using it any time soon. If the game becomes unplayable online due to everyone having maxed out 255 characters or whatever... then ill use it. It's not like some high lvl can come in and kill me with an advantage or anything. Theres still a +10 and 10% lvl cap on online.

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      March 31, 2015 5:21 PM

      wherever he is, I'm sure kaboom.zzz made the most of this!

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        March 31, 2015 5:25 PM

        Totally unrelated but I remember when that guy's WE package got rejected by Canadian customs or something because it had Kaboomzzz written on it. That shit still makes me laugh.

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      March 31, 2015 5:56 PM

      Up up down down left right left right b a b a start for 30 lives in Contra HOLY FUCKING SHIT

      I'll SM you my PayPal TMWTB I prefer payment in American dollars but I'll also accept rubles, kroners, and dogecoins (╥╯﹏╰╥)ง

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        March 31, 2015 6:07 PM

        ^ ^ v v < > < > B A (select) START

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          March 31, 2015 6:08 PM

          Every time someone posts the Konami code w/out "select" I instantly think they either didn't have a brother or didn't have friends haha

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      March 31, 2015 6:52 PM

      Hey guys! What's going on?

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      March 31, 2015 9:42 PM

      JFC, chatty...

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