Dark Souls Remastered Announces Network Test Dates

Dark Souls Remastered Announces Network Test Dates

Last updated on May 10th, 2018

It’s finally here, get ready for the network test dates for the new Dark Souls Remastered, FromSoftware announced on a Twitter post the test will be available from May 11th to 12th, 2018 for PS4 and Xbox One. While the official launch date for Dark Souls Remastered is May 25th for PS4, Xbox One and PC. The delayed released of the Nintendo Switch version means the network test dates for that will also be delayed, we’ll let you know soon as we know anything.

Dark Souls Remastered Network Test Dates

FromSoftware have announced the network test dates will be from May 11th and May 12th and will be on platforms PS4 and Xbox One. The first test will be available from 7 to 10pm JST on May 11th and second test will be May 12th from 7pm to 10pm. The downloadable client will be available starting May 1st until 7th for Japan (see below for North America dates and times). Make sure you grab the download before the deadline closes so you’re ready to play when the test goes live. The size of the client is about three gigabytes in size and downloadable by all, so make sure you have the space ready on your console.

North America

For North America the following information is from the PlayStation Store and Xbox Store Network Test download pages:

Xbox Store

May 11 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. PT
May 12 from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. PT

*This DARK SOULS™: REMASTERED Network Test client will only be available for download from 5/1 to 5/7.

PlayStation Store

May 11th 6:00 PM (Friday)- 12:00 AM PT (Saturday)
May 12th 6:00 PM (Saturday) – 12:00 AM (Sunday)

*This DARK SOULS™: REMASTERED Network Test client will only be available for download from 5/1 to 5/8.

The game test client will be available for free from the PlayStation Store and Xbox Game store during the distribution period and is free to play.

The purpose of the network test is to check the load on the game servers, and the correct function of the multiplayer gameplay.

The official Dark Souls Japan website also shared a new screenshot featuring Dark Souls Remastered:

If you want more Dark Souls, you will probably want to check out fan-made Dark Souls in Unreal Engine 4, or have some fun exploring Dark Souls Comedy. Alternatively, there’s a fantastic article on Humanity and the Soul that could bring you back to the origins of souls lore, or our pieces on Dark Souls Architecture and Dark Souls Armor design from history.

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19 comments on “Dark Souls Remastered Announces Network Test Dates”

  1. Avatar Fexelea says:

    Woohoo! Exciting news

  2. Avatar skarekrow13 says:

    Hopefully two weeks is enough time to fix any issues if they find them.

  3. Avatar Lich180 says:

    I would think it is, they basically took multiplayer from DkS3 and glued it into DkS1. Should be alright.

    I’ll be playing the tests, that’s my weekend off!

  4. Avatar announakis says:

    this will determine whether I buy or not. I still think I won’t but this may change my mind if the gameplay is smooth enough…

  5. Avatar Lich180 says:

    I think the main reason I want to buy it is to experience Dark Souls 1 with a bustling co-op and invasion scene, rather than just being dominated by ninja-flipping Havel’s.

  6. Avatar Back_Lot_Basher says:

    Can’t wait to hear some conclusions of the testers.

  7. Avatar Grehym_Blak says:

    I like that you cant save progress. 6 hour deep dive to Go Daddy or Orohobo or jus cosplay or jus forest forage or pimp the burg or oops…jus realized this wont be full game. FML. Maybe just pimp the burg…anyone know how far we will be able to go?

  8. Avatar rbrazil89 says:

    client is downloaded, cant wait!!!

  9. Avatar skarekrow13 says:

    Every other network test has been one area. Dark Souls II was the Copse. Bloodborne let you run around Central Yharnam. My guess will be another early area that has enough space in the level to accommodate shenanigans. Burg wouldn’t be surprising at all.

  10. xdemonslayerrx2 says:

    I have beaten DS3 as a dex build and a strength build, I know DS1 remaster isnt out yet, but what is the better build for DS1, strength or dex?

  11. Avatar Grehym_Blak says:

    Either combined with poise, emphasis on poise.

  12. Avatar IgnusKnavery says:

    Unless you dodge everything like I do. :)

  13. Avatar Green__Eagle says:

    We’ll probably have some mid-level pre-built characters to choose from.

    I hope we can test some covenants rather than just invaders. Don’t forget to test the messaging system and the miracle rings.

  14. Avatar Back_Lot_Basher says:

    So, it looks like this test will be in the ‘Burg. Good times. I didn’t realize this was open to the public until I saw it on Twitter. Apparently I don’t pay attention in class enough. Curious to see how smooth (or not) the gameplay is.

  15. Avatar Grehym_Blak says:

    Haha, you gotta swing at some point, right? ;) Can’t wait to see if they messed with poise values or equipment burden values on the giant daddy gear. Seriously hope they doctered with the formulas a bit.

  16. Avatar Grehym_Blak says:

    Epic things to hope for in burg are as follows:

    Black Knight Weapon Drop

    Balder Swag Sword Drop

    Crack Red Eye Orbs that you can buy from Burg Merch

    Character that starts with Red Eye Orb or Blue Orb for that matter

    Sunbro Cleric character to choose from

    Boar Head Predator Mask Drop b/c Fashion Souls…might as well farm the full Balder Set to round it off. "Psssst, your balls are showing…" Ace Ventura, Pet Dic

    Will we be able to grab the Estoc…? You dirty R1 spammers! Why ask why, jus ZWEI!

  17. Avatar Back_Lot_Basher says:

    Ah, the Balder. What a sword. I remember doing a bow-based run, using the Balder as a side weapon, and it was tons of fun.

  18. Avatar Lich180 says:

    Ah… The BSS. That was my first weapon I farmed for.

  19. Avatar announakis says:

    who is going to play today?
    Should we flip the "fextra" password on and try to play together?


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