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.
— FROMSOFTWARE (@fromsoftware_pr) May 1, 2018
For North America the following information is from the PlayStation Store and Xbox Store Network Test download pages:
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.
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.