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How did you get on with Dark Souls III this weekend, readers? We prayed to the Orphan of Kos for help besting the Abyss Watchers, and he responded in kind. We're kinda worried we're going to be whisked away by a giant slug to a Cthulhu-esque nightmare realm in return, however. It was probably worth it – we got a Silver Trophy for our troubles, after all.

Anywho, what's this article about again? Oh right, a new Dark Souls III patch is due out today, bringing the title up to v1.04. We don't know exactly when it'll drop, but we do know that it'll include the following features:

  • Performance adjustment for Greatsword.
  • Battle performance adjustment for Dancer's Enchanted Sword and Winged Knight Twinaxes.
  • Performance adjustments for Soul's Greatsword and Farron Flashsword.
  • Fix for issue where multiple items become impossible to use at Road of Sacrifices, Farron Keep, Cathedral of the Deep after clearing the game.

It's not entirely clear what adjustments it plans to make to the Greatswords – the most powerful weapon in the game right now is reported to be the Dark Sword, so it'll be interesting to see whether these get nerfed across the board, or whether it plans to boost the Greatsword to the same level.

As for whether the update will solve any of the ongoing matchmaking problems in the title, this also remains to be seen. We'll notify you of the full patch notes as and when they become available. In the meantime, let us know whether you've encountered any problems with the release in the comments section below.