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By Spencer . November 1, 2011 . 5:03pm
Major changes are coming to Dark Souls with version 1.04. From Software announced the update, which further tweaks the game. The patch will adjust equipment and spells such as magic shield, great magical shield, Ring of Fog, Iron Flesh, Pyromancy Flame, and the slowing effect of Tranquil Walk of Peace. Drop rates, equipment weight, and the amount of souls earned from defeating enemies were fine tuned too. Bosses will also drop humanity or Homeward Bone items.
Shopkeepers carry more items after the update. The Undead Merchant (male) will sell a Bottomless Box. Domnhall of Zena sells a master key after moving locations. You can buy Twinkling Titanite from the Giant Blacksmith. Blacksmith Vamos and the Giant Blacksmith will sell Weapon Smithbox, Armor Smithbox, and Repairboxes for use at bonfires. Arrows are easier to acquire too since many merchants including the Undead Merchant (female) and Blacksmith Andrei sell: standard arrows, heavy arrows, wood arrows, normal bolts, heavy bolts, and wood bolts.
Dark Souls version 1.04 adjusts multiplayer matching and the amount of souls players receive after defeating a boss. Players get the full amount of souls in this version. Players who prefer to invade games will be happy to know that cracked red orbs will only be used if you successfully invade a game. Failed invasions will no longer consume orbs.
A number of glitches like issues that cause the game to hang up, players to get stuck, and a bug that lets players use an infinite amount of items and/or spells have been remedied too. A one second delay when attacking enemies has also been resolved.
Dark Souls version 1.04 will go live on November 2nd around noontime in Japan.