US Dark Souls II PS3 Beta Delayed

US Dark Souls II PS3 Beta Delayed

Namco Bandai apologized to American gamers via Twitter after unforeseen issues delayed a planned PS3 beta for Dark Souls II.

Namco Bandai had to issue an apology via Twitter yesterday following unexpected issues that disrupted the start of an anticipated US PS3 beta for Dark Souls II. The invite-only beta was supposed to begin on October 27th, but unexpected problems apparently left players unable to access the beta. With no solution in sight, the publisher opted to push the beta's start back to a later date.

"We thoroughly apologize for all of the confusion and issues," Tweeted Namco Bandai. "We will be rescheduling the Network Test for another date." The company was also quick to assure worried gamers that their spot in the beta would be reserved. "Everyone who was in this test will be allowed in for the next Dark Souls II PS3 Network Test. Your spot is secure." As of right now there has been no explanation for what caused the problems. That being said, Namco Bandai announced that it will have more information "early this week" as to when the beta would be rescheduled to.

While solving these sorts of problems are actually kind of the reason that beta tests exist, it nonetheless has to be disappointing for fans expecting to play the game early to find themselves waiting again. That being the case, much of what we've seen of Dark Souls II thus far at least suggests that the game will be worth waiting for. In the mean time, I personally still need to finish the first Dark Souls. If anyone has any tips on killing that big green moth monster, I'd be much obliged.

Source: Twitter via Joystiq

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StewShearer:
If anyone has any tips on killing that big green moth monster, I'd be much obliged.

I will assume you mean the Moonlight Butterfly, under the stairs going up to the bridge with the fight is a summon sign for Witch Beatrice (it's hidden in a bush), summon her and get a shield with high magic resist. Just try to roll through it's attacks and it'll eventually land for a breather and then you can just wail on it until it starts to move, back off then because it does an explosion attack.

The beta was fine for me in the UK but it sucks that there were problems in the US.

Another tip is use the Cadeuceus shield from the graveyard by firelink, blocks 65% of damage, works quite well if you can't dodge. Also, arrows and magic.

Hazzard:
Another tip is use the Cadeuceus shield from the graveyard by firelink, blocks 65% of damage, works quite well if you can't dodge. Also, arrows and magic.

I'm playing a sword and board fighter so I might have to try that. Never enjoyed working with magic...

If you're in human form, you can also summon Witch Beatrice (an NPC) from her sign under some bushes, under the stairs of the tower you have to climb to get to the boss.

Yeah have to second the Witch Beatrice suggestion. She can solo the butterfly in about 2minutes flat. lol

If you really can't figure it out, cheese it with her. lol

 

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