Today, March 24th, marks the 6-year anniversary of FromSoftware's tough-as-nails Souls-like Bloodborne. To celebrate the occasion, players are starting up new characters and organizing a "Return to Yharnam" event.
While they wait for Elden Ring, FromSoftware's next big game featuring writing from Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin, the Return to Yharnam event gives players an excuse to start up another run of FromSoftware's other big titles. Running from March 24th to April 7th (exteneded due to the pandemic's impact on the world,) the event encourages players to spend more time in the peaceful and totally not at all disease-ridden city of Central Yharnam. Folks from the Bloodborne Reddit and Discord, along with other Soulsborne communities, will be taking part in the event. The event comes with some rules/suggestions to get the most out of the event:
- Create a brand new character and play through the game while summoning as many random co-operators and invaders as possible.
- Make sure that your matchmaking region is set to "Worldwide."
- Try to defeat at least two enemies in each area before moving on to the next.
- In the Hunter's Dream, leave a note next to the bath messengers reading "You're in the know, right?" and upvote any messages like these you find.
The Bloodborne community is also holding a couple of contests during the Return to Yharnam event. Five lucky users on the Bloodborne Discord channel will get a free month of Nitro classic. If you're looking for a more skill-based contest, there's also a Weapon Design Contest in progress, so check out the server if you want to design your own weapon or see what others have made!