Fans are flocking to Bloodborne again for Return to Yharnam


Make a new character and go to town from March 24 to April 7

Just in time for Bloodborne‘s anniversary, the community-run Return to Yharnam event is back this week to beckon fans who only need the lightest of nudges to warrant another playthrough. I’ll be honest, it would be a lot more tempting with a PS5 performance patch – but I respect the tradition.

Return to Yharnam will begin on March 24th, Bloodborne’s 6th Anniversary! from bloodborne

For those of you who have never knowingly participated in the annual fan event (or could perhaps use a little refresher), Return to Yharnam runs from March 24 to April 7 and there’s an optional Discord.

While there are overall suggestions – like flipping your Network settings to “worldwide,” PVPing in each zone before moving along, and leaving cheeky notes behind that say “You’re in the know, right?” – you can of course play as you see fit. A PlayStation Plus membership is needed for multiplayer, though.

To get the most out of player-on-player antics, it is recommended that you create a new character.

The guiding principle behind Return to Yharnam is to “engage in as much co-op as possible,” a sentiment I truly appreciate. When it comes down to it, this is a chance to experience Bloodborne again with a lively community. It could be your moment to go hard with a new-to-you weapon or build – or maybe you need a helping hand to survive the Old Hunters. The First Vicar still gives me nightmares.

Happy sixth birthday, Bloodborne. I got you a fistful of slugs.