The most recent patch for the PC version of Dark Souls 3 went, let’s say, poorly. In response, From Software has removed it from Steam until they can work out the kinks.
The original patch, meant to unexploit some potential exploits in PvP, also had the added benefit of causing a large portion of players to frequently freeze and stutter for seconds at a time.
That’s no bueno, and as such, From Software reverted Dark Souls 3 to the 1.04 version of the game and left this message on the Steam forums:
The patch has been removed temporarily to fix the freeze issues. We hope to reinstate the patch ASAP. If you fall victim to one of the bugs previously fixed, don’t worry, you won’t be penalized. We will keep you posted as soon as we have more info. Thank you for your understanding.
The reverse-update went live late Sunday night, and here we are, almost an entire day later, and the game still hasn’t been updated updated to a proper 1.04.1. At least you no longer have to fear being banned because of another player’s dastardly deeds, and hey, the game is significantly more playable than it was sixteen hours ago.
So that’s a plus.