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‘Dark Souls 2’ Aurous Visible Armor exploit and guide posted

‘Dark Souls 2’ screen
‘Dark Souls 2’ screen
Photo courtesy of Bandai Namco Games, used with permission

A new exploit has been discovered for the recently-released PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the multiplatform title, “Dark Souls 2.” According to a report from Gameranx on April 19, players have found a way to acquire the Aurous Visible Armor without having to grind for hours on end. The glitch is based on defeating the enemy and the immediately entering the boss door in the area.

The glitch can be activated by first summoning Aurous by using the Bonfire Ascetic item from the bonfire at No-Man’s Wharf. Players are instructed to kill off every other enemy in the area with the exception for the targeted enemy. They must then lure Aurous to as close to the boss door as possible while hurting him enough so that he will died with the next blow.

Upon defeating the enemy, players have to enter boss door before the auto-save procedure is activated. The saving process can be spotted with the flame symbol on the top-right corner of the screen. They must immediately quit the game after the animation has been completed, either by using the in-game menu or through the system menus. If done correctly, players will be able to keep the loot acquired from the fight in addition to being able to spawn close to Aurous when reloading “Dark Souls 2.”

The enemy randomly drops armor pieces. As a result, he must be defeated multiple times in order to get the full set. From Software should most likely fix the exploit in the future as it causes some balancing issues with the competitive battles. The development team has already released a patch that prevented a geometry glitch in which players could skip a significant portion of “Dark Souls 2.”

The sequel was launched last month on March 11 for the PS3 and Xbox 360 current-generation consoles. The same title is also being released for the PC later this week on April 25. You can find a screen showcasing “Dark Souls 2” from the official Bandai Namco Games Facebook page with the image attached to the top of this article.