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Dark Souls 3 anti-cheating patch pulled back after freeze issues surface

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A patch meant to curb "deviant behavior" in the PC version of Dark Souls 3 had to be pulled back after causing freeze issues, From Software said today.

The patch was put out Friday to respond to hackers who had been able to exploit Dark Souls 3's cheat detection system to get other players banned temporarily. While the patch is being repaired, victims of these tactics "won't be penalized," From promised. In an earlier note, it said the game's server team has been checking accounts before issuing penalties

From said it hopes to get the patch fixed and re-rolled soon.

Publisher Bandai Namco recently announced that Dark Souls 3 was on its way to the biggest launch in series history, after shopping 3 million copies. For more on Dark Souls 3see Polygon's in-depth guide.