This Dark Souls Mod Adds “Debilitating Debuffs” To Make The Game Even More Difficult

Dark Souls Mod

Great. Someone decided it would be a wonderful idea to make Dark Souls ever harder, to reach new heights in the realm of pain and misery, to create something truly awful. The modder, HotPocketRemix (if that even is your real name), put together The Scorched Contract, a Dark Souls mod that adds “debilitating debuffs” to make life difficult. You know, because reasons.

“As you beat bosses, the game will get harder: you’ll gain debilitating debuffs, the world will change for the worse, and you’ll be forced to use every tool in your Dark Souls arsenal to survive,” the description reads. Games are suppose to increase in difficulty as they progress, but not like this. I mean, who does this sort of thing?

You need to know more, don’t you? If you must travel into the sadistic realm of this Dark Souls mod, here’s what HotPocketRemix believes you should know before doing so:

  • The world is mostly unchanged at the start, so you’ll see familiar enemies, items and shops. When you kill a boss, you will be given an item that describes the next effect. Read it carefully to understand your additional challenge. However, in fitting with the rest of the game, some of them are a bit cryptic.
  • This mod is ENGLISH-only. Please play with English text, or new items will not have descriptions or names. If you are bilingual and would like to help me translate the mod to other languages, please let me know.
  • Due to constraints on how many key items the game expects to have, some of these items are put in the consumables section even though they’re not really consumables. I apologize for the clutter.
  • You may have to change your playstyle to accomodate new effects. Be willing to change course when needed.
  • This mod is extrodinarily complicated, and I’m sure there are bugs here and there. Hopefully nothing game-ending.
  • There are some new sounds added to the game. However, I’m not sure how to attach these sound to a volume slider, so they always play at their maximum volume. To balance this, keep your volume sliders set to near their default, and then adjust the volume of your speakers/headphones to a comfortable level rather than adjusting the sliders.
  • Have fun!

Play Dark Souls, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. If you’re just itching to play the game at a ridiculously high level of difficulty, the mod and instructions on how to install it can be found right here. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming news that pertains to less difficult adventures, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Is this Dark Souls mod the sort of pain that floats your boat? Will we ever achieve peak difficulty, or will modders keep pushing the envelope? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

Eric Garrett2269 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.

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