Sony has let us know that there is a progression bug affecting a small number of Bloodborne players. In order to avoid spoilers, we’ll not disclose the specific nature of the bug, but rather what you can do to avoid falling victim to it.
It happens when users attempt to join a game as a co-op guest or invader using the small resonant bell or sinister resonant bell respectively while in the Forbidden Woods. A hotfix is in the works right now, and those affected by the bug will have their games repaired by it.
Sony anticipates it will roll out the patch (1.02) sometime next week. For now, the company suggests that users not use those items until after the patch is available. For more on Bloodborne, check out our review.
Sony let us know that users escalating this issue helped make it easier to identify and confirm it (and make it so that the first we heard of it was the email notice). We’ll let you know as soon as it’s ready. For now, just be mindful of where you use those bells.