Bloodborne's post-release patches add several balance changes and decrease load times. However, I'd like to learn to speedrun the game, and the fastest possible speedrun route requires two glitches that were fixed in later patches. So if I apply the patch for its benefits, can I remove it at will for the sake of speedrunning?

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The only way to remove a patch is to delete the entire game then do a fresh install from the disk.

You will then have to either manually stop the patches from downloading, possibly every time you start your PS4, or disconnect from the internet completely.

I would make a back up of your save files, uninstalling the game should not delete your saves but better to be safe than sorry.

Also your current save files may not be compatible with the un-patched version of the game, so you may have to install the current patch to use your existing saves. This is the case with certain games but I am not sure if it applies to Bloodborne.

I doubt this would be possible with a digital copy of the game as it will always download the fully patched version.

  • Just for reference, network access has always been disabled on my PS4, but my game appears to be patched regardless. I removed the disc, uninstalled Bloodborne, and re-inserted it. My saves were gone, but the patch remained. Nov 26, 2016 at 2:42
  • Are you using the 'Game of the Year' edition? it may be already patched on the disk, in which case you are not able to install the original version of the game. Depending on how much you want to do this you could pick up a second hand copy of the original disk to obtain the unpatched version.
    – Colin
    Nov 27, 2016 at 22:32
  • I'm not using the 'Game of the Year' edition as far as I can tell. My cover looks like this, except that I bought it in Canada, so there's a French version of most of the text. Nov 27, 2016 at 23:53
  • I have a original version of Bloodborne at home that isn't currently installed on my PS4. I will install it when I get home an see what version it is.
    – Colin
    Nov 28, 2016 at 1:02
  • I tested this myself and I can confirm that when I installed from the disk in to my new PS4 pro, (which has never had Bloodborne on it) it was version 1.00. I then downloaded the current 1.09 patch, which was ~9Gb, and installed it. I then deleted the game and then I reinstalled it from the disk and it was back to version 1.00.
    – Colin
    Nov 29, 2016 at 12:27

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