The Old Hunters is an expansion DLC for Bloodborne. It features all new Locations, Bosses, Weapons, and Armor.

  • A FREE patch (Patch 1.07) has added new covenant The League as well as friendly Old Hunters NPC summons for everyone.
  • Important: The physical (GOTY) bundle has the DLC on-disc, no download required. Other DLC region questions? Bundle confirmations? Read this thread
  • See The Old Hunters Trophies for a list of the new trophies added with the DLC. These trophies are not required to obtain the Platinum Trophy for the base game. (Trophy List contains spoilers)
  • Read our The Old Hunters Review


How to Access The Old Hunters DLC


  1. Defeat Vicar Amelia and activate the skull in the Cathedral to turn day into night.
  2. Go to the Hunter’s Dream and receive Eye of a Blood-Drunk Hunter from a messenger.
  3. Go to the Cathedral Ward and leave via the left-hand exit to enter the square.
  4. Go to the right-hand end of the square (where the Hunter Set/Top Hat are located) and the Lesser Amygdala will grab you. This will take you to the new area: The Hunter’s Nightmare
  5. Lighting the lamp in the new area will allow you to travel to and from the area via the Hunter's Nightmare Awakening Headstone in the Hunter’s Dream . It can be found by the Insight Shop, where the Doll will sometimes kneel and pray.



The Old Hunters DLC News

Expansion Developer Interview! 10 New weapons confirmed!
Read our Hands-On impressions on This article



The Old Hunters Q & A

Q&A regarding the Bloodborne The Old Hunters DLC

Q: What kind of content is included with the Bloodborne The Old Hunters expansion?
A: The Old Hunters expansion depicts a nightmare world where the old hunters are captured. It includes new areas, weapons, mysteries, items, and costumes.

Q: Can you play the Bloodborne The Old Hunters expansion without having the original Bloodborne game?
A: No. You will not be able to play without the original Bloodborne game.

Q: Can users who have installed the expansion interact online with other players who have not?
A: Just as it is now, all players will be able to interact online in the areas from the original game. Online interaction in the expansion's additional areas will only be possible among players who have the expansion installed.

Q: How do you access the Bloodborne The Old Hunters expansion?
A: Once you have defeated Vicar Amelia and turn the world state to night, the item " Eye of a Blood-drunk Hunter" appears in the Hunter's Dream. Once you have acquired this item, you will be able to access the newly added areas in the expansion by being grabbed by a lesser amygdala just outside Oedon's Chapel ( Cathedral Ward)

Q:Can you use the save data from a cleared game of Bloodborne?
A: Yes. Also, if you are replaying the game and progress to a certain point, you will be able to access the newly added areas in the expansion once you acquire the Eye of a Blood-drunk Hunter.

Q: Will there be trophies added in the Bloodborne The Old Hunters expansion?
A:Yes, trophies will be added.

Q: Will you not be able to complete the story if you do not play the added content from the Bloodborne The Old Hunters expansion?
A. You can still get to the ending(s) without playing the new content in the expansion.


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    • Anonymous

      31 Jan 2019 17:20  

      I am playing with a physical copy of the base game, can i buy just the DLC from the store? I dont have to buy a digital copy of the game, do i?

      • Anonymous

        19 Oct 2018 22:46  

        I've defeated Gerhman but now I cannot reach the cathedral anymore. Do I have to play the game again untill I reach the cathedral to play the old hunters DLC or is there another way?

        • Anonymous

          18 Jul 2018 07:26  

          Is there any active forums where I can find someone to play this game with on the ps4? I'm at the final boss fight with gerhman and I want to join someone else's world to get the scythe before I start in on the old hunters dlc. If anyone is interested in helping me my psn is Dexsinn

          • Anonymous

            19 May 2018 16:32  

            the old hunters are insane. basical offline pvp all over the shop. What were they thinking? Who in the right mind fights those dudes instead of running away from them?

            • Anonymous

              20 Feb 2018 17:28  

              I have completed the game in a normal disc and i am going to buy a game of the year edition..will the game comes from start or it will continue me to the old hunter dlc

              • Anonymous

                08 Feb 2018 23:43  

                If you beat the last boss of the DLC does it go to new game + or can you carry on with you're game? Can't find an answer to this anywhere

                • Anonymous

                  28 Dec 2017 12:53  

                  Hi, I have the original bloodborne disk (CUSA 00207 - Region Europe). If I buy the GOTY edition how can I replace my original save game in the GOTY edition?
                  I already finished the game and now playing NG+.

                  • Anonymous

                    06 Dec 2017 09:33  

                    I have the goty edition and I didnt really pay attention how to enter the dlc so i skipped it. I have the eye in my inventory but I have already killed Amygdala who should grab you and take you to the dlc. Can I get to the dlc somehow?

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Jun 2017 01:59  

                      I just beat the game. Just beginning NG+. If I go and reach the point to find the old hunters. Will the DLC be more challenging since I'm on NG+ on the original bloodborne game?

                      • Anonymous

                        02 May 2017 06:16  

                        How does one get around the problem of the disc and dlc having different regions? I dont want to have start from scratch rebuying the game and making a new character.

                        • The Old Hunters [Bloodborne Wiki]16 Apr 2017 09:19  

                          make sure you have the dlc properly installed. if need be restart the app and/or uninstall/reinstall. some users had this issue when it was first released

                          • Anonymous

                            16 Apr 2017 09:01  

                            This DLC is already irritating me. Not because of the difficulty, but because I can't seem to find the item I need to get in the Hunter's Dream in order to even access the DLC in the first place. I killed Vicar Amelia and I interacted with the skull right after doing so. I go back to the Hunter's Dream and the item isn't anywhere to be found. I've read it supposed to be right next to the doll, but it's not there. I've tried looking around the dream itself and again, it's nowhere to be found. Is there something I'm missing or is the game just being stupid and deciding to keep the item from me for no apparent reason? I seriously would appreciate the assistance.

                            • Anonymous

                              22 Feb 2017 00:33  

                              Hey guys, I was wondering. Can you re-do the DLC just like you can re do the game? Like, I NG+ for the DLC?

                              • 10 Feb 2017 10:04  

                                Hi all,
                                My question is:
                                I have played the GOTY edition, but I don't have it anymore. If I get the normal one that does not have DLC included - will I be able to use my old save data?
                                Thank you!

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