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

      I have just beaten Gehrman with only the moon presence left but the messengers aren’t appearing with the item, what can I do to make them appear?

      • Anonymous

        first NG cycle i killed amelia, touched the skull, and picked up this item. however, i killed gehrman and was thrown into NG+, and i just now killed amelia again and touched the skull but the item is not in the dream.

        • Anonymous

          I am at cainhurst, already interacted with skull. I have NOT bought dlc yet. If I buy it now, can I download install play it on this playthrough or do I need to start over?

          • Anonymous

            I have beaten Vicar Amelia and touched the skull quite some time ago, but the messenger with the blood drunk hunter thing never shows up? The only boss I have left is Gehrman. Have I done something wrong?

            • Anonymous

              I just defeated father gascoigne but I don’t have the dlc. If I buy it now will I be able to play the dlc or do I need to start a new game?

              • Anonymous

                ***** me I finished the game without knowing the dlc's entrance now I just started ng+ and have to fight ludwig and friends on ng+ What's the recommended level to go to dlc area on ng+?

                • Anonymous

                  Wish there were some maps for dlc. That would be nice. I just wanna get in and out bc im getting wrecked by some hunters. I'm like lvl65. Do i just suck or what? I breezed through from bloodstarved beast until now. Anyone knows of site with a maps please let me know.

                  • Anonymous

                    I bought the GOTY version, beat Vicar Amelia, turned it to night, but no item appeared. I reinstalled and reupdated the game, it still won't show up. I'm already to the Nightmare Frontier now. What do I do?

                    • Anonymous

                      So i just bought the dlc from the playstation store for bloodborne i downloaded it while the game itself was downloading i followed all the steps went to hunters dream and didnt get the eye of a blood drunk hunter what did i do wrong? Does the region have to be japan? i live in canada so i dont know what to do

                      • Anonymous

                        Hello guys! I am new to the Bloodborne world so i need some help advices. I am just about to fight Gehrman and the Moon Presence so here is my question: Can i start the DLC areas after i complete the original game final bosses but not as a NG+, or i must start the DLC areas before i complete the original game bosses? I mean first things first right..i am not sure if i must complete all the dlc areas and bosses before i fight Gehrman...

                        • Anonymous

                          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

                            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

                              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

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