Players waiting to get into the Dark Souls II beta were immediately met with a crushing defeat this morning, as they were left waiting even longer for their masochistic romp through the new title.
Citing network issues that left players unable to log into the beta’s network test servers, Namco Bandai America announced that they would have to reschedule the test for North and South American players.
“We thoroughly apologize for all of the confusion and issues. We will be rescheduling the Network Test for another date,” the company tweeted. “We know this is quite disheartening and we thank everyone for their enthusiasm.”
The news came days after the company opened up the beta to over 30,000 new users over the weekend. Previously, only 5,000 users were signed up for the beta in prior tests, meaning the massive influx of newcomers trying to sign in at once might have caused the delay.
Those that were given passes into the beta will be able to participate in the next one without having to download a new client. A patch will, however, be required to participate.