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Demon’s Souls PS5 has a new duplication glitch

Here's how to duplicate any item in Demon's Souls' PS5 remake so you're always stocked up on the essentials.

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News that Bluepoint’s remake of Demon’s Souls wouldn’t feature the original game’s infamous Blacksmith Boldwin duplication glitch didn’t come as too great a surprise. That said, Souls fans are an inventive bunch, and it certainly didn’t take them long to find both a new infinite souls glitch and a way to duplicate any item with relative ease.

Much like the infinite souls glitch, there’s a little bit more faff involved this time around, but it still practically removes the need to grind for souls, grass, spice, or – most importantly – rare late-game materials.

In order to perform the new duplication glitch, you’ll need a friend (a what now?) and a way to back up your save data. This is most easily done by uploading your save data to the PlayStation Plus cloud service.

Make sure that your save is nice and safe, boot up the game, and have a friend join your world via the password system. Now go into your inventory and start dropping whatever items you wish to duplicate. These can be weapons, grass, spice, whatever. Your friend should then pick them up and keep a hold of them.

Once that’s done, close the game, redownload your original save file, and voila! All of your dropped items are back in your inventory as if nothing had happened. Your friend should still have every item that they picked up, so be sure to split them between the two of you to keep things nice and fair.

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And that’s how you duplicate items in the remake of Demon’s Souls. Pretty simple, huh? This doesn’t seem like the sort of thing that Bluepoint will be able to patch out easily, but you never know. As is, this glitch doesn’t remove the challenge entirely from Demon’s Souls – you still have to find/earn the items in the first place before you can duplicate them – but it’ll surely come in handy when that late-game material grind rears its ugly head.

As with any glitch, meddle at your own risk, especially as it will naturally influence the difficulty and gameplay experience. And if you want to unlock Demon’s Souls’ best weapon for yourself without any shenanigans, we’ve got you covered. The same goes for the remake’s best soul farming spots and Pure Bladestone farming spots. Oh, and we’ve also got a guide on how to kill every Demon’s Souls boss in one hit if you’re looking for even more chaos.