We all know that Dark Souls is a game in which you die a lot, but one enterprising tweeter has sifted through the data to produce an oddly beautiful map showcasing the areas where people kick the bucket most frequently.
Twitter user DriftItem created the captivating map to mark the location of Bloodstains (which designate player deaths) and Messages across the Dark Souls world on PC.
— DriftItem (@DriftItem) March 4, 2018
While the fact there’s a lot of lit up areas is no surprise, it’s fascinating to see which sites proved most deadly to players. Unsurprisingly, the bridge with the Hellkite Dragon on it boasts a lot of deaths, as does the Kiln of the First Flame where you battle Gwyn.
In a later tweet, DriftItem explained how he managed to capture the data seen.
I'm collecting the data with a custom game client I wrote. Data preservation is one of my goals. DS1 multiplayer data isn't stored on a central server but traded between clients. Once the DS1 remaster comes out and player number go down, a lot of data would get lost for ever.
— DriftItem (@DriftItem) March 5, 2018
Dark Souls Remastered is bringing this acclaimed action epic to Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch on the 25th of May. That means you’ve got two-and-a-bit months to study this visual aid – it might just help you survive Lordran that little bit longer.