‘Dark Souls’ players organise “Return to Lordran” event to boost activity

The annual event attempts to recreate the feeling of when the game released

Despite being just over a decade old, fans of the original Dark Souls are organising an event to boost the game’s online activity.

Called “Return to Lordran”, the event was posted to the r/darksouls subreddit, where helpful links to communities for the game and details of exactly what the event aims to achieve are listed.

“Return to Lordran is an annual event held to boost online activity in Dark Souls, to try and best recreate the feeling of when the game first released!” says the post. The event will run from October 24 to November 7.


Dark Souls Remastered
Dark Souls Remastered. Credit: FromSoftware

The idea is that a mass influx of players create a new character and start the game from the beginning, and engage in as much online activity, like invasions and summons, as they can. This also includes rating and leaving messages for other players, being both summoned and summoning, and as the post calls them, “fight clubs”.

Comments on the post show that plenty of fans are interested, sharing their platform of choice and memories of the game. The “Return to Lordran” event started as “Global Restart Day” in 2016, and it’s been going strong ever since. So much so that a fan made trailer was published in 2016 to commemorate the event, which can be watched below.

In other FromSoftware title news, the highly anticipated Elden Ring has officially been delayed until February 25, 2022. A closed test for the game will be running for players in November though.


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