Bloodborne Has a Cool Secret Feature That Can Actually Save Your Life In Game

Bloodborne gives the players the ability to rate the messages left behind by other players online in the game, but there is actually a hidden secret to these messages that you probably haven’t heard about yet.

As discovered by reddit userΒ yumepenguin, rating a message left behind by the player actually gives the player a nice dose of health boost in his game, provided he is playing the game online at that time.

So there I am, fighting a boss. I’m out of vials of blood, one hit from death. The beast is low and I know I only need a couple of combos to win.

The beast raises a claw, leaps in, and just before he lands a blow a message appears on the screen, “Someone rated your message as fine”, I get a full heal, and proceed to kill the beast!

Rate those messages people, you never know when it may save a life!

So it seems like rating a message is not a useless feature at all, and it is certainly not about the points. It is a nice secret feature that can make the game much more fun, and it also encourages the players to leave more helpful messages in the game.



Rating can actually save the life of another fellow Bloodborne hunter, unless he is a troll and created a message for the purpose of trolling others, in that case, we can punish him by rating it down and perhaps he actually gets hurt by each negative rating.

Let us know what you think about this news in the comments below.

  • Mike Ford

    All if the soul games have that

  • thegodemperor

    You realize this isn’t new right? Was in Demon’s Souls and Dark souls 2 and I believe even Dark Souls 1 gave you such.

  • ansiou

    If you took the time to even glance at the manual all of these “secrets” would be quite clear, but why do that when you can just quote your friends on reddit and call it an article?

    • Rainbow

      Like seriously guys are you hating around at the person that decided to share this. Well πŸ™‚ I didn’t know it because i havent played Dark Souls.. guess what I don’t intend to either. So Doh! stop hating the guy for sharing what he found out. Also this post is not like his phd work or something so yea he does NOT NEED to research anything because anyone is free to share their thoughts on the internet. This is what it’s for. Now πŸ™‚ good night and sweet dreams, haters.

  • γƒžγƒͺγ‚ͺ

    That is definitely a cool feature. I am going to rate every message now.

  • ImOnaDrugCalledSheen

    I’ve had it happen quite a few time so far, really neat feature that only adds to an already incredible game.

  • MattS71

    that is cool; didn’t realize

  • Muush

    not a secret at all, numbnuts

    • Devante

      Wow was that necessary?

      • Jason Mounce

        I know right, such harsh language….numbnuts…

        You should totally shame him for it.

    • Hans Wurst

      I just downrated your message. Hope it drains you health.

  • Jason Mounce

    …..Demon’s Souls did this…

    This is not new….at all, in the slightest….. having your comments rated ‘Fine’ in Bloodborne is the exact same thing Demon’s Souls had – I cannot remember if Dark Souls had it since I didn’t play Dark Souls 1 and 2 as much as I did Demon’s Souls.

    And at that, this is DEFINITELY not a ‘Secret’ in ANY sense of the word, it bluntly bloody tells you on the screen YOUR COMMENT WAS RATED FINE. HOW IS THIS A SECRET?! It’s a god damn blunt game feature! rofl

    • phaymousb

      calm down Jason, this is a lot of people’s first “souls” like game and not a lot of people knew about this.

      • Jason Mounce

        A gamer or player not knowing this is one thing.

        A person writing articles on a gaming website on the other hand…..A bit different there. One would hope that the one writing articles would do ‘Some’, or even 5 minutes of research before writing the article. Like, maybe using Google.

        • γƒžγƒͺγ‚ͺ

          Dude it’s not that serious. I wouldn’t know about this since I didn’t play Demon Souls and in 2015 I’m not googling or clicking on anything Demon Souls. Put all the focus on Bloodborne is the best way to drive traffic.

          • Jason Mounce

            That’s my point, it’s not serious – nor is it a secret. I’m just stating the truth :l

            In one hand, I stated a fact and simply made it clear “It’s not a secret”, this is reality and cannot be disputed.

            On my other hand and separately, I include that I believe journalists who report on articles relating to the industry SHOULD have better knowledge of the subject that they’re reporting on. This is my opinion, but one that I feel should be taken into account.

            That’s all my posts represent in summary.

        • phaymousb

          Still calm down. It’s just a video game

          • Jason Mounce

            Still, calm down. This is just a comment on the internet.

          • phaymousb

            still calm down, it’s just the internet

          • Jason Mounce

            Internet taught me to never be calm on the internet.

            Checkmate Atheists.

          • phaymousb

            That works,

          • Jason Mounce

            Is your refrigerator running?

          • phaymousb

            Yes it is. is your’s?

          • Jason Mounce

            Well you better go catch it!

            Mine is stationary and plugged in.

          • phaymousb

            oh wow mine grew legs so i had to chase it down and cut the legs off.

    • DLConspiracy//

      I didn’t know it but I want you to know that am really proud you knew this. It puts you on a pedestal in my mind. You are like a hero to me and many other people right now. Thank You Jason. The world can keep spinning. :p

      • Jason Mounce

        Your sarcasm puts you on your own marble pedestal. People can revere you now

        My ‘character’ is always that of a passive-aggressive type of person, but thanks for noticing πŸ˜›

        • DLConspiracy//

          Marble? That sounds nice. You give me too much credit. Thank you again. πŸ™‚

          • Jason Mounce

            I’d stick with mine, it’s made of DIAMONDS.

            Look at me, now look at your hands and NOW BACK TO ME. I’m on a horse.

  • roflquest

    Didn’t Demon Souls have something like this going on? I remember receiving sudden health boosts that I figured out had to do with message up-voting.

    • ariessiren

      Yeah demons souls had it also. Great little feature

      • Weltenfeind

        Not just Demon’s Souls. I don’t recall if Dark Souls 1 had it, but DkS2 certainly did. So it’s hardly a “hidden” feature at this point. :p

  • roflquest

    Didn’t Demon Souls have something like this going on? I remember receiving sudden health boosts that I figured out had to do with message up-voting.