Bloodborne Patch 1.09 Is Live, Adds The Ability To Purchase Blood Rocks And Blood Chunks

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has released a brand new update for Bloodborne on the PS4. This new update is now live and should be downloadable on the PS4.

Sony Computer Entertainment Japan has also released the changelog detailing the new addition to this patch. You can read it below.

Major content for update 1.09:

Changes to weapons

The strength and stamina cost for several weapons has been adjusted.

Changes to Insight Shop

・In order to trade for the Blood stone Chuck, the necessary amount of Insight has been changed from 30 to 20.

・Trading for the Blood Rock is now possible. 60 pieces of Insight are required.

※ A certain portion of the main game must been cleared in order to access the above.

Several other fixes and adjustments have been made.

These new changes are a welcome addition to the game considering how they are necessary for weapon updates.


Bloodborne recently received a brand new story DLC called The Old Hunters. This DLC was released along with a major content update adding “The League” to the game, which allowed users to summon fellow hunters.

Bloodborne was released earlier this year exclusively on the PS4. It is developed by From Software in collaboration with Sony Computer Entertainment Japan.

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

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  • The bloodrock purchase is not really needed. 2 rocks per playthrough can be had in the main game+DLC and there are 3 more in the chalice dungeons plus a possible fourth if you are lucky. So you can get 5-6 rocks before NG+. All you need is actually do the Chalice dungeons which, by the way, are the TRUE Bloodborne challenge. If you didn’t survive/complete a Depth 5 Cursed+Fetid+Rotted dungeon then… you didn’t really play Bloodborne :). Seriously, the toughest main game bosses are ‘not much’ when compared to what awaits for you in the dungeons.

    So… you get the rocks if you do the dungeons. If you don’t do the dungeons then… what do you need the rocks for?

    • Mannik

      It’s just a weird crafting bottleneck after coming off Dark Souls. With proper farming, in two at least, you could max out as many weapons as you wanted. Plus-9 is fine enough NG, of course, but it irks me a bit not having everything up to +10.