New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 25, 2021) follows:

If you watch anime, chances are pretty high you have heard of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. The story follows the journey of Hinokami Tanjiro, who faces demons so he can save his beloved sister Nezuko who has turned into a demon back to human.

Released on October 15 this year, it is developed by CyberConnect 2 and published by Aniplex in Japan with Sega owning the worldwide rights. The game features a campaign mode in addition to a versus mode where players can choose from a roster of 18 characters.


While the game has had smooth sailing since its launch, a handful of issues such as the bug where players couldn’t play online for a brief period of time did pop up.

Now, it looks like another glitch is affecting Demon Slayer players. Many say that the game is freezing for them whenever they use Hinokami Tanjiros ultimate.

This is a serious issue since those who use him in ranked games say they get disconnected and quite often banned. Many say that the game freezes during the animation cast, indicating that it is an issue on the developer’s end. You can see for yourself in the video below.

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I haven’t quit a single game. All of my disconnects are from Hinokami tanjiros ultimate freezing the game, and now I’m banned for a day AND have 3 added disconnects?? Fix your game. I was ok with the dumb ones before, but now after 3 in a row and a 24 hour ban I’ve had enough

I’ve been playing Hinokami Tanjiro in ranked from day 1 of release and have racked up 11 disconnects and 2 bans. No I haven’t been closing the game in rage but all 11 dcs have been from the game freezing during HT ultimate LMAO. I’ve stopped playing ranked until they bring out the first patch

Fortunately, it looks like the developers are aware of the issue and said they are working on a fix. However, they did not share any ETA on when the fix will go live.

Hello, we’re working on a fix!

We hope the developers find out the root cause of the bug that causes Hinokami Tanjiros ultimate to freeze the game since it is affecting ranked gameplay.

If and when they do, we will make sure to update this space to reflect the same so make sure to keep an eye out for more information.

Update 1 (November 27)

05:02 pm (IST): The issue should now be fixed via the latest update according to the game’s social media team on Twitter.

We believe the latest update that just dropped fixed the issue. Please let us know if you still encounter it. (Source)

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My fascination with technology and computers goes back to the days of Windows XP. Since then, I have been tinkering with OS, mobile phones, and other things. When I am not working on anything, you will find me enjoying video games on some Discord server.

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