Dark Souls Online PC Servers Will Be Back Soon
Dark Souls devs decided to temporarily deactivate the PvP servers for the PC versions just this January. FromSoftware wanted to investigate and act on multiple reports regarding a potentially serious security issue. Publisher Bandai Namco announced that the servers will remain offline until “necessary security measures” are in place.
It has been over four months since the deactivation. Now, devs have revealed to the Dark Souls community that they are working on bringing the servers back online. Unfortunately, they did not provide a time frame on when this was going to happen.
“We are currently in the process of restoring the online servers for the Dark Souls series on PC,” the studio confirmed. “We plan to restore online service for each game progressively.”
The servers will be back online once devs are able to “complete the necessary work to correct the problem.” The good news is that devs will continue to “provide additional updates as soon as the restoration schedule is finalized.” “We want to thank all our players for your patience and understanding as we work to fix this issue,” they added.
Devs turned off the online servers following the discovery of a severe remote code execution vulnerability. This issue apparently allowed abusers to hack and take control of the PCs of other players. A fan disclosed the details of this exploit in March.
According to the disclosed information, the vulnerability was in Dark Souls 1, Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3, and Dark Souls Remastered. Multiple reports claimed that the issue was also “very likely” be in Demon’s Souls as well. Sekiro may also have the problem with allegedly no way on how to trigger it.
The fan who discovered the exploit told the gaming community that the problem has been “completely fixed” in Elden Ring.
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