FromSoftware’s developers are “actively working” to fix the Dark Souls trilogy’s PC servers after a serious exploit brought them down in January.
As reported by PC Gamer, reddit user Relevant-Heart-1751 received an email from publisher Bandai Namco saying the servers would be brought back online “as soon as possible”.
The user had contacted Bandai Namco to ask if the servers for Dark Souls (Prepare to Die Edition and Remastered), Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls 3 – turned off after an exploit allowed other players to take over the user’s PC – would ever be turned back on.
“I’m happy to confirm that the developers are actively working on resolving the issue in question and re-launching the Dark Souls servers for PC as soon as possible,” the email read.
It didn’t give any indication of when the servers would be restored, however, which have already been offline for three and a half months.
Bandai Namco said at the time: “PvP servers for Dark Souls 3, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls: Remastered have been temporarily deactivated to allow the team to investigate recent reports of an issue with online services.”
As this issue arose just a month before FromSoftware released Elden Ring, fans looking forward to the game were worried it would affect its multiplayer components. Thankfully, however, Elden Ring was able to launch without major issues and became an incredible success.
It did have to deal with a few hacking issues though, after an infamous Dark Souls hacker appeared in Elden Ring and forced illegal items into players’ inventories, causing them to be banned. Even weirder, the game’s secret underwear was also being used by trolls to get other players banned.
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