Dark Souls: ‘Active Work’ Being Done to Fix PC Server Issues


The developers at FromSoftware are “busily working” to fix the Dark Souls Trilogy PC servers after a serious exploit took 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 – disabled after an exploit allowed other players to take control of the User’s PC – would one day be turned back on.

“I am happy to confirm that the developers are actively working to resolve the issue in question and relaunch the Dark Souls servers for PC as soon as possible,” the email reads.

He, however, gave no indication of when the servers would be restored, which have already been offline for three and a half months.

Bandai Namco said at the time, “The PvP servers for Dark Souls 3, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls: Remastered have been temporarily disabled to allow the team to investigate recent reports of an issue with online services.”

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As this issue arose just a month before FromSoftware’s release of Elden Ring, fans who had been eagerly awaiting the game feared that it would affect its multiplayer components. Fortunately, however, Elden Ring was able to launch without major issues and became an incredible success.

It did, however, face some hacking issues, 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 used by trolls to get other players banned.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer who sometimes remembers tweeting @thelastdinsdale. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day.

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