FromSoftware has announced that Dark Souls 3’s PC servers are back online after a serious exploit brought them down in January.
Dark Souls’ official Twitter account posted the update (below), confirming that Dark Souls 3 can be played as intended again for the first time in over seven months, and that the development team is also working to restore these features to previous games Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2.
“Online features for the PC version of Dark Souls 3 have been reactivated,” the tweet said. “We are working to restore these features for all other Dark Souls titles and will inform you when they are back in service. Thank you once more for your patience and support.”
Online features for the PC version of Dark Souls III have been reactivated.
We are working to restore these features for all other #DarkSouls titles and will inform you when they are back in service.
Thank you once more for your patience and support. pic.twitter.com/XHiCZDEANC
— Dark Souls (@DarkSoulsGame) August 25, 2022
The servers were first taken down after an exploit was discovered that allowed other players to take over the user’s PC, and FromSoftware has been releasing incremental updates ever since as it worked to bring back its games’ online features.
As this issue arose just a month before the developer 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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