After 7 months of downtime, Dark Souls 3 servers are back up
In February, we reported Dark Souls 3’s servers shut down after a dangerous hack – Remote Code Execution – rendered affected PCs inoperable. The attackers “execute arbitrary code on a remote device, meaning they can take control of the player’s PC.” But fortunately, seven months later, the servers are back up and running.
The official Dark Souls Twitter account initially confirmed the servers will remain offline following the release of Elden Ring. However, the period of widespread outage that followed could not be foreseen. The RCE hack affected all three Dark Souls games. And now that the multiplayer modes of the third entry are available again, it is hoped that other games in the franchise will also appear.
Dark Souls iii https://t.co/mPmnBK9Wbd
– FROMSOFT SOFTWARE PLAYERS SUPPORT (@fromsoftware_sp) August 25, 2022
A translated tweet from Software Support (see above) reads as follows:
“We have completed the vulnerability investigation and countermeasures for the PC version of “DARK SOULS III”, so we restored the game servers and resumed online services. from today. We apologize to all users and thank you for waiting for the recovery process.”
In addition, we are also working on the PC version of “DARK SOULS Ⅱ” and the PC version of “DARK SOULS REMASTERED” and we will notify you as soon as they are restored. We apologize for the inconvenience and inconvenience to all users, but we appreciate your understanding and cooperation. “