Dark Souls 3 may not be as popular as its two predecessors or subsequent GOTY spinoffs. Still, it showcases the same level of epic storytelling and mechanical depth and polish that FromSoftware is known for. Unfortunately, a dangerous exploit is on the way, causing players to completely lose control of their PCs. As of now, Dark Souls 3 servers are offline as the development team works to maintain the security of the multiplayer game.
The PvP servers for Dark Souls 3, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls: Remastered have been temporarily shut down while the team investigates recent reports of issues with the online service.
Dark Souls server: PtDE will be added soon.
We apologize for the inconvenience caused.
— Dark Souls (@DarkSoulsGame) January 23, 2022
according to NME, yesterday (January 23), the official Dark Souls Twitter account posted an announcement (see above) detailing the disturbing situation and what is being done to quell the problem. The tweet reads as follows:
“The PvP servers for Dark Souls 3, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls: Remastered have been temporarily disabled while the team investigates recent reports of issues with the online service. Dark Souls: PtDE’s servers will be joining them soon. We apologize for the inconvenience. “
A follow-up tweet mentions that PvP console servers don’t have this issue at all, so Xbox and PlayStation owners don’t need to worry and aren’t shutting down. NME Will go on to explain that the exploit, also known as a remote code execution (RCE) hack, allows an attacker to “execute arbitrary code on a remote device, which means they can take control of a player’s PC.” Only a small percentage of players seem to know how With this hack, the probability of being affected is relatively low. However, PC players are still at risk every time they use Dark Souls 3’s multiplayer component, so the decision to deactivate PvP seems appropriate.
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