FromSoftware developers are “actively” working to fix Dark Souls Trilogy’s PC servers after a major exploit brought them down in January.
As PC Gamer reports, reddit user Relevant-Heart-1751 received an email from publisher Bandai Namco stating that 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 – which were shut down after an exploit allowed other players to use the user’s PC to take over – ever switched off would be switched on again.
“I am pleased to confirm that the developers are actively working to resolve the issue in question and restart the Dark Souls servers for PC as soon as possible,” the email reads.
However, there was no indication as to when the servers, which have been offline for three and a half months, will be restored.
Bandai Namco said at the time, “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 online service issue.”
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Since this issue appeared just a month before FromSoftware released Elden Ring, fans who were looking forward to the game were concerned that it would affect its multiplayer components. Fortunately, however, Elden Ring was able to launch without major problems and became an incredible success.
However, it had to deal with some hacking issues after an infamous Dark Souls hacker appeared in Elden Ring and forced illegal items into players’ inventories, resulting in them being banned. Even stranger, the game’s secret underwear was also used by trolls to ban other players.
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