in February, we informed Dark Souls 3’s server shutdown after a dangerous hack – remote code execution – rendered the affected PC inoperable. The attackers “executed arbitrary code on a remote device, meaning they could control a player’s PC.” But thankfully the servers are back online after seven months.
The official Dark Souls Twitter account initially confirmed that the servers would still be offline after the release of Elden Ring. However, the widespread inactivity period that was to come could not have been predicted. The RCE hack affected all three Dark Souls games. And now that the third entry’s multiplayer mode is available again, expect other games in the franchise to see the light of day.
PC版『Dark Souls III I https://t.co/mPmnBK9Wbd
– from Software Player Support (@fromsoftware_sp) 25 August 2022
The translated tweet (see above) from Software Support read:
“We have completed security vulnerability investigations and countermeasures for the PC version of “Dark Souls III”, so we have restored the game servers and resumed online services starting today. We apologize to all users And thanks for waiting for the resumption.
In addition, we are also working on the PC version of “Dark Souls” 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 caused to all users, but we appreciate your understanding and cooperation.”