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Dark Souls 3 PC Servers Are Back Online

by Abdul Wassay
Dark Souls 3 PC Servers

FromSoftware has recently confirmed that the Dark Souls 3 PC servers have been returned online. Back in January, the PC servers for all Dark Souls games were shut down due to security issues and remained down for months. In July, after 183 days, there were hints that Dark Souls 3 might be back online soon but still no fix. Now, after more than 200 days, the PC servers for Dark Souls 3 are back up and running.

After seven months of them being down for everyone, the PC servers for Dark Souls 3 are back up, reviving the game’s online features that have been dormant since January when a serious security flaw was discovered in the game’s code. Today’s announcement was made on the official Dark Souls Twitter account, along with a message stating that FromSoftware is currently working on restoring online features for Dark Souls 1 and 2 as well.

The whole reason the servers were shut down in the first place was due to a horrible security flaw. Posted by a Souls fan named SkeleMann, the exploit allowed attackers to gain access to players’ computers and do things like steal credentials, run programs, or just completely brick people’s machines. Before there were any reported cases of malicious use, thankfully, the servers were shut down. While there were no documented cases of malicious use, a lot of people still play the Dark Souls games every day, so you can imagine how big of a deal this was.

Thankfully this latest news means that Dark Souls 3 players can once again enjoy all of the features that the online mode had to offer, such as invasions, summoning, or writing messages for other players to see. In the same tweet announcing the revival of the online mode for Dark Souls 3, FromSoftware stated that Dark Souls 1 and 2 will follow shortly. Hopefully, this will be quick.

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