From Software removed the PvP servers in total dark souls series games after the discovery of a major security vulnerability. The PvP servers on the PC versions of Dark Souls: Remastered, dark souls 2, Dark Souls 3and Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition are low in the near future. This will not affect the PlayStation or Xbox console servers.
why do the dark souls PvP servers down?
Earlier last week, fans of the dark souls modding community discovered an exploit that allowed hackers to control another player’s computer via PvP. The exploit is said to be easier to execute than previous hacks and even gives hackers access to the entire computer outside the dark souls application. The white hat hacker who discovered the exploit later contacted From Software to report the bug. However, the company has not responded for more than a month.
The hacker then contacted the developers of the popular Blue Sentinel anti-cheat tool for: Dark Souls 3 to create a patch for the game. After that, the hacker decided to demonstrate the exploit live to raise awareness of the issue. From then on, players became increasingly concerned about the danger of the new exploit and its potential effects on upcoming games such as Elden Ringwhich allegedly uses the same network code as DS3.
This prompted From Software to remove the servers and issue a statement on Twitter:
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 issue with online services.
Servers for Dark Souls: PtDE will be joining them soon.
We apologize for this inconvenience.
— Dark Souls (@DarkSoulsGame) January 23, 2022
In other news, Ubisoft recently ended post-launch support for: Watch Dogs: Legion. Guerilla Games also revealed that Horizon: Forbidden West will have a single ending that is “very strong and impactful”.