Following the discovery of a “serious exploit”, the PC pvp servers for Dark Souls: Remastered, Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 3 have been temporarily deactivated while Bandai Namco is working on a fix.
On Reddit, users like TripleBrownMeow shared a Discord post in the Elden Ring Subreddit stating that a Remote Code Execution (RCE) exploit had been discovered that allowed hackers to “run arbitrary code on your computer without permission”.
This RCE exploit can allow these hackers to “build your computer”, “steal your logins and banking information stored on your computer”, “run malicious malware such as bitcoin miners”, and more.
It was also said that this issue could cause similar issues in FromSoftware’s next game, Elden Ring.
Bandai Namco thanked the posters on Reddit, saying the “topic was referred to relevant internal teams earlier today.” It also followed with a Tweet confirm that an investigation is underway.
“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,” Dark Souls’ Twitter account wrote. “Servers for Dark Souls: PtDE will be added soon. We apologize for this inconvenience. This downtime will not affect PvP servers for Xbox or PlayStation consoles.”
Fortunately, this issue was discovered before Elden Ring was officially released on February 25, 2022. To learn more about FromSoftware’s latest adventure, check out our hands-on preview and details about the game’s multiplayer.
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