Dark Souls III online servers finally relaunched, seven months later

Dark Souls III

It seems Elden Ring’s predecessor hasn’t been forgotten – after many months, Bandai Namco has finally relaunched the Dark Souls III multiplayer servers.

The game’s online multiplayer was quicky pulled after a deadly RCE (remote code execution) vulnerability was found back in January, allowing bad actors to get very high level access to an end user’s computer. This would allow them to pull your login credentials, run foreign code, and even brick your computer.

Thankfully no documented cases of the aforementioned exploit being actually utilized were found prior to the servers being pulled. At the time, Bandai Namco said they would keep the servers offline until after Elden Ring launched, and oh boy did it have a big launch.

While the third game’s online multiplayer has been finally reignited for PC users, Bandai Namco noted they’re “working to restore these features for all other Dark Souls titles” and will give updates for them when they arrive.

Thus, Dark Souls, its remaster release, and Dark Souls II remain offline, for now.

Dark Souls III has been available for Windows PC (via Steam), Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. In case you missed it, you can find our review for Dark Souls III here (we highly recommend the game).

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