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Dark Souls 3 PC Servers Back Online After 8 Months, Dark Souls 1 and 2 to Follow

FromSoftware has announced that Dark Souls 3’s PC servers are back online after being brought down by a critical exploit in January.

The official Dark Souls Twitter account posted an update (below), confirming that Dark Souls 3 is playable again as intended for the first time in over seven months, and for the development team to restore these features to their previous game Dark Souls. We have confirmed that we are working on and Dark Souls 2.

“Online functionality has resumed for the PC version of Dark Souls 3,” the tweet said. “We are working to restore these features for all other Dark Souls titles and will let you know when the service resumes. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.”

The servers were first taken down after an exploit was discovered that allowed other players to take over a user’s PC. FromSoftware has been releasing gradual updates since working to bring back the game’s online functionality.

The issue came just a month before the developers released Elden Ring, and fans who were looking forward to the game were worried that it would affect the multiplayer component. Thankfully, Elden Ring launched without major hiccups and was an incredible success.

However, after the notorious Dark Souls hackers showed up at the Elden Ring and shoved illegal items into players’ inventories and got banned, some hacking issues had to be dealt with. ‘s secret underwear was also used to ban other players for trolling.

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Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He talks about witchers all day long.

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