Dark Souls PC PvP Server Takes Down for Possible Security Vulnerability Investigation
PC PvP server for Dark souls Game was suspended throughout the day until Bandai Namco and FromSoftware were able to troubleshoot the security hole in the game. Player request security holes can lead to remote code execution. The PC server has been down as of 5:21 a.m. CT, but the console is unaffected.
The official account has shared plans to shut down servers for the time being, acknowledging that the matter needs to be investigated. The announcement did not give an estimated time frame for the servers to come back online.
Games affected by this outage include Dark Souls: Remastered, Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3, and Dark Souls version is about to die. Servers for the console versions of these games are completely unaffected and will remain active until further notice.
The issue was first brought up on Bandai Namco by players on Dark Souls 3 forums and social networks. The player believes that the problem can cause serious harm to the computer due to remote code execution. However, thankfully for players, mining was not common knowledge before the servers were shut down.
While fans try to use the hugely popular Blue Sentinel mod for Dark Souls 3 to fix the problem, not to Bandai Namco’s attention, a more permanent fix may be in the works.
Not sure how long it will take until Dark souls servers are up and running again, but official social media channels should let fans know when the vulnerabilities are patched.
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