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Dark Souls Series PvP Servers Are Down on PC Following the Discovery of a 'Serious Exploit'

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 as Bandai Namco works on a solution.

On Reddit, users like TripleBrownMeow shared a Discord message in the Elden Ring Subreddit saying that a RCE (Remote Code Execution) exploit was discovered that could let hackers "run arbitrary code on your machine without permission."

This RCE exploit could allow these hackers to "brick your computer," "steal your logins and banking information stored on your computer," "execute malicious malware like bitcoin miners," and more.

It was also said this issue could have caused similar problems in FromSoftware's next game, Elden Ring.

Bandai Namco thanked the posters on Reddit and said the "topic was submitted to relevant internal teams earlier today." It also followed up with a Tweet confirming an investigation was underway.

"PvP servers for Dark Souls 3, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls: Remastered have been temporarily deactivated 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 join them shortly. We apologize for this inconvenience. This downtime does not affect PvP servers for Xbox or PlayStation consoles."

Luckily this problem was discovered before Elden Ring is officially released on February 25, 2022. For more on FromSoftware's newest adventure, check out our hands-on preview and details on the game's multiplayer.

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