Dark Souls PvP has been “temporarily” shut down to deal with a security exploit

Dark Souls PvP has been “temporarily” shut down to deal with a security exploit

Every Dark Souls PvP server, across all three games in the series on PC, has been "temporarily deactivated" by Bandai Namco and From Software in the wake of the discovery of a security exploit that could allow hackers to take control of a user's PC - which could have also affected the PC release of Elden Ring.

With barely a month to go before the release of From Software's latest action-RPG Elden Ring, an alert has gone round the Dark Souls community of a new remote code execution security vulnerability - an exploit that, reportedly, could let hackers take over a user's PC. They could do that entirely through Dark Souls PvP, it seems, particularly in Dark Souls 3 - and the community suggests the same issue is present in Elden Ring.

The good news is that Bandai Namco is aware of the issue and has taken steps to prevent players from succumbing to it. A community rep posted in the Reddit thread to confirm that the team knew about it, but now temporary action has been taken to halt the exploit.

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