Dark Souls 3: Servers continue to be unpredictable

Dark Souls 3: Servers continue to be unpredictable

Dark Souls 3

Dark Souls 3's online servers on PC have continued to keep fans around the world in suspense lately. Many have spoken of a real unpredictable carousel made up of closures and limited access possibilities. Now it seems that the situation has returned to the usual equilibrium, with the servers that today are back online for the second time.

In recent days, precisely on September 21, Bandai Namco has released some statements regarding the most recent closures, reporting an ongoing investigation into the problems encountered. Meanwhile, that the official pages have remained shrouded in silence, fans have reported on the forums a possible and recent completely unexpected reopening.

The reasons for all these closures have never been formalized, even if Dark Souls 3 fans have quite clear ideas about it. According to some posts on the Elden Ring subreddit, it seems that the reasons are mainly traceable in a specific hack used by the players, through which they were able to take control of the profiles of others in the game. We are talking about the so-called RCEs, which allow people to hack other people's PCs and take control of them. It would seem that some of the dynamics of the genre, present in Dark Souls 3, have been identified thanks to the experience of a streamer. The situation therefore remains smoky, even if the hope of this community towards a definitive resolution remains alive.

Dark Souls 3 servers have quietly come back online

Dark Souls 3 servers are back online, but there’s been no official word about it from the developer. FromSoftware announced earlier this week that there was an ongoing “issue” when attempting to log in to the RPG game’s servers via Steam, but didn’t provide any further details or an estimated timeframe for a fix. Today, that fix appears to have arrived.

This will naturally come as a relief to Dark Souls players, who had been settling in for what they assumed might be another protracted period of server downtime. A code exploit detected during the Elden Ring beta tests shut down PC servers for the entire Dark Souls series, and Dark Souls III’s servers had just been switched back on in August.

We’ve done some brief tests, and you can indeed log in to Dark Souls III servers on Steam now – although this may be temporary. Without word from the company, it’s impossible to know whether things are fixed or if this is just a temporary status.

FromSoftware hasn’t officially made any statement that we can find about the reactivation of Steam logins for Dark Souls III, which is in keeping with the developer’s minimalist approach to communication.

Still, there’s little sense complaining about the restoration of multiplayer and online functionality in one of the best RPG games ever made.