Earlier this year, FromSoftware and Bandai Namco took down the online services of Dark Souls games on PC. A vulnerability tracked down by modders and players prompted the developers to do so.
People with malicious intent could hijack a player’s PC through online servers, putting the users at the mercy of the hackers. Fortunately, modders tracked down the problem, and prompt response by the developers ensured this issue didn’t become a widespread problem. FromSoftware also took down the online services for all three Dark Souls games on PC and bundled Easy Anti Cheat with Elden Ring to combat the issue.
Now, months later, it seems the developers have finally figured out how to fix the exploit and are ready to make the game online, per a SteamDB update.
As per Lance McDonald, who is a prominent Souls modder, Bandai Namco pushed a new Dark Souls 3 update. The intriguing bit is that this update is for the people who can access the debug branch on a PC.
Bandai Namco have pushed a new Dark Souls 3 update to folks with access to some of the debug branches on Steam for the first time in many years. Probably testing new patches for upcoming server restoration. pic.twitter.com/v6o4DrJ5io
— Lance McDonald (@manfightdragon) July 23, 2022
This could mean that the developers are testing the patches for server restoration. As per Lance McDonald, this is the first time the game received a patch in years.
Bandai Namco or FromSoftware have yet to confirm any of this officially. Whatever the outcome be, hopefully, we’ll get some jolly co-operation up and running on PC.