Dark Souls Online Servers Won’t Return Until After Elden Ring Launch

Dark Souls Online Servers Won’t Return Until After Elden Ring Launch

Back on January 23, 2022, Bandai Namco and FromSoftware deactivated the Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls 3 online servers due to a security exploit. Now, there’s an update on the situation. The companies are working to set things right. However, a fix won’t be available until after the Elden Ring launch. There will also be a more detailed schedule released ahead of their return.

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Here’s the full message. It noted that FromSoftware and Bandai Namco also investigated Elden Ring too. The goal is to ensure all four games are safe once fixes are in place.

Bandai Namco Entertainment and FromSoftware are aware of the technical difficulties players have experienced with the Dark Souls suite of games on PC.

We want to thank the entire Dark Souls community and the players who have reached out to us directly to voice their concerns and offer solutions. Thanks to you, we have identified the cause and are working on fixing the issue.

In addition, we have extended the investigation to Elden Ring — our upcoming title launching on February 25th — and have made sure the necessary security measures are in place for this title on all target platforms.

Due to the time required to set up proper testing environments, online services for the Dark Souls series on PC will not resume until after the release of Elden Ring. We will continue to do everything we can to bring back these services as soon as possible.

We will make an announcement as soon as the schedule is determined for resuming online services. Please stay tuned to the Dark Souls social media channels for updates.

Once again, please allow us to share our thanks to you, our passionate community.

The online services shutdown affected the servers for four versions of Dark Souls games: Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls 3. Service will resume sometime after Elden Ring‘s launch on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC on February 25, 2022.


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