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Dark Souls PC Servers Will Not Go Online Until After Elden Ring

Better to be safe than sorry.
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Dark Souls has been having some real issues with its online servers. After discovering a major security breach that allowed players to potentially access other players’ PCs, the servers were taken offline.

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Dark Souls PC Servers Will Not Go Online Until After Elden Ring

The servers are still currently offline, and now will stay offline until after the release of Elden Ring. This news comes directly from Bandai Namco and FromSoftware, which released a statement regarding the servers this morning. 

“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 issues. 

In addition, we have extended the investigation to Elden Ring – our upcoming title launching on February 25 – 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.” 

Related: Elden Ring Gameplay Shows Bosses, Open World, Magic Spells, & Horseback Combat

It sounds like it’s going to be a bit before players will be able to access any of the Dark Souls servers and play online on PC. While it’s a bummer, it’s better to be safe than sorry in this case. 


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