Multiple Dark Souls Games Taken Offline Following Discovery of RCE Exploit

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Bandai Namco has turned off the servers for multiple Dark Souls games following the discovery of an exploit that could allow hackers to run all sorts of nefarious code on players’ machines.

The exploit, which was originally brought to attention by players such as TripleBrownMeow on the r/Eldenring subreddit, is a Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability that affects Dark Souls III and, quite possibly, FromSoftware’s upcoming fantasy action RPG, Elden Ring. A tweet on the official Dark Souls Twitter account suggests that additional Dark Souls games might be affected as well.

“PvP servers for Dark Souls 3, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls: Remastered have been temporarily deactivated to allow the team to investigate recent reports of an issue with online services,” the tweet reads. “Servers for Dark Souls: PtDE will join them shortly. We apologize for this inconvenience.”

Recent comments suggest that Blue Sentinel, a fan-made anti-cheat for Dark Souls III that’s available on Nexus Mods, has been updated to stop the RCE exploit. Console versions of the game are not affected.

Source: Dark Souls (via r/Eldenring)

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