The reason? ONE huge security exploitcalled the Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerability, was found on Dark Souls 3’s online servers. Considered one of the most dangerous vulnerabilities, an RCE allows a hacker to execute any code on the affected device, including ransomware, malware, and anything else that Wish.
From Software states that “due to the time required to set up the proper test environments”, the servers will remain offline until the release of Elden Ring. However, the company has assured fans that the servers will be patched properly and players won’t have to worry about the exploit.
RCE was first demonstrated by The__Grim__Sleeper during one of their live streams, which at the time had at least 70,000 viewers. An unknown hacker used the live stream to forcefully demonstrate the severity of the exploit after being ignored by From Software when he contacted the studio.
According to a report by the On the edgethe community created your own patch for the title called Blue Sentinelthat protected terminals against vulnerability. Dark Souls publisher Bandai Namco later took to Reddit to thank the community for their efforts.
Via Windows Central