2022-10-02

Dark Souls 3’s PC servers are back offline, even though they were restored by FromSoftware just four weeks ago.

The Dark Souls Twitter account announced the news (below) that the Steam servers are down again. There was no explanation as to what the problem was or how long it would last, but the developers said they were actively investigating and trying to resolve the issue.

“At this time, we are aware of an issue with online play of Dark Souls 3 via the Steam platform,” said FromSoftware. “We are investigating the cause of the issue and will let you know as soon as we have more information.”

Fans also appreciated their patience, but given the online issues that regularly occur with the Dark Souls series, it’s probably not surprising that replies and retweets to FromSoftware’s announcement were filled with complaints.

The Dark Souls 3 servers were down for eight months before coming back online four weeks ago. The server was first taken down after an exploit was discovered that allowed other players to take over a user’s girlfriend’s PC. FromSoftware has been releasing gradual updates since working to bring back the game’s online functionality.

There’s nothing to suggest that the current server issue is related to this exploit, but both the original Dark Souls and Dark Souls 2 are still offline as a result of the same issue.

The exploit was discovered just a month before FromSoftware released Elden Ring, so fans looking forward to the game began to worry that it would affect the multiplayer component. Thankfully, Elden Ring launched without major hiccups and was an incredible success.

However, after the notorious Dark Souls hackers showed up at the Elden Ring and shoved illegal items into players’ inventories and got banned, some hacking issues had to be dealt with. ‘s secret underwear was also used to ban other players for trolling.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He talks about witchers all day long.