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Dark Souls 3 servers could be fixed soon

Published: 15:30, 26 July 2022
Updated: 15:33, 26 July 2022
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Dark Souls series servers have been offline for months, removing the important social gameplay mechanic from the games
Dark Souls series servers have been offline for months, removing the important social gameplay mechanic from the games

Bandai Namco have pushed a new update for Dark Souls 3 according to the Steam database listing, which might suggest a fix for the server issues is on the way. 

Online services for all three Dark Souls games have been shut down back in January 2022 due to a hack exploit that's been discovered in Dark Souls 3 and since then, From Software have been working on a patch but sadly, the fix is yet to be released.  

The servers are still offline at the time of writing but it looks like an update could be arriving soon that will hopefully, allow players to PvP and also get help from other players thanks to the game's social aspects like bloodstains and messages. 

PlayStation modder and hacker Lance McDonald revealed that Dark Souls 3 publisher Bandai Namco have recently updated the game on Steam with new files, which has not happened for many, many years.

This suggests that the update is indeed on the way and hopefully, it will bring the long-awaited fix for the exploit. 

The update was pushed four days ago with "bnedebug" and "pgdebug" descriptions. It's hard to say what exactly these refer to but they are not that important anyway. We know the update is coming so expect the confirmation from From Software and Bandai Namco soon. 

SteamDB Dark Souls 3 has been updated on Steam, which probably means the fix is on the way Dark Souls 3 has been updated on Steam, which probably means the fix is on the way

One of the reasons for such a long period without a proper update for Dark Souls games certainly lies in Elden Ring, which has been From Software's main focus over the last months. 

Elden Ring was far from a polished and optimised experience, especially on PC, so From Software had to invest time and resources to fix some of these issues, hence the lack of support for the Dark Souls series. 

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