FromSoftware discovered a vulnerability in January that caused all Dark Souls multi-functions to be suspended.
Although we’ve heard less about Dark Souls lately, FromSoftware has been in the news a lot in recent weeks, thanks to their excellent work on Elden Ring. However, the multiplayer of their older franchise has yet to be relaunched after a serious security vulnerability was discovered, forcing a temporary shutdown of the PvP servers.
Dark Souls PvP servers have been down since January
Since then, FromSoftware has not released any more information on the current state of its titles’ multiplayer modes and has focused solely on polishing the Elden Ring. This brings us to the latest discovery of The Outer Haven (via PC Gamer): the labels for the multis feature have disappeared from the Steam interface!
It’s worth noting that the multiplayer mode still exists in the game descriptions, as they explain the essential multiplayer aspects of FromSoftware’s adventures. Steam’s own labels, however, no longer indicate this option, adding to FromSoftware’s long silence about fixing the servers and bringing the game back online.
It is very likely that this is a temporary tweak directly related to the bug discovered in January. As for this vulnerability, many players have alerted Bandai Namco to its presence, although Bandai Namco has announced that Dark Souls servers will be suspended until the release of Elden Ring. In any case, we’ll be keeping an eye out for news from FromSoftware regarding the return of this community-favourite mechanic.
Source: PC Gamer