Dark Souls and Elden Ring developer From Software has shut down all its online servers for the Dark Souls series on PC, as it investigates an exploit that can give an attacker to your entire system.
The exploit, which has been around for some time, was initially reported to From Software by one of the few people who are able to execute the exploit (according to VGC). The report was met with no reply or action, so players streamed the exploits and how dangerous it was to bring attention to this issue.
A Dark Souls 3 streamer by the name of The_Grim_Sleeper streamed the exploit and took over his own PC, using a narration app to read out some text to prove how easy it is to control the system. It seems From Software finally noticed this past Sunday, saying in a tweet that the entire Dark Souls series would be taken offline while they investigate.
While this exploit is quite severe, it appears only a small number of the community knows how to complete the exploit. Of course, it’s extremely important this exploit gets fixed now, since it was found in some datamined code for Elden Ring–which launches next month.