A bug recently discovered on the Dark Souls servers forced FromSoftware to cut them on PC for security reasons. Elden Ring may well be impacted as well.
A tweet from the official Dark Souls account just announced the shutdown of PvP servers of Dark Souls Remastered, Dark Souls 2 and Dark Souls 3 on computer. At issue: a security breach allowing people invading your world toaccess your machine and therefore to recover your data but also to insert programs such as viruses or other malicious software.
PvP servers for Dark Souls 3, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls: Remastered have been temporarily deactivated to allow the team to investigate recent reports of an issue with online services.
Servers for Dark Souls: PtDE will join them shortly.
We apologize for this inconvenience.
—Dark Souls (@DarkSoulsGame) January 23, 2022
This is due to a RCE (Remote Code Execution) spotted in the PC online mode. However, the PC version of Elden Ring would be based on the same netcode and could therefore present the same risk, thereby compromising the multiplayer mode of the next FromSoftware while waiting for a patch to be deployed.
Let’s hope this one sees the light of day before the launch of the game still planned for the February 25, 2022 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series.