The official Twitter account of Dark Souls posted about the servers being deactivated.
“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.”
PvP servers for Dark Souls 3, Dark Souls 2, and Dark Souls: Remastered have been temporarily deactivated to allow t… https://t.co/VYZLlaw1sB
— Dark Souls (@DarkSoulsGame) 1642936863000
According to a report by VGC, the exploit in the games has been there for some time and was first reported by a Dark Souls 3 streamer who goes by the name of ‘The_Grim_Sleeper’. But the streamer got no reply from the developers. Then, the streamer tried another tack, and reportedly “streamed the exploit and took over his own PC, using a narration app to read out some text to prove how easy it was to control the system remotely” which brought the issue to the attention of the developers.