Dark Souls 3 atmospheric sunset screenshot of the Ringed City DLC

[Updat]: I have a bit of good news to share. Dark Souls Remastered's servers are now once again live!

During the lead up to Elden Ring's launch a major vulnerability was discovered in the matchmaking system for the entirety of the Dark Souls series on PC. With there being no easy way to resolve this problem, FromSoftware opted to take down all of the online features on PC until a lasting solution could be found.

Back in August the FromSoftware team finally managed to get Dark Souls 3's online features back in action and now, two months later, the same has been done for the PC version of Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin. So if you're in the mood for some jolly cooperation, this would be the perfect time to start a brand new character as the servers are bound to be bustling with activity!

In order to dispel any potential confusion, I have to emphasize that this fix applies only to the Scholar of the First Sin edition! The base version of Dark Souls 2, as well as its predecessor Dark Souls: Remastered, will have their online features restored at a later (and currently unannounced) date.

Unfortunately, I have one more bit of bad news to share. The very first PC version of Dark Souls, the Prepare to Die edition, will sadly never be fixed "due to an aging system." A damn shame, but at least Dark Souls: Remastered will be able to carry on the torch.

Once more information becomes available, and the other Dark Souls games come back online, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, have fun revisiting Dark Souls 2!