Dark Souls: Remastered official artwork for the hardcore action-RPG

Shortly before Elden Ring launched 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 correct the problem, FromSoftware made the difficult choice of shutting down all online features on PC until a permanent solution could be found.

It took a very long time for Dark Souls 3 to get fixed, though FromSoftware did eventually pull through and brought the servers back online in August. A few months later Dark Souls 2: Scholar of the First Sin went online as well, and now the same courtesy has been extended to Dark Souls Remastered.

Unfortunately, it's not all good news. According to a recent update, the very first PC version of Dark Souls, the Prepare to Die edition, will sadly never be getting fixed "due to an aging system." On the positive side, at least the original version of Dark Souls 2 will be coming back online at some point, though no exact date has been given just yet.

Once Dark Souls 2's online features come back, or FromSoftware announces anything else, I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, consider starting up a new Scholar of the First Sin playthrough as the servers are undoubtedly going to be packed for the next few months. Have fun!