The purpose of an antivirus is to detect and eliminate threats that might compromise a system. However, sometimes antiviruses can cause problems within programs aren’t threats like isolating game’s executable and now antivirus can potentially corrupt Dark Souls Remastered saves.
Players have reported over at Reddit that their Dark Souls Remastered save files have been corrupted by BitDefender and Windows Defender. Aside from corrupting save files, players are also experiencing long load times, cloud saves not syncing and more.
This issue with Dark Souls Remastered saves gained a lot of momentum and caught the attention of Bandai Namco and community manager has warned players who use BitDefender and Windows Defender as they can potentially corrupt save files for Dark Souls Remastered.
Based on feedback that we have received from the community, we must warn you that some popular anti-virus software may damage Dark Souls: Remastered save files, or treat those files as if they were corrupted.
Additionally, if your computer uses a cloud sync service (e.g., Google Drive or Dropbox), it is possible for save files to be interpreted as “in use” by the system, rendering them inaccessible by the game.
In both cases, if you run into this problem, please take a moment to exclude your save files from being managed by your sync services and/or your anti-virus software.
Dark Souls is the creation of From Software and following Dark Souls 3, the studio is working on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice which the studio revealed at E3 2018.
However, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice doesn’t exactly plays like Dark Souls and takes inspiration from Dark Souls, Tenchu And Kuon.
Not only that, the upcoming Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will feature more verticality compared to Dark Souls. According to From Software, they are taking a different approach in terms of exploration of the upcoming title.
Dark Souls Remastered is an action RPG developed by From Software for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.