PSA: Elden Ring PvP Hackers Are Giving Out Dangerous Items

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Be careful to pick up any items left during Elden Ring PvP; Hackers seem to be back to their old tricks of handing out unobtainable items in an attempt to get your account banned from the RPG. This isn’t an entirely new trend: FromSoftware’s previous games, including the Dark Souls series, have seen pirates drop broken items or try to force them into players’ inventories. These can often trigger cheat detection software, leading to your account being flagged and being banned from playing multiplayer games online.

Elden Ring players report that a similar trend is currently occurring in open world gameplay, with Brave’s Cord Circlet being one example. The item, which is supposedly a piece of cut content that is currently unobtainable through normal gameplay, looks nice enough that it might tempt you to keep it. However the [ERROR] in the element name should make it clear that it’s probably not a good idea to keep it.

Asking what they should do with such an item left behind by a PvP opponent, one player is met with an overwhelming number of comments urging them to remove it as soon as possible, though some users warn rather ominously that there is a chance their account already is. have been marked. Hacked items have in some cases caused quick responses in FromSoftware games, but hacked items like this may not pick up right away.

Either way, we strongly advise you to be careful about the items you pick up. Personally, I tend to avoid collecting anything from players I don’t know, especially if they act suspiciously. If you choose things, with help, several players in the thread offer some alternative fashion options to give you a similar look to the item shown.

Our pick of the best Elden Ring builds gives you plenty of strong and fun ways to play, and luckily none of them require items you can’t get through normal play. If you want a different way to scare yourself, an Elden Ring horror mod turns the open world into a Silent Hill-style nightmare. The latest Elden Ring balance patch addresses an overpowered PvP build that players have compared to Rocky Balboa, but has nothing on the player behind the first Elden Ring complete run with no hits recently achieved.

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