Elden Ring patched an exploit on PC that hackers used to trap players in endless cycles of death. In the patch notes for update 1.03.2Game publisher Bandai Namco says it includes a fix for “a bug in multiplayer that allowed players to teleport others to incorrect map coordinates.”
The exploit came about last week after intruders started crashing players’ games and teleporting their characters to a location out of reach, causing them to drop dead again and again upon reopening the game. While some victims were able to pull themselves out of the dead end by teleporting quickly to a Place of Mercy, others reported losing dozens of hours of gameplay. You can see the effects of the hack for yourself in a video posted by EldenRingUpdate on Twitter†
⚠️Elden Ring PSA for PC Players⚠️
There is an exploit going on on the PC where hackers will corrupt your save file while invading you.
First they will crash your game, and when you open it again your character will constantly fall to their death… pic.twitter.com/8et3bl8T1I
— Mordechai (@EldenRingUpdate) March 18, 2022
Players on PC were advised not to play online at the time. But it seems the patch is fixing things, so hopefully you should be safe from intruders who want to kill your entire game save file, not just your pride.
Aside from the death loop fix, the patch also fixes a few other issues across all platforms, including a fix for a bug that made it impossible for some players to complete the Nepheli Loux questline. It also fixes an issue that prevented the Endure Ash of War from activating, as well as a bug that caused players to die while descending near Bestial Sanctum.