There’s a scary new Elden Ring exploit going around that allows an invading opponent to crash your game and mess up your save file – so you become stuck in an infinite falling death loop and are unable to continue the open-world game. Scary stuff, for sure.
Elden Ring is one of the best RPGs on PC and certainly an early contender for game of the year, but it’s by no means perfect – or unassailable. While there are some fun tricks and traps you can play on unsuspecting opponents in the game’s multiplayer modes, it turns out that there are terrifying hacks doing the rounds too.
This particular hack is less of a security exploit than the trouble in Dark Souls earlier this year, but it’s no less aggravating. Basically, what happens is the hacker joins your game as a seemingly regular invader and hacks your game so it crashes. When you load back up your save, you’ll find your character stuck in an infinite falling death loop and unable to continue.