There are reports that hackers are using an exploit to lock Elden Ring PC players into an infinite death loop. The exploit allows an attacker to corrupt a save file, which causes the game to crash. When the player restarts the game, their character instantly falls to their death.
There’s a DIY fix if this happens to you where you can spam-open the map and teleport before you die but until (if) it’s patched I would recommend not playing online on PC.https://t.co/F6kVfZ99ps— Mordecai (@EldenRingUpdate) March 18, 2022
As a workaround, if players are able to open the game’s map, they can teleport away before falling to their death. It requires quick timing but is the only known workaround at the moment. PC Gamer has recommended that PC players avoid playing online and to manually back up their game saves.
• Avoid online play: You don’t have to launch Elden Ring in offline mode necessarily. Co-op and invasions are opt-in by area, and you can choose to not engage with this aspect. This is far from an ideal solution, however.
• Back up your saves: Elden Ring saves are located in C:/Users/[name]/AppData/Roaming/EldenRing (you’ll need “view hidden files” enabled in File Explorer to see them). Just copy the folder whose name is a long string of numbers and keep the backup somewhere safe, updating it at your discretion.
Elden Ring has sold over 12 million units worldwide. It is not known how many PC players have been affected by this exploit, but hopefully a patch will be quickly rolled out.
Source: PC Gamer