Elden Ring cheats offer unlimited runes and your pick of gear in offline play

Elden Ring has been missing for a week now, and we’ve already seen a mod that allows you to pause the game. Now hardworking NexusMods user Marcus101RR has already created a cheat table for Elden Ring using the popular CheatEngine utility.

If that sounds like what you’re looking for, read on, but note that this tool is only meant to be used offline (and for a very good reason), and it’s hard to tell at this point how carefully FromSoftware examines saves and user actions. . You could very well get banned if you ever come back online, no matter how well you isolate your modified saves.

To use Marcus tools, you need to download their cheat table by NexusModsas well as CheatEngine from the official site. Markus’s instructions for setting up and running are a little brief, and assume you’ve already disabled Easy Anti-Cheat Elden Ring.

One way I’ve seen to do this, suggested by Shamadrun in the Nexus forum thread on the project, requires you to:

  1. Navigate to the Steam installation folder (steamapps/users/common/Elden Ring/Game).
  2. Rename “start_protected_game.exe” to something else (could be anything, you just want to change it back)
  3. Rename “eldenring.exe” to “start_protected_game.exe,” effectively replacing the original Easy Anti-Cheat launcher.

I’m not sure if this change will make the game work offline or if you have to manually install it yourself after changing the .exe. If the game does not immediately default to offline mode in this configuration, you will need to close the game and run Steam offline. If you log in as a character while online, there is a chance that FromSoftware’s detection system will tag you and ban you for any number of days, just like Dark Souls 3 did.

The next step is to follow Markus’s instructions to run the cheat table, but instead of attaching the CheatEngine to “eldenring.exe,” as they say, attach it to “start_protected_game.exe.” I think the original instructions suggested otherwise. a way to bypass Easy Anti-Cheat.

From here, you will be able to use Marcus’ table to perform typical CheatEngine functions, such as editing stats and equipment or running custom scenarios implemented by Marcus.

To re-enable Easy Anti-Cheat, if you need to play online again, all you have to do is reverse the steps.

Again, you only do this at the risk of messing up your saves or getting banned from online play. I’ve seen several commenters discuss how to edit an offline save and then bring your game back online, with some even claiming they succeeded.

However, for past games, FromSoftware ran weekly account checks that found even innocuous changes made to offline saves. The final operation would be to completely move the modified save to a different folder before returning online, but even that may not be enough to avoid detection from FromSoftware – it’s hard to tell early on in Elden Ring’s life.

Indeed, such hypervigilance is for the best. Souls games have seen some really egregious online cheaters in the past, with ne’er do wells dropping hacked save-corrupting items being one of the worst of them. We also got a little scared in January when the extent of Dark Souls 3’s online security vulnerabilities was revealed, but luckily that issue seems to have been resolved in Elden Ring. However, if you want to enter the world of Elden Ring cheats offline, and in the privacy of your own home, the left path is open to you.

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