Infamous Dark Souls Hacker Is Now in Elden Ring, Says He Wants to Be Caught

An infamous hacker invades Elden Ring players and softly bans them due to sports.

Malcolm Reynolds, who has been hacking FromSoftware games since Dark Souls 3. Is invading worlds before killing players with hacked, nearly invincible spells. However, overwhelming power is not a problem. Because It is reported by Kotaku. These spells also add “illegal” items to the defending player’s inventory. That was only meant to be used during the development process. When the defeated player comes back to life. Elden Ring detects they have these illegal items and soft-locks them. Meaning they can only play online with other cheaters in the future.

Reynolds said he’s forcing players to leave for a digital link to claim FromSoftware. After telling Kotaku that he wants to be caught, he refers to himself as a “necessary evil” that a developer should use as a lesson to implement better anti-cheat software.

However, despite claiming to be a noble cause,

Reynolds uploaded a YouTube video about his scams, murders, and soft bans when he played pranks on his victims. If Reynolds invades the game, it’s best, according to Dark Souls 3 Reddit post six years ago, disable or close the software or commit suicide so as not to be killed by it. It’s no surprise that Reynolds has resurfaced given his history with other FromSoftware games and the huge popularity of Elden Ring. It’s proven to be some sort of cultural phenomenon: crazy ads, a Twitch streamer’s chat playing while sweeping, and someone using a Ring Fit Nintendo Switch controller to take down a boss. He even has his own candy.

In our 10/10 review, IGN said

“Elden Ring is a massive iteration of what FromSoftware started with the Souls series, bringing relentlessly challenging combat into an incredible open world that gives us the freedom to choose our own path.” To make that choice with the most accessible information, check out our guide, which has everything you could ever hope to know about Elden Ring, including collectible locations, boss strategies, and more.

Ryan Dinsdale is a freelance writer for IGN.

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