Elden Ring PSA: If someone drops panties in your game, don’t pick them up

Quick Alert: If someone shows up on your Elden ring game, drops a pair of tiny underpants on the floor and then dives in, no – repeat, no – catch them. Several people are reporting on the Elden Ring subreddit that they were banned from normal online play after claiming the discarded tighty-whities as your own.

The temptation to try the piece is understandable. Underwear (technically, leg armor) is called little death beds, an absolutely intriguing name that I think would make a great name for the player. It’s also a very basic, tiny kit, the sort of thing used by legitimate Elden Ring thugs who want the world to know what armor is for cowards. (let me alone shethe first legendary player of Elden Ring, is a perfect example of this.)

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Problem is, Deathbed Smalls shouldn’t be in Elden Ring. How Polygon reported last month, they are part of an armor set that was cut from the game before release. But they can be brought back through the magic of the Cheat Engine: download it, go offline, give yourself item 1930300 and that’s it.

As the item is not supposed to be in the game, it appears to be triggering an anti-cheat response that is leaving players “quarantined”, meaning they can only play with other players in quarantine. This isn’t necessarily a big issue unless you want to summon another player – a redditor who reported the issue, JeSuisLePamplemous, said the much lower number of players in the quarantine queue means there are no summon signs available.

Courtesy of the redditor bugzbunniethis is the anti-panty message received:

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Some of the people reporting the issue aren’t sure what’s going on because they haven’t intentionally cheated and aren’t really locked out of the game. There’s also uncertainty about whether simply throwing away the panties is enough to reverse the softban: some redditors say yes, but JeSuisLePamplemous said dropping them didn’t change their ban status.

The good news is that you’re not entirely out of luck if you kick your underwear: JeSuisLePamplemous contacted Bandai Namco support about the ban and was told it would be lifted. The bad news is that if it happens again, the ban could be permanent – and the only way to avoid a permanent ban is to completely delete the save file.

This isn’t a great option for those who have a lot of time in the game, so my advice is to play it safe: if you see weird underwear on the floor and it’s not yours, best leave it alone.

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