Alden players who are playing the game on PC are advised not to play in online mode as some players are attacking to malicious files stored in other players. Hackers playing the PC version of the game have created or discovered a hack that helps their attacking players to corrupt the saved files.
According to WindowsCentral, multiple players took to Reddit and Twitter about the attack by hackers – destroying data storage, forcing it to crash and then rebooting the game, pushing the victim endlessly to their deaths.
The report further states that the attackers were using an error involving a specific spelling or weapon that was forcing the host to crash the game. Now, if the attacking host player reboots the game and saves them, their character gets stuck in an infinite loop of death, constantly falling through the map.
There has been no official comment from either the software or Bandai Namco on the issue. In some cases, players are able to get out of this loop and retrieve their saved file by spamming the map key and quickly teleport to a site where they rested before death.
Players are advised to opt out of the attack or switch offline mode completely until the issue is resolved. Players should start backing up their data regularly, at least until this issue is fixed.
Alden Ring Launched on February 25, the game has already sold 12 million copies since its release. Players have praised the game’s open-world PvE (player vs. enemy) gameplay, as well as its PvP (player vs. player) attack system.