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Elden Ring PC Issue Says ‘Inappropriate Activity Detected’ Without Cheating

FromSoftware and Bandai Namco confirmed that there is currently an Elden Ring PC error that will prompt the “inappropriate activity detected” message to come up even if a person isn’t cheating. It didn’t explain how this happened, but did offer a suggestion as to how to fix the problem. 

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When the “inappropriate activity detected” message comes up, it means the anti-cheat systems for Elden Ring potentially detected cheating and, as a result, will keep people from playing online. However, this has been an issue before wherein the PC version of the game will prompt the message, even when someone is playing as they should. For example, Bandai Namco noted it was an issue after 1.06.

The official announcement, which you can read below, recommended someone goes through the process of verifying Elden Ring’s files to fix the problem. To check this, right click on the game in your Steam library and head to Properties. When in this menu, go to Installed Files. The third option, below Browse and Backup Game FIles, will be Verify Integrity of Game Files. Select that. Once that is done, try running the game to see if the issue is fixed.

The last patch for Elden Ring didn’t include a fix for this issue. However, 1.12.22 did do some new calibrations regarding Shadow Realm Blessings. 

Elden Ring and its Shadow of the Erdtree DLC are available on the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC.

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