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How to deal with Hackers currently
By Weeb
As Dark Souls remastered is currently out, hackers like Malcolm are terrorizing the playerbase, softbanning anyone having a BIT of fun. So here's a small method in order to hopefully not meet them again. (A new autosave tool is out, please look into the contents for link.)

How to block a user on Steam:

♥♥♥♥♥ + Tab > View Players > Recent Games > Profile > More > Block All Communication

Recommendation: Once you have blocked the cheater (if you are victimized in the Burg) re-roll your character since you won't have access to the items needed to cure the status effects until later in the game.

Back-up Your Save: Make sure you back-up your save file, preferably on that will do so automatically every 10 minutes or so to minimize the loss if you encounter a hacker jackass (especially Malcolm). Credit to Jape Maestro for figuring it out, but their is a folder in document called NBGI containing two separate folders labeled "Dark Souls" and "Dark Souls Remastered." Clicking on The latter will give you their respective save files. Simply copy and paste them somewhere easy to reach and boom. Free save to help the fight against the hackers.

Hopefully a watchdogs system will come out in the future for dealing with these hackers effectively, but as of right now, blocking them is the best way to deal with them.

Note that the hackers that should be blocked are the ones that maliciously affect your game via infinite health, status effects, etc...
Beneficial hackers such as those who make boss fights of themselves should be considered a challenge and something to enjoy, not exactly worth being blocked UNLESS they then proceed to maliciously harm the player's experience through force crashes or insta kills.

A new autosave tool has been released to the public and will be used to help us staunch the progress of these pesky hackers. Here is the link.


Installation should be in the post itself. Enjoy. :)


As it turns out my good pal Zeromix has created a batch file which will autosave your game every 5 minutes and deletes saves at least 2 hours old. This will help deal with any effects hackers give to you and otherwise prevent them from further damaging your game.


Nexus Link for those who prefer using that platform:

Link up above with instruction on how to install in the link.
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256 Oct 10, 2020 @ 4:45pm 
Either way just like kick them off a cliff or some shit like its not that hard. You can also just go to Ingward within 10 seconds of leaving the burg
256 Oct 10, 2020 @ 4:43pm 
Doesn't this game have like precisely zero anticheat? I don't think anyone is getting softbanned for anything
Konniptionz Sep 29, 2020 @ 6:00am 
You can fairly easily save up for a curse cure / acquire them in the sewers, but getting there for some people with your health halved is difficult. Advice? If a hacker with an egg on their head shows up? Just Alt+F4 out, then reload. Nobody is gonna think lesser of you and it'll ruin the hacker's fun because that's possibly wasting a cracked red eye orb (if they're still using them and not using a standard red eye orb. I figure if they're hacking though, they have the full kit, heavy armor, weapons that could one shot if the fight isn't going their way, etc. )

I saw this a ton with Gravelord Servants. They have a ton of hackers in their midsts. It's like half of them have no skill and have to rely on cheat engines. This is just going to devolve into the old Dark Souls I if we don't get this in check, though. If they run rabid and wreak too much havoc, hackers will become the norm.
Konniptionz Sep 29, 2020 @ 5:48am 
USE BLEED WEAPONS FOR HACKERS BOOSTING THEIR HP. Bleed weapons always do percentage damage, so even if they have 90K HP, it will do around 15K per bleed proc. So if you have something like Uchigatana? Dead hacker.
MegaRR93 Mar 9, 2020 @ 2:10pm 
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561199031241861/ invading in parish rigth now with no delay, speed and inmortal
Esteban but Unironic Dec 26, 2019 @ 1:43pm 
Actively being a part of the problem doesn't help solve the problem you scrub nub tiddy rub
Kittentheboss Nov 3, 2019 @ 12:59am 
I beleive that Malcolm is doing us a favor. By showing fromsoft that they really need to stop with this anti cheat shit. Just have the option to block a player from entering your world and that should be fine. If players want to cheat let them. It's there game and if they have friends who don't know how to mod then neither shouldn't get banned. This is why the remastered pales in comparison with ptde. It's old but the community made it 10 times better than the remastered.
MegaRR93 May 4, 2019 @ 4:29pm 
https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198953090738/ curse + egghead right now in parish
CamperNoob Jan 5, 2019 @ 7:11am 
DSR Watchpup already came out. Add link for it. It'll kick cheaters and backup saves by itself.
Zeromix Aug 30, 2018 @ 4:46am 
For all, those who still have problems with cheaters:
Download "ds iii cheaters blocker for steam" since blocking profiles works as good as in DS3 you will ban a high amount of cheaters with it!

You should still use one of these two tools, if you choose mine or not, it´s your choice.