There are many dangers in Elden Ring. Walk through any field or turn any corner in the Lands Between and you’re sure to meet an unceremonious end. However, there seems to be something else for players to fear far more than even Radahn himself. That’s Fia’s underwear, the Deathbed Smalls, which is getting folks soft-banned from PC servers if they pick it up.
The Deathbed Smalls, a pair of skimpy black underwear, is a piece of leg armour that’s supposed to be part of the Deathbed armour set that NPC Fia wears. As with most armours, the majority of the Deathbed set is obtainable in-game — except for Fia’s underwear, which was removed for maybe being too risqué. That didn’t stop players from hacking the game to steal Fia’s panties for themselves.
Elden Ring’s online multiplayer anti-cheat system seems easy to bypass. It’s no secret that many players use the game’s online features to farm runes or to reverse-pickpocket players, but doing this can get you in trouble. That’s what’s happening to folks who stumbled upon and picked up Fia’s panties. According to these players’ claims on Reddit, they received softbans, which forces them to play offline or online with other cheaters for 180 days.
There’s even an apparent culprit, too: a player named “Pantsu Dealer” who’s invading worlds and dropping Fia’s Deathbed Smalls for unsuspecting players to pick up. If you see a free pair of panties lying around the Lands Between, don’t touch them! You don’t know where they’ve been. And it might be best to stay away from Fia while you’re at it.
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As Reddit user OK-Communication7125 wrote, their account was soft-banned after “acquiring [the deathbed smalls] item from a player in multiplayer.” They didn’t know Fia’s panties were “unobtainable” and have “deleted the item,” but it’s unclear if Bandai Namco will reinstate their account.
Kotaku reached out to Bandai Namco for comment.