One Dark Souls 3 player utilizes a hack for From Software's popular action-RPG that turns them into an unstoppable and practically invincible flying archer.
In an effort to stop Dark Souls 3's hackers, publisher Bandai Namco has been punishing innocent players who have simply crossed paths with those unscrupulously altering the game, but it seems as if such a dragnet approach to the problem isn't working. For instance, the Redditor Pimpinpinguino can attest that the hacking continues, as one player took advantage of the PC game code for Dark Souls 3 to turn themselves into a flying archer that's basically undefeatable.
Much like the Lockheed AC-130 gunship found within the Call of Duty games such as Modern Warfare 2 and 3, the Dark Souls 3 hacker looms above the map and reigns death from above almost as soon as Pimpinpinguino arrives on the scene via the game's PvP multiplayer. However, instead firing contemporary militarized weaponry like missiles, of course, the player constantly shoots deadly and explosive arrows. Interestingly enough, just to drive the point home that what's being done is akin to an indomitable aerial assault, the hacker has even dubbed themselves "AC-130."
As seen in the video below, the encounter between Pimpinpinguino and the Dark Souls 3 hacker has the former rolling and blocking to the best of their abilities, but the effort is ultimately futile, as "AC-130" absolutely decimates the player. In fact, one might even consider the the task of beating the hacker to be more difficult than triumphing in some of the hardest and scariest boss battles in the franchise.
While watching the above footage might frustrate some Dark Souls 3 fans, as it's never fun to be on the receiving end of another player using cheats, it's safe to say that it's not the first, nor it will be the last time someone's given an all-out PvP beat-down. As it happens, a couple of weeks ago, a Dark Souls 3 streamer captured video of an invader getting absolutely blasted by an ambush of players.
In any event, despite Dark Souls 3's rampant hacking, since it's release, the action-RPG has become a financial boon for Bandai Namco by breaking sales records to make it the publisher's most successful launch day title, as well as the fastest-selling game in the company's history. Bearing this in mind, should From Software's new and forthcoming IP be half as enjoyable and challenging as Dark Souls 3, fans will surely begin lining up to play as soon as it's announced.
Did you feel as bad as we did for Pimpinpinguino when they encountered "AC-130" in the above clip? Have you unexpectedly met another Dark Souls 3 player using hacks to make themselves essentially bulletproof? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Dark Souls 3 is out now and is available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.