Hackers hacked the PC version of the Elden Ring action. They “corrupt” saves and cause the player to get stuck in an endless “death loop”.
The problem was reported in the Elden Ring subreddit. Players have reported that Elden Ring crashes first due to hacker intervention, and then the next time the player is launched, they find themselves in an endless “death loop”.
To protect yourself from hackers, you should back up your saves and, if possible, play only offline. To get out of the death loop, you need to select offline mode on Steam, enter the game, then die and close the game during loading with ALT + F4. Unfortunately, this method does not work for everyone.