Have you also encountered the “Inappropriate activity detected Elden Ring” error when you first tried to launch the new DLC on your Steam Deck that excited all franchise fans? You are obviously not alone as people from all around the world are looking to find a way to get rid of it.

Players were waiting for the Elden Ring DLC play times but unfortunately, those who had to sacrifice their sleep schedule couldn’t play the game as they had desired. The Inappropriate activity detected Elden Ring error popped up which prevented the game from launching and interestingly, this is not a new error. People had this issue a couple of months back and now the nightmare is here again. You may wonder about its causes, here are a couple of reasons why you are getting the Inappropriate activity detected Elden Ring error:

  • Even though you are not, the Easy Anti-Cheat system detected you are using hacks. (This happens to many people, don’t worry)
  • Game files may be corrupted.
  • PC-related issues.
  • Game-related issues that can only be solved by the developers.
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Steam Deck users are frustrated by the Inappropriate activity detected Elden Ring error and they obviously have a point (Image Credit)

“Inappropriate activity detected Elden Ring” is not a new error

Many Elden Ring players have seen this error before. It pops up from time to time and can be quite frustrating, especially if you haven’t done anything wrong. The good news is that players have found some easy fixes over time that usually work well. Currently, this issue is only on Steam Deck devices and other users are not affected.

Apart from these good news, the developers made an official announcement saying that they are working on a hotfix. We will still give you a couple of fixes to try that could potentially lead you the way to the game but please be reminded that the developers are already aware of the situation and they are working on a hotfix.

How to fix the Inappropriate activity detected Elden Ring error

Yes, the developers are working on a hotfix for the Inappropriate activity detected Elden Ring error but who knows how long it will take? Try these fixes below and see if you can get your hands on the new Elden Ring DLC:

Restart Steam

A quick and easy fix is to restart your gaming device or Steam if you’re playing on a PC. This can solve temporary problems that might be causing the error.

Repair Easy Anti-Cheat

If Easy Anti-Cheat is not working right, it might wrongly flag your game. Here’s how to fix it:

  • Go to Elden Ring in your Steam Library.
  • Right-click and select “Properties.”
  • Click “Local Files.”
  • Find the “EasyAntiCheat” folder.
  • Run “EasyAntiCheat_Setup.”
  • Choose Elden Ring and click “Repair.”
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If you are facing the Inappropriate activity detected Elden Ring error on Steam Deck, eitehr wait for a hotfix or try these methods (Image Credit)

Change Your Game’s Language Settings

Another way to fix the error is to change your computer’s language settings:

  • Open the “Settings” menu from the Start tab.
  • Click “Time and Language,” then “Language.”
  • Go to “Administrative Language Settings” and click “Change System Locale.”
  • Check the box for “Beta: Use Unicode UTF-8.”
  • Restart your PC.

Verify the Integrity of Your Game Files

Sometimes the game files get corrupted. This can cause errors. Here’s how to check and fix them on Steam:

  • Right-click Elden Ring in your Steam library.
  • Choose “Properties.”
  • Go to “Local Files.”
  • Click “Verify Integrity of Game Files.” Steam will check your files and replace any that are broken.

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