FromSoftware and Bandai Namco Entertainment are very harsh on convicted Dark Souls III cheaters. This is understood since the game has expansive online and multiplayer campaign options. Dark Souls 3 Cheat Engine bans are therefore a very common thing.
It could be a simple soft ban that is just a warning or a permanent ban that will have FromSoftware permanently cheater label your Steam Account.
What if I cheat Offline?
Most players argue that using Dark Souls 3 Cheat Engine codes (or any other game hacks) when playing alone offline shouldn’t be an issue. I am of the similar opinion. However, since no game has created a distinct online and offline personality, the fact that the XP or items, or best weapons you earn when playing offline can be used online makes it necessary to ban anyone thought to be using cheat software.
How to Avoid the Dark Souls 3 Cheat Engine Ban
If you don’t think there’s anything else fun you can do online with Dark Souls 3, you could try using the cheat engine hacks and ensure that your game profile and installation is strictly offline. To keep your Dark Souls III game from accessing the internet, you can:
- Log out of your Steam Account
- Manually disconnect your computer from the internet
- Configure your Windows firewall to permanently bar DS3 from accessing the web. This is the easiest and safest approach
To avoid the Dark Souls 3 Cheat Engine ban by permanently blocking the game from accessing the web, go to:
Control Panel >> Windows Firewall >> Advanced Settings >> Inbound Rules >> New Rule >> Program and select DarkSoulsIII.exe (you will find it in your installation folder) Once you’ve selected it, remember to name it darksouls3 or something and apply.
Follow the same procedure again to apply Outbound Rules on DarkSoulsIII.exe. This will ensure that your game never communicates with the online server.
In case you want to run the game online again, remember to get rid of all saves you did the moment you start using Cheat Engine. After this, uninstall Cheat Engine and do a fresh installation of the Dark Souls 3 game to ensure that you are working on a clean platform with nothing suspicious.
Once you are comfortable with the above preparations and conditions, you can install your Cheat Engine (use this installation guide to get started) and use the following Dark Souls 3 cheat table to get started.
Dark Souls 3 What Might or Might not Get You Banned
A Reddit user, Sharkbitch compiled a useful DS3 ban list depending on what could or could not get you banned as of November 2, 2016. Even though this could let you navigate the cheat ban waters, it’s rarely worth the pain to risk getting banned by any game developer for cheating.