Elden Ring players sell runes – the game’s currency – on eBay. However, those selling or buying runes could potentially be banned from the game.
A quick search for “Elden Ring Runes” on eBay reveals dozens of listings with a variety of price ranges, from $10 for 1 million runes to $25 for 20 million, and in some cases even higher. Suffice it to say that a million runes would help a player go beyond what the game was built for and help them avoid much (but not all) of the challenge of the notoriously hard game.
While specifics differ from listing to listing, buying a set of runes usually involves sending the vendor your character name, entering multiplayer with them at a set location, and dropping them golden rune items (which are used to earn basic ancient runes). ) take away. It seems that sellers are using duplication errors to create the hundreds of items it requires.
It appears to be a relatively popular service, with some offerings reporting that they have already sold over a hundred rune packs. A report from Eurogamer confirms that at least some sellers are keeping their end of the bargain and delivering the promised runes instead of walking away with the money.
The biggest issue here is that selling – and even buying – in-game items for real money is explicitly against the Elden Ring Terms of Service.
In Article 10 of this document, publisher Bandai Namco clarifies: “No player is entitled to […] sell to someone else or buy from someone else […] all his/her rights as a player and in-game items, characters and stored data related to the software purchased on the Services (including so-called ‘real money trading’).”
In the same section it is described that breaking this provision entitles the company to warn players about their behavior, delete their data, suspend them from the game or ban them outright.
It is unclear how or if Bandai Namco pursues such activities or if they have already started imposing penalties. We reached out to the company for comment.
It goes without saying that you should not buy or sell runes. Even if it didn’t violate the Terms of Service, Elden Ring is tough, but it’s not that hard – and there are ways to get a lot of runes without having to pay for them.
Our Elden Ring Wiki Guide has an entire section on how to level up fast and farm runes, not to mention a way to legitimately duplicate memories that can provide massive amounts of runes. We even have a video on how and where to farm runes.
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https://www.ign.com/articles/elden-ring-runes-selling-ebay-banned Elden Ring: Players Are Selling Runes On eBay But Could Be Banned