While Elden Ring is coping with a glitch, it can often lead to some weird situations, from being up against strong invaders to finding welcoming hosts who are dressed in only a pot and underwear.
As a player is escorted into the hallway leading to Malenia, this appears to be what is going on in a recent video posted on the Elden Ring subreddit. It's an odd effect that might have been explained in a slightly different light if we looked at how the host might have been able to smuggle the boss in the wrong area.
The boss fights Malenia in the Haligtree dungeon that was created by Reddit user AbdullahHariri. Malenia isn't behind the fog wall as she should be, rather she is standing in the hall with the host and three Furled Fingers. Unlike other players or the host, she doesn't react as much when anyone attacks the boss.
The oddness extended beyond Malenia being present in the hall, as not only did the host summon more Furled Fingers than normally permitted, but there was also an invader waiting in the boss arena, according to AbdullahHariri. Given the many different explanations, the most probable explanation is that Malenia being absent in the hall was simply a result of modding Elden Ring to summon the boss in the wrong area.
It may be humorous to find the various glitches in Elden Ring, either killing bosses in a heartbeat or sending Torrent through the air. However, with the modding community able to keep the Cheat Engines more and more stable, it can be difficult to tell what is a genuine glitch and what is a player doing something wrong.
Elden Ring is now available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.