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Bandai Namco Sends Gift to Famous ‘Elden Ring’ Player

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The skilled player received a replica sword and a signed letter.

Back in April, after Bandai Namco’s Elden Ring had been out for a couple of months and cemented itself as a Game of the Year contender, a large portion of the playerbase was having difficulty with one of the game’s hardest bosses: Malenia, Blade of Miquella. Players had trouble beating this strong boss, even when using the game’s summoning system to call in help from other players. However, around this time, players began encountering a bizarre player among their summons for the fight with a name clearly indicating their intentions: “Let Me Solo Her.”

Let Me Solo Her, also known on Twitter as KleinTsuboi, would appear in players’ worlds and ask them to stand back while they took on Malenia single-handedly, armed with only a simple sword and dressed in nothing but underwear and a pot on their head. Every time they were summoned, they would swiftly defeat the boss, eventually becoming a legend in the Elden Ring community. After months of summoning, Let Me Solo Her successfully beat the boss over 1,000 times.

To thank the player for their commitment to the game, Elden Ring’s publisher, Bandai Namco, sent a curated care package to them containing a thank-you note, some memorabilia, and a replica sword with the inscription “Rise, Tarnished.” It took some time for the package to reach them, as the sword needed to clear customs, but once they received it, they thanked Bandai Namco for the gift on Twitter and proclaimed their love for the Souls franchise that Elden Ring is part of.

“Thank you Bandai Namco and Elden Ring for giving me this gift and congratulating me for being Let Me Solo Her,” they said. “I can still remember my first experience with the Soulsborne series and almost quitting because of Iudex Gundyr in Dark Souls 3.

“I’m glad I persisted and went on to enjoy the game, because this community is one of the most passionate and dedicated I’ve ever seen in a game, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”