Doom Eternal developer id Software will take away the sport’s PC anti-cheat program, Denuvo, in its subsequent patch.
The anti-cheat know-how was added with Doom Eternal’s first replace on May 14 — lower than every week in the past — to an overwhelmingly detrimental response from gamers. The recreation ended up getting review-bombed on Steam after the patch dropped.
“Despite our best intentions, feedback from players has made it clear that we must re-evaluate our approach to anti-cheat integration,” govt producer Marty Stratton announced on the Doom subreddit. “With that, we shall be eradicating the anti-cheat know-how from the sport in our subsequent PC replace. As we study any way forward for anti-cheat in DOOM Eternal, at a minimal we should take into account giving campaign-only gamers the flexibility to play with out anti-cheat software program put in, in addition to guarantee the general timing of any anti-cheat integration higher aligns with participant expectations round clear initiatives – like ranked or aggressive play – the place demand for anti-cheat is way higher.”
Stratton famous that any efficiency points that gamers might have seen within the final replace weren’t attributable to Denuvo, and are separate points that’ll even be fastened with the subsequent PC replace. He mentioned the efficiency issues gamers have seen on PC “are based on a code change … around VRAM allocation.”
Similarly to Valorant’s anti-cheat, Doom Eternal’s was required to run on start-up and has a deep stage of entry to info on the PC. No timeframe was given for the subsequent PC replace, however gamers on social media and Reddit are already celebrating the loss of life of Denuvo — not less than in Doom Eternal.
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