DOOM Denuvo Tech Was Removed Because “It Had Accomplished Its Purpose”


DOOM had its Denuvo anti-temper technology removed via the game’s most recent update simply because it had done its job.

As covered recently, DOOM free update 5 seemingly removed Denuvo’s anti-temper technology from Bethesda’s shooter, though its removal wasn’t mentioned in the patch notes. The technology prevented players from using mods in the game and via update 5 this is now a thing of the past. Why did Bethesda decide to remove the anti-temper tech from DOOM? According to Denuvo, simply because it had done its job protecting the game during its initial sales window.

“The simple reason why Denuvo Anti Tamper was removed from Doom was because it had accomplished its purpose by keeping the game safe from piracy during the initial sales window,” Denuvo’s Robert Hernandez told Kotaku. “The protection on Doom held up for nearly four months, which is an impressive accomplishment Hernandez for such a high-profile game.”

Hernandez  also told Kotaku that recent refund rumors aren’t true. “We can’t comment on our deals with specific customers, but we do not have any deals in place that offer refunds if a game is cracked within a specific time frame,” Hernandez said. “However, each publisher is of course free to remove our anti tamper tech from their title once they feel the protection has achieved its purpose in protecting the initial sales window, or if they have other reasons for doing so, such as selling the title on DRM-free platforms.”

DOOM is available now for PC, Xbox One and PS4.