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Bethesda will remove Denuvo Anti-Cheat from Doom Eternal

Published: 07:30, 21 May 2020
Updated: 12:11, 21 May 2020
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Bethesda and id Software will remove the controversial Denuvo anti-cheat from Doom Eternal after they introduced it earlier this week. Player feedback has made it clear that the decision has been wrong they said in the statement.

Earlier this week, Doom Eternal PC version received a major update which introduced a controversial feature Denuvo Anti-Cheat. Shortly after the update went live, many players started to report various issues with the game. Doom Eternal suddenly became unplayable due to frame times, stuttering and big FPS drops, making the game one frustrating experience.

Players voiced their discontent over on social media and Reddit and luckily, Bethesda and id Software responded with the official statement, confirming that Denuvo Anti-Cheat will be removed from Doom Eternal in one of the upcoming updates.

"Despite our best intentions, feedback from players has made it clear that we must re-evaluate our approach to anti-cheat integration. With that, we will be removing the anti-cheat technology from the game in our next PC update," it is written in the official statement.

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They also claim that performance issues which surfaced shortly after the Denuvo Anti-Cheat was introduced are not related to the controversial system.

"It’s also worth noting that our decision to remove the anti-cheat software is not based on the quality of the Denuvo Anti-Cheat solution," they explain. "Many have unfortunately related the performance and stability issues introduced in Update 1 to the introduction of anti-cheat. They are not related."

Doom Eternal is available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Switch.

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