Denuvo Anti-Cheat Goes Live As A Surprise To Everyone Who Purchased Doom Eternal

Denuvo states that their anti-cheat only works when Doom Eternal is open (or any other title that may embrace technology), and quits once the software for which it is responsible for supervising the closure. However, this does not remove the risk of allowing third-party control over the root of your PC.

The thousands of users who bought and installed Doom Eternal on their PCs now have a rather unpleasant surprise; the title has been out for a while now, so it is well past the return window. Now, software that puts their PCs at risk has been installed without their express permissions for the purpose of either ID Software or Bethesda to thwart the efforts of cheaters. Denuvo Anti-Cheat Goes Live As A Surprise To Everyone Who Purchased Doom Eternal

It is difficult to accurately predict the risk that users currently face with the efforts of Riot’s Vanguard or Denuvo AC, as it is impossible to separate users with legitimate concerns from those who attempt to spark outrage from anti-cheaters in order to weaken them. However, a successful attack on either company could lead to the exposure of millions of computers without warning or counter-attack. Many users are furious that such an opening was suddenly installed on their PC without their express authorization, and ask storefronts and platforms to authorize returns for purchases.