Back in January, a certain group was able to crack Denuvo 4.8. Normally we wouldn’t be interested in newer games being cracked, however, Assassin’s Creed Origins is a very special case. And that’s because Ubisoft has used VMProtect on top of the Denuvo anti-tamper tech in an effort to further protect it. And from the looks of it, this combination has also been cracked.
As always, we won’t allow links to the cracked version. Moreover, you should know that this is most likely a bypass crack, meaning that Denuvo is still working in the background. As such, you should not expect any performance improvements at all. The only way we may get an idea of the Denuvo CPU impact is when a group will be able to completely crack it, or when and if Ubisoft completely removes it.
It’s also worth pointing out that Denuvo has already released a new version of its anti-tamper tech, Denuvo 5.0. This version has already been used in Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite and future titles – like Far Cry 5 – will most likely be using it.
The good news for Ubisoft and Denuvo is that this combination was able to protect the game’s sales for more than three months. Now if Denuvo 5.0 is as hard to crack as Denuvo 4.8, the companies may also be able to protect their future games for the next two months at least.
It will be interesting to see whether Ubisoft will remove its protection system from Assassin’s Creed Origins now that the game has been cracked. If history is any indication, though, we are almost certain that the French company won’t do anything at all. After all, Watch_Dogs 2 – another title suffering from extreme CPU usage – is still using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. Ubisoft has stated that its protection does not have any perceptible effect on performance. Still, we’d really love to test and see for ourselves whether the Denuvo+VMProtect combination does not bring any additional performance impact at all.