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Dead Island 2 is using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech

Dead Island 2 releases tomorrow and unfortunately, this new zombie game is using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. During our benchmarks we were able to trigger this anti-tamper tech, and here is the proof of our claims.

By using MSConfig, we were able to reduce the number of CPU cores our AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D uses. This is an easy way via which we can test different CPU configurations in a game. And, after five CPU changes, we were met with the following message.

Dead Island 2 Denuvo

So, as you can clearly see, Dead Island 2 uses Denuvo. The game’s executable file also hints at the inclusion of Denuvo (as it’s around 438MB in size).

Dead Island 2 will release exclusively via Epic Games Store, and its EGS page does not list the anti-tamper tech. As such, we believe this is something that will interest a lot of PC gamers that are currently looking into buying this game.

As we’ve already reported, Dead Island 2 is one of the best-looking games on PC. This is mainly due to its pre-baked lighting. And honestly, if games with a dynamic Time of Day cannot match the quality of these visuals, I’d prefer if games kept using pre-baked techniques.

Lastly, our PC Performance Analysis for this game will go live tomorrow.

Stay tuned for more!