Denuvo 4.8, anti-tamper tech used in the latest triple-A games, has been cracked

It appears that the latest version of the Denuvo anti-tamper tech, Denuvo 4.8, has been cracked. As always, we won’t share or allow links but a certain group was able to crack Sonic Forces; a game that uses Steam and Denuvo 4.8.

Denuvo 4.8 has been used in a lot of triple-A games in the past couple months. Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Football Manager 2018, Need for Speed Payback, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Injustice 2 and Star Ocean: The Last Hope HD Remaster use it.

Denuvo was able to protect the aforementioned titles for almost three months. That was a huge success and while its latest version has been cracked, there is only a crack for Sonic Forces. However, do note that this is a bypass crack. In other words, Denuvo is still running in the background, meaning that you should not see any performance gains in titles like Assassin’s Creed: Origins. Furthermore, Assassin’s Creed: Origins uses VMProtect on top of Denuvo 4.8, so it will be interesting to see whether this combo will make things harder for crackers (now that the latest version of the Denuvo has been cracked).

A really smart move, from Denuvo, is to release a brand new version of its anti-tamper tech. On the other hand, it will be interesting to see whether publishers will keep using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech in the games that have/will be cracked, and whether they will invest in using it for their future titles!

John Papadopoulos

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