While a lot of gamers hate the Denuvo anti-tamper tech, it appears that it was a wise decision – for 2K Games and Gearbox – to use it in Borderlands 3. Borderlands 3 came out almost a month ago, and even though it’s a game that a lot of pirates would want to get their hands on, it has not been cracked.
Borderlands 3 came out exclusively on Epic Games Store on September 13th. My guess is that this new looter shooter is using the latest version of Denuvo. I’m not certain, but this is the most likely scenario. As such CODE VEIN, which has already been cracked, is most likely using an older version of this anti-tamper tech.
What’s also interesting here is that Anno 1800 is still safe. This strategy game came out almost six months ago, and none of the gaming cracking scene groups was able to crack it. It’s been a while since we last saw a game that hasn’t been cracked for over five months.
Another game that the scene groups have not been able to crack is Mortal Kombat 11. Mortal Kombat 11 came out on April 23rd, meaning that it is getting close to Anno 1800’s record. It’s also interesting noting that other fighting games – that obviously do not use Denuvo – have already been cracked, so there is a “pirate” demand for this type of games.
Now obviously, Anno 1800 and Mortal Kombat 11 use an older version of Denuvo. Still, it’s pretty… interesting witnessing these games for which Denuvo has managed to secure their sales.
Last but not least, F1 2019 and eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 are also safe from pirates. FIFA 20 is also still protected, though this game came out two weeks ago.
John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities. Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved – and still does – the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the “The Evolution of PC graphics cards.”