Middle-earth: Shadow of War has just been released and as we’ve already reported, it uses the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. And as you may have guessed, the game has been cracked in just a day. Shadow of War follows Total War: WARHAMMER 2 and FIFA 18; two games that were also cracked one day after their release.
To be honest, we are really wondering whether it’s worth using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. Denuvo was meant to protect the games for at least a respectable number of days after their official launch. However, all the three latest games using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech have been cracked in record time.
At this point, publishers are simply shooting themselves in their feet as there are gamers that boycott all games that are using the Denuvo tech. And since this tech is unable to protect – and guarantee – the first week sales, it’s entirely worthless. So yeah, publishers using Denuvo are simply losing money right now.
For what is worth, and even though these games have already been cracked as we mentioned, both Total War: WARHAMMER 2 and FIFA 18 are still using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. Hell, even Sonic Mania still uses it.
We also don’t know whether Warner Bros and Monolith will remove it in order to win the PC crowd.
As always, we won’t allow links to Shadow of War cracks or to torrents. Those who attempt something like that will be banned.
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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.”