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Denuvo server issues prevented players from playing Batman: Arkham Knight, Mad Max & Shadow of War

It appears that some Denuvo server problems prevented PC gamers from playing their legitimate copies of Batman: Arkham Knight and Mad Max. According to reports, both of these games were not launching at all in the past couple days. And while both of them seem to be working right now, a lot of reports suggest that these issues were caused by the Denuvo anti-tamper tech.

Due to some Denuvo server issues, PC gamers were receiving an error message while attempting to launch Batman: Arkham Knight and Mad Max. As such, gamers had to click on a Retry button multiple times in order to make both of them work. According to reports, the Denuvo authentication servers were down for almost all Warner Bros’ games and PC gamers were forced to somehow bypass these issues. This also affected Middle-earth: Shadow of War as players were unable to download its latest patch or play the game itself.

Now, this is one of the main reasons PC gamers are against the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. Since a respectable number of games are using it, we don’t know what will happen when the Denuvo servers go down. Or I guess we now have a clue; players will be unable to play their legitimately purchased games.

What publishers and developers can do, in order to bypass such a thing, is remove the Denuvo anti-tamper tech from their games (once these games have been cracked). However, we’ve seen numerous publishers refusing to remove Denuvo. As such, and if and when the Denuvo servers get shut down, PC gamers will have to rely on cracks in order to play the games they have purchased.

Thankfully, we’ve seen some publishers moving away from Denuvo. Bethesda is one of those publishers who are no longer using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech in its games. However things may change as the latest version of Denuvo has not been cracked yet.

John Papadopoulos

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." Contact: Email