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DOOM Eternal review bombed due to Denuvo Anti-Cheat system

A few days ago we informed you about the latest update for DOOM Eternal. The so-called Update 1, brought optimizations, new event content, bug fixes and more. However, the update also implemented another new addition, the Denuvo Anti-Cheat system.

Denuvo Anti-Cheat uses a kernel-mode driver that aims to protect BATTLEMODE. The use of the kernel-mode driver starts when the game launches and stops when the game stops for any reason. As John mentioned in his article, this isn’t as intrusive as Valorant’s anti-cheat system, but it sucks nonetheless.

Thankfully, you can uninstall this anti-cheat system at any time by going through your programs in the control panel. Though if you do, you will not be able to play the game, not even the single-player part. So unfortunately if you want to play the game you are stuck with the Denuvo Anti-Cheat.

As you might already imagined, this didn’t go so well for DOOM Eternal. The game is being review bombed on Steam, and right now the recent reviews rating is ‘mixed’, but overall it’s still ‘mostly positive’.

This will probably let Bethesda know that it’s never OK to add such drastic changes after the launch. Though maybe not, after all it is Bethesda we’re talking about.

You can watch the video below if you want to find out more.

You can also read the DOOM Eternal review here.

Thanks Laymen Gaming.

Chris Kountouras

Chris was born in the early 80’s along with the very birth of home gaming. After spending many maaany drachmas on arcades, his father decided to buy him a PC instead of going bankrupt. He lived through the advancing and development of the gaming industry, having played TONS of games on all platforms. He is always honest and will never hesitate to give his true opinion on a game no matter what. Loves stealth games and dislikes microtsansactions, DLC and pre-ordering…who doesn’t after all?! Contact: Email