Middle-earth: Shadow of War is now available, uses the Denuvo anti-tamper tech

A couple of months ago, it was reported that Middle-earth: Shadow of War would not be powered by the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. However, this was false information. This information came from a Warner Bros’ community manager on the Steam forums. The community manager claimed that a “Middle-earth: Shadow of” was not using Denuvo. However, he was referencing to Shadow of Mordor and not Shadow of War. So, Warner Bros released today Middle-earth: Shadow of War and as you may have guessed, it uses Denuvo.

Now we wouldn’t be posting this article if it wasn’t for that misinterpreted forum post. And that’s because we are pretty sure that a lot of people still believe that the game will not be using it. Warner Bros has not provided us with a review code so we couldn’t confirm prior to the game’s release whether it was using it or not. Since we purchased the game for our PC Performance Analysis, we can now confirm that it uses it.

Another upcoming title that will be using Denuvo is The Evil Within 2. Contrary to Warner Bros, Bethesda has provided us with a review code for The Evil Within 2. As such, we can confirm that Denuvo is present in it.

Warner Bros has also released the launch trailer for Shadow of War, and you can watch it below.

It’s worth noting that the PC version of Shadow of War also comes with a 4K HD Texture Pack.

Enjoy and stay tuned for our PC Performance Analysis!

Middle-earth: Shadow of War - Official Launch Trailer

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