Rise of the Tomb Raider – First real crack is now available

Man, what an unexpected turn of events. Yesterday, Denuvo fixed the bypass exploit that allowed PC gamers to run pirated copies of DOOM and other games. That bypass was discovered by Voksi and was based on DOOM’s demo. However, CONSPIR4CY was able to finally crack Denuvo, and has released the first working crack for Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Contrary to all other methods, this is a proper “old-school” crack. In fact, this is the first proper crack – that does not rely on bypasses – for a game powered by the latest version of Denuvo.

What’s really interesting here is that Voski – the man behind the bypasses for games like DOOM, Just Cause 3 and Total War: WARHAMMER (those bypasses are not working right now) – shed some light on how CONSPIR4CY was able to crack Rise of the Tomb Raider.

As Voksi claimed, CONSPIR4CY was able to catch all the triggers and patched the executable file so that those triggers are never executed. This method can also be used in other Denuvo games, though it may take a while as each Denuvo game has its own pattern.

As always, we won’t allow links to the crack. The only reason we’re sharing this is because Denuvo has – for the first time – been properly cracked.

It will also be interesting to see whether Denuvo will be able to fix this issue in the latest version of its anti-tamper tech. Denuvo was quick to react and fix all the bypasses that were released this weekend, so we kind of expect it to further strengthen its anti-tamper tech.

Oh, and this will most probably be our last coverage for Denuvo. This tech has been cracked so there is no point sharing other stories about new cracks.

For the record, Rise of the Tomb Raider was released on January 28th and it took almost 7 months to crack it.

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and editor in chief of DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie community, although his gaming roots can be found on consoles. Basically he is the one you can blame for everything you read at DSOGaming so go ahead and bash him. Contact: Email