Bethesda has updated the Steam store page for Wolfenstein: Youngblood, confirming that this new shooter will be using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. Bethesda has been known for releasing its games without Denuvo, so this really surprised us (and we are certain that its inclusion may disappoint a number of gamers).
It’s worth pointing out that the latest version of the Denuvo anti-tamper tech has not been cracked yet. Anno 1800 enjoys three months of being protected by it, whereas Mortal Kombat 11 and Total War Three Kingdoms enjoy two months and Octopath Traveller enjoys almost a month. Yes, this latest version of Denuvo will be, eventually, cracked, however it has certainly served its purpose for a few games.
It’s also worth mentioning that Bethesda has been known for removing the Denuvo anti-tamper tech the moment its games get cracked. After a backlash, the publisher removed Denuvo from RAGE 2 (especially since its Bethesda store version was Denuvo-free right from the get-go).
It will be interesting to see what will happen with Wolfenstein: Youngblood, whether its Bethesda store version will be also Denuvo-free, and whether cracking groups will use that version in order to crack the game.
Wolfenstein: Youngblood releases on July 26th and will be taking advantage of both real-time ray tracing and NVIDIA’s Adaptive Shading.
Stay tuned for more!