Pirates Claim To Have Cracked Denuvo

Pirates Claim To Have Cracked Denuvo

Well, guess all that worrying was for nothing. Despite fears from the scene that Denuvo’s famous “anti-tamper measures” were making it impossible to illegally share video games, it’s emerged over the weekend that one of the industry’s most stalwart defences against piracy has reportedly been cracked. First, as TorrentFreak report, it was bypassed by a Bulgarian hacker called Voksi, which temporarily allowed people to play pirated copies of games like Doom, Total War: Warhammer and Just Cause 3 through Steam.

Pirates Claim To Have Cracked DenuvoImage: Torrentfreak

Image: Torrentfreak

That bypass was soon closed, though, and while that should have been the end of it, only a matter of hours later the piracy group CONSPIR4CY released a fully cracked version of Rise of the Tomb Raider, a game many had simply begun assuming would never be pirated.

While Denuvo will surely fix whatever loophole allowed this — the battle against piracy is a never-ending arms race, after all — the fact Denuvo games have been cracked at all will be a blow to the company, which with its near-perfect track record had been held up as a great hope against the efforts of pirates.


  • This is excellent news, these games wont be lost to time like old games that used the awful Starforce DRM.

    • We’re going to lose a lot more cultural artifacts as publishers continue to push towards Always Online as a DRM solution. And that’s really sad.

    • Which games are you thinking of? The only one I know of from the top of my head was Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.

      Needless to say, when that game showed up on GoG I replaced my boxed copy with it.

      • I cant remember specific games but there was an article a while back about how MS would not support older DRM like Safedisc and Securom anymore so you would either need a crack or hope that the company cares enough to release their game on GoG.

        • Oh yeah. Forgot about that. Doesn’t surprise me (and sorry for stating common knowledge); a lot of those measure meant screwing around how drivers operated.

          Besides the frustration of games sometimes failing to launch (or even install) because the DRM wasn’t compatible with the existing driver or even the freaking drive, I remember StarForce coming under fire when it was found it could be used as a means to get Ring Zero permissions.

  • This is funny, Denuvo will patch the loophole… which will more likely cause more loopholes for smart pirates to exploit.

    Even funnier would be they patch the wrong exploit.

  • Bad luck for Denuvo. Hopefully they can find a proper solution to prevent this from happening again

  • Don’t care. I do the right thing and buy all my games, but you’ll never stop those damned pirates.

  • If only these people put their energy into actually creating something useful and cool. Instead we get all this infatile ‘damn the man’ subversion. I remember being like that when I was 14.

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