Dead Island 2 Utilizes Denuvo Anti-Tamper Tech
The highly anticipated zombie game Dead Island 2 releases tomorrow, and recent reports confirm the use of Denuvo anti-tamper tech. Denuvo is a widely known anti-tamper technology that protects video games from piracy and tampering. While effective in preventing unauthorized access, Denuvo has been controversial due to its potential impact on game performance, with some users reporting increased load times and decreased frame rates. Despite these concerns, many developers use Denuvo to protect their intellectual property.
During their benchmark tests, DSOGAMING found evidence of Dead Island 2 using Denuvo by adjusting the number of CPU cores on their AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D processor using MSConfig. After making five CPU changes, they encountered a message indicating Denuvo’s presence. The game’s executable file, around 438MB, also hints at Denuvo’s inclusion.
This anti-tamper tech has a history of impacting the performance of games, leading to longer load times and decreased frame rates for some users. It can be particularly frustrating for gamers who have invested in powerful hardware to ensure a smooth and enjoyable gameplay experience. While it’s understandable that developers want to protect their intellectual property from piracy, it isn’t pleasant when these protective measures come at the cost of a compromised gaming experience.
The use of Denuvo anti-tamper tech in Dead Island 2 may influence the decisions of some PC gamers, particularly those who have experienced performance issues with Denuvo-protected games. As the game launches tomorrow, it remains to be seen how Denuvo’s inclusion will affect Dead Island 2’s overall reception and performance.