Cyberpunk 2077’s latest DLC, Phantom Liberty, was cracked 13 minutes after its release. Renowned hacking group FAIRLIGHT took credit for the feat, as revealed in a tweet by user @DenuvoScum.
Phantom Liberty, a highly anticipated expansion to the blockbuster game Cyberpunk 2077, was met with widespread excitement. However, this enthusiasm was overshadowed by the astonishing speed at which it was cracked. Clocking in at a whopping 74GB, the DLC promised a rich and immersive experience, further delving into the dystopian world of Night City.
New Cyberpunk Phantom Liberty has been cracked and released by FAIRLIGHT
13 mins after release
NON-DENUVO RELEASE pic.twitter.com/4vQRYUuAAg
— Denuvo Alerts (@DenuvoScum) September 25, 2023
FAIRLIGHT, a group known for its prowess in cracking game software, surprised even the most seasoned gamers by unlocking the Phantom Liberty DLC almost immediately after its release. With such swift action, questions arise about the security measures game developers implement and how effective they are against determined hackers.
One notable detail about the cracked DLC was that it was a non-DENUVO release. DENUVO, a popular anti-tamper technology and digital rights management scheme, has often been integrated into games to deter piracy. The absence of DENUVO in this release left many speculating if its presence would have made a difference in the time taken to crack the game.
What do you think about this? Was it fast?