Launched over the weekend, the update for the PC version of Doom Eternal includes a kernel-mode Denuvo Anti-Cheat driver that “can be uninstalled at any time” but prompts users to re-install when loading the game. Cue Steam review bombs.
Inevitably, the update has resulted in Steam users rip and tearing the game’s reviews with over 4,500 “negative” ratings at publish time.
A game with multiplayer obviously requires some kind of anti-cheat solution, but Denuvo – and its questionable reputation – isn’t it. And besides, why is it also required for the single-player campaign? According to Destructoid, a fix to remove or disable Denuvo Anti-Cheat for the single-player campaign is in development, but the team can’t “provide a timeline” on that. Maybe the hackers can.