Shadow of War's PC DRM was cracked in under 24 hours

Hackers smashed through the DRM on the PC version of Shadow of War in less than 24 hours.

Published Fri, Oct 13 2017 12:37 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:53 AM CST

It was only yesterday that Middle-earth: Shadow of War launched, but now the PC version has seen its DRM mechanism cracked. Shadow of War reportedly uses Denuvo's DRM system, cracked in less than 24 hours.

Shadow of War's PC DRM was cracked in under 24 hours |

Denuvo's DRM system is used by game developers to curb piracy, but obviously not in the case of Shadow of War, because it took less than 24 freaking hours. In comparison, Mass Effect: Andromeda's DRM was cracked inside of 10 days, while Resident Evil 7 was cracked in less than a week. Denuvo is used by some of the biggest developers, on some of the biggest games on the market including Batman: Arkham Knight, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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