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Far Cry 5 has been cracked on PC

Game hackers have infiltrated the copy protection on Ubisoft's latest Far Cry game

By Derek Strickland | Apr 17, 2018 05:15 pm CDT

Far Cry 5 has been cracked on PC less than a month on the market, despite multiple layers of copy protection.


Cracking group CPY recently confirmed that Far Cry 5's DRM has been successfully circumvented--which is undoubtedly welcome news to gaming pirates everywhere. The game itself uses three layers of protection from Denuvo, EAC, and VMProtect, and actually uses the latest Denuvo 5.0 version to boot.

Ubisoft will likely handle this by releasing a patch that locks players out of the game via an update, and it'll be interesting to see if the publisher keeps using Denuvo to secure its games in the future. Before Far Cry 5, Assassin's Creed: Origins was the latest game to feature multi-layer protection, which stood in the way of cracking for multiple months.

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.


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