Lords Of The Fallen Does Not Include The Controversial Denuvo DRM, Confirm Devs

The devs have made a strong stance against the anti-tampering tech.

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  • The Lords of the Fallen devs have confirmed on Twitter that their new RPG does not feature the Denuvo DRM in any way, nor do they plan to add it in the future.
  • The wording of the tweet suggests a strong stance against the anti-tampering software. The service is criticized because it is said to reduce the performance in games.
  • The highly-awaited RPG —created in Unreal Engine 5— came out on October 13, 2023, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC.

The Lords of the Fallen devs recently took to Twitter and affirmed that the RPG is not mingling with the Denuvo DRM, the piracy protection software. In other words, the controversial service is not a part of the newly-released hardcore Souls-like. The team also clarified in the tweet that the game will also not add the service in the future.


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The devs’ strong stance against the service has surprised many of us. The Steam page for Lords of the Fallen also does not seem to mention anything about Denuvo, affirming that it is not included in the final release. 

Denuvo has garnered a lot of controversy over the years. It provides a huge shield against piracy during the first few months of a title’s release but comes with a lot of caveats. The service has been blamed for impacting performance and the overall FPS of most games. Some new Denuvo features could also make modding in titles more difficult, which has raised concerns among the community.

Many devs have been compelled to remove the piracy protection software after receiving backlash from the fans. Payday 3 was initially supposed to have the DRM but was removed from the title’s release. Similarly, Tekken 8 director Katsuhiro Harada also affirmed that the game will not have the anti-tampering tech. The absence of the contentious tech from Lords of the Fallen seems to have made the fans quite happy.

Lords of the Fallen came out on October 13, 2023, for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, and PC. Over 400 devs have collectively poured their expertise into crafting the RPG that will take about 30 hours to finish on an average playthrough. Additionally, it has been brewed in the Unreal Engine 5 and brings the New Game+ mode, alongside the other latest features like DLSS3, FSR3, and ray tracing, right from the launch.

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