Suicide Squad Receives Denuvo DRM Update Days Before Launch

This just in right ahead of the game's release.

Story Highlights

  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is Rocksteady’s newest venture that’s releasing imminently.
  • A new update on Steam shows that the otherwise controversial Denuvo DRM is getting added to the title. 
  • Players have voiced concerns over this initiative since Suicide Squad is a live service shooter.

Just ahead of the title’s early February release, a new update on Suicide Squad’s Steam page shows that Rocksteady’s upcoming shooter will employ the Denuvo anti-cheat DRM software. This certainly comes across as a surprise for fans and players who are awaiting the imminent launch of the game, voicing concerns over the live service nature of the title and its lack of requirement for a DRM tool. 

The Confirmation of Denuvo's Anti-Tamper Involvement in Suicide Squad
The Confirmation of the Denuvo Anti-Tamper Software’s Involvement in Suicide Squad

Taking a look at the back-end via SteamDB, which shows changelogs for Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League, (thanks PCGamesN), an addition from some days ago also confirms that someone from the developer team intentionally added Denuvo anti-cheat to the game. Denuvo has been panned heavily across the years for being consumer-unfriendly and causing potential downsides to PC performance. 

The Addition of Denuvo Anti-Cheat to Suicide Squad From the Back-End
The Addition of Denuvo Anti-Cheat to Suicide Squad From the Back-End

As the news found itself circulating on the r/SuicideSquadGaming subreddit, people chimed in to express their opinions on the matter as well. “You know what’s missing from this dumpster fire? A future content patch/DLC with sh** that was ready at launch but was held back,” says one u/1AJ. Others just keep on raising the point as to why a live service title would require DRM software in the first place. 


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Why Do Gamers Hate Denuvo Anti-Tamper So Much? 

You see the name of Denuvo anti-cheat pop up somewhere, people get automatically mad, but that’s not without good reason. You see, over time, Denuvo anti-tamper software’s involvement in games has proven to be highly detrimental to their performance on PC, with the most shining example being Sonic Mania in this case. Back in the day, people discovered that Denuvo was responsible for almost half of the performance drops of that game until Denvuo got patched out

There are other instances as well that corroborate this claim, and many of them are recent ones too. Katsuhiro Harada, popular Tekken franchise director, also blamed Denuvo for Tekken 7’s poor PC port performance, so this is something that has been lingering on for a while now. And now that Suicide Squad is the latest entry to join this controversial party, the future isn’t looking too good on its front. 

The Joker's Melee Finisher in Suicide Squad
The Joker’s Melee Finisher in Suicide Squad

Suicide Squad has a release date of February 2, 2024, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Reportedly, the game has a file size of somewhere around 45 GB across different platforms, but if you’re concerned about the entire system requirements of the title on PC, here’s everything you should know.

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