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Doom Eternal’s Controversial Anti-Cheat Is Being Removed

After a deluge of complaints and comments from Doom Eternal players, Id Software is planning to remove the recently implemented Denuvo Anti-Cheat in the game’s next update.

Doom Eternal executive producer Marty Stratton broke down the decision in a post to the Doom subreddit on Wednesday, saying that “feedback from players has made it clear that we must re-evaluate our approach to anti-cheat integration.”

Id Software’s first update for Doom Eternal brought a number of changes, including Denuvo Anti-Cheat, which uses a kernel-mode driver that can access your operating system. While patch notes tried to quell player concerns, the community was not happy with Id Software’s decision to add what they consider an invasive anti-cheat tool. Player reactions since the update have been severe, including many negative reviews on Steam.

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