iD Software has released a statement concerning Doom Eternal PC Update 1.1, which in a spectacular move, will see the removal of Denuvo Anti-Cheat introduced in Update 1. This patch is expected within a week, but no definitive date has been announced as yet.
The inclusion of the anti cheat solution from Denuvo has been wildly criticised by the player community, although iD Software have claimed that "many have unfortunately related the performance and stability issues introduced in Update 1 to the introduction of anti-cheat. They are not related," but that " feedback from players has made it clear that we must re-evaluate our approach to anti-cheat integration."
Doom Eternal Patch Notes Update 1.1
The statement, posted on reddit, lists the reasons they chose to include the protection in the first place and makes it clear that despite speculation online, "it’s simply untrue," that their parent company Bethesda, forced the decision on them.
It appears the direction the developers are now heading is to continue to look for ways to integrate anti-cheat into the BATTLEMODE competitive multiplayer, while giving "campaign-only players the ability to play without anti-cheat software installed."
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