Wednesday, November 7th 2018

Latest DENUVO Version 5.2 Already Cracked, Version 4.9 Still Holding the Fort

In the never-ending war between crackers and DRM company Denuvo, the latest victim has been (as it always tends to be) the later's efforts. Version 5.2 of Denuvo's anti-tampering protection has been cracked, opening the floodgates to cracked versions of Mega Man 11 and just-released Football Manager 2019.

Considering the proximity of release for both Hitman 2 (November 13) and Battlefield V (November 20th), it's likely both of those games will ship with the same 5.2 version. The group that cracked Denuvo's 5.2 protection are using the moniker FCKDRM'', which is likely a homage to GOG's FCK DRM movement. This, I'm sure, is well above hat the initiative's objectives were, and is sure to be frowned upon.
In the meantime, cracking efforts for Denuvo's 4.9 version of their anti-tamper technology are still being eluded, with games such as Monster Hunter: World, FIFA 19, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider remaining uncracked. It seems that instead of improving on the code, version 5.2 actually made it easier for pirates to find cracking avenues. It'll be interesting to see, especially upon the release of Battlefield V and Hitman 2, whether the industry's confidence on Denuvo's technology will falter or not. Of course, there are always other, legal ways to protect DRM, as Denuvo very well knows.
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13 Comments on Latest DENUVO Version 5.2 Already Cracked, Version 4.9 Still Holding the Fort

#1
Lightning
Can't they just put 4.9 on the new games ? :laugh:
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#2
PerfectWave
no because AAA software house want the latest protection LUL
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#3
Readlight
downloadable games should be free of drm becouse i con not resel it.
overloard gaming chanel haw More for this topic.
why there is no high quality games in microsd cards.
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#4
Gasaraki
Actually 4.9 is already cracked.
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#6
PerfectWave
in fact was strange that one version was skipped by crackers XD
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#7
raptori
What a waste of players hardware resources to put DENUVO in a BF game , more than 95% of its players buy it for online multiplayer !!
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#10
TheinsanegamerN
And denuvo continues to waste everybody's money and time. Just think what all those denuco $$$ could do for game development.
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#11
8tyone
What is the country of origin of FCKDRM, does anybody know?
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#12
Cybrshrk
Those that are pointing out that 4.9 had already been cracked what you're missing is not all games with 4.9 have been cracked and the games he listed are in fact still on that list. Just check r/crackwatch to see that most of the 4.9 games have yet to be cracked along with 5.1 which was used I think only with assassin's creed odyssey

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lexluthermiester
"Cybrshrk said:
Those that are pointing out that 4.9 had already been cracked what you're missing is not all games with 4.9 have been cracked and the games he listed are in fact still on that list. Just check r/crackwatch to see that most of the 4.9 games have yet to be cracked along with 5.1 which was used I think only with assassin's creed odyssey


That's a good point. Just because a version of DRM is cracked doesn't mean that all of the games using it are cracked as well. Although it does stand to reason that as the base DRM is busted that any game with that version of it would be crackable with a bit of effort.
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