Denuvo has been removed from Back 4 Blood

Denuvo’s controversial anti-tamper technology has been removed from Back 4 Blood

Back 4 Blood has received a new game update, one that removes Denuvo from the game and brings in an Easy Anti-Cheat fix for Steam Deck users. This update should allow players on Steam Deck to access the game as normal.

The removal of Denuvo from Back 4 Blood isn’t a documented change to the game, but it didn’t take long for gamers to notice the change. This update has notably decreased the size of Back 4 Blood’s executables on PC, which happens most times Denuvo is removed from a game.

Why do PC gamers hate Denuvo?

Denuvo is a controversial anti-tamper technology that is designed to prevent the piracy of PC games. While preventing piracy is a positive thing for developers, Denuvo’s technology has been found to negatively affect the performance of games. Additionally, it also interferes with the modding of many games, another factor that makes the technology unpopular. Most conversations about Denuvo online involve PC gamers expressing their dislike of the anti-tamper technology. With this in mind, we can see why removing Denuvo’s tech from games is seen as a popular move.

Last month, Denuvo was removed from Ghostwire Tokyo, and earlier this year Denuvo was removed from The Callisto Protocol. Denuvo was also removed from Resident Evil: Village last year.

Has removing Denuvo boosted the PC performance of Back 4 Blood?

So far there have been no reports of notable performance gains as a result of the game’s Denuvo removing update. Sadly, we have not pre-patch performance data for this game, which makes us unable to do comparative testing.

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