RAGE 2 doesn’t use Denuvo on the Bethesda Store – Steam users receive inferior version

RAGE 2 doesn't use Denuvo on the Bethesda Store - Steam users Receive inferior version

RAGE 2 doesn’t use Denuvo on the Bethesda Store – Steam users receive an inferior version

It has been confirmed that RAGE 2 ships with Denuvo’s anti-temper tech on Steam, but strangely, the game doesn’t ship with the same protections on Bethesda’s standalone launcher, giving Steam users an inferior version of the game. 

For years, Denuvo inclusion in video games has been a controversial subject, with the program sapping some performance from games while having a notable impact on loading times. 

The problem here is that Bethesda is offering PC gamers a two-tiered experience, providing those who do not use their storefront a more restricted version of RAGE 2, effectively punishing Steam users for avoiding their platform. Our hope is that Bethesda will remove Denuvo from the Steam version of RAGE 2, as otherwise, the publisher is being unfair to a large proportion of its paying customers.

RAGE 2 doesn't use Denuvo on the Bethesda Store - Steam users Receive inferior version  

What’s the point of protecting RAGE 2 with Denuvo is there is another version that lacks the same protections? RAGE 2 is no safer from piracy when Denuvo is only applied to the game’s Steam version. 

You can join the discussion on RAGE 2 shipping with Denuvo on Steam and without it on Bethesda.net on the OC3D Forums.