Warner Bros removes Denuvo from Gotham Knights days after launch

Don't expect a huge framerate boost following Denuvo's removal

Warner Bros removes Denuvo from Gotham Knights days after launch

Denuvo has been removed from Gotham Knights, but it has not addressed the game's performance issues

Warner Bros Games released Gotham Knights on PC and current generation consoles on October 21st, and now, less than a week later, the company has patched the game remove to remove Denuvo's anti-tamper technology from the game. 

At launch, it became clear that Gotham Knights suffered from performance issues on PC, with many gamers reporting large framerate dips during gameplay. This is especially true when players traversed Gotham City in fast vehicles. Many PC games blamed Gotham Knights inclusion of Denuvo on these performance issues, as the anti-tamper/anti-piracy software places extra overhead on top of games, which can make them harder to run. 

In the past Denuvo has been proven to have a notable performance impact on games, leading many PC gamers to despise the software. In some cases, poorly implemented support for Denuvo can cause major performance issues within PC games, making the confirmation of Denuvo support an immediate black mark on most new PC game releases. 

Sadly, the removal of Denuvo has not addressed Gotham Knight's performance issues on PC, though its removal has resulted in a notable increase in the game's performance. CapFrameX has reported that average framerates have increased from 111.3 FPS to 120.7 FPS on his system with an Nvidia RTX 3090 GPU and an Intel i9-13900K CPU. However, CapFrameX has also stated that the game still suffers from major frame pacing and stuttering issues. Removing Denuvo has ot fixed Gotham Knight's performance issues on PC. 

Warner Bros removes Denuvo from Gotham Knights days after launch

(Image from CapFrameX)

Hopefully, future game patches will continue to improve Gotham Knights' performance on PC. Denuvo's removal is certainly a step in the right direction for Gotham Knights, but its removal was not the magic bullet that would address all of the game's performance woes. 

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