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Bethesda has officially removed Denuvo from the Steam version of RAGE 2


Man, what a roller coaster this has been. While testing the review code, we’ve discovered that Avalanche has implemented the Denuvo anti-tamper tech in RAGE 2 (even though Bethesda hadn’t listed Denuvo on the game’s Steam store page). This, obviously, frustrated a lot of PC gamers who felt cheated by the publisher.

Not only that, but the Bethesda store version did not use this controversial anti-tamper tech, something that puzzled a lot of gamers. However, here we are today with Bethesda completely removing Denuvo from the Steam version too.

According to the release notes, the first PC patch for RAGE 2 removes the Denuvo DRM, enables Crash Reporter for error reporting, fixes occasional crash related to Scaleform and crashes on startup, as well as an issue where users would always default to English.

We’ve tested the Denuvo-free version and while the game loads faster now, there is no noticeable performance differences between the Denuvo and the Denuvo-free versions.

As always, Steam will download this patch the next time you launch its client, and you can find its complete changelog below.

RAGE 2 PC Hotfix May 16

  • Removes Denuvo DRM (We saw a few requests.) 
  • Enables Crash Reporter for error reporting
  • Fixes occasional crash related to Scaleform
  • Fixes occasional crash on startup 
  • Fixes issue where users would always default to English

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