Latest version of Denuvo copy protection lasts for more than a month already – is it uncrackable?

Posted 28 November 2017 05:30 CET by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Games protected by a newer version of the Denuvo copy protection from the Austrian company with the same name, are better protected against cracking than older versions. The latest Denuvo version, reportedly numbered 4.7, hasn’t been cracked so far.

An example of a popular game that is protected by Denuvo 4.7 is Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Origins which was released a month ago. Besides with Denuvo, the game is also protected with VMProtect, a protection developed by Russian VMPSoft.

At first sight it seems the combination of both Denuvo and VMProtect is a winning team. However Ubisoft’s Watch_Dogs 2 is protected by the new Denuvo version alone and also hasn’t been cracked. This makes us believe that the latest version of Denuvo by itself protects games very well.

The fact that no Denuvo protected games have been cracked within a month is surprising. Previously nearly all Denuvo games were cracked within a month after their release, sometimes even within hours.

Initially Denuvo appeared to be uncrackable, the Chinese game cracking group 3DM even stated the copy protection could end game piracy.

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