Last week we reported that DOOM Eternal gamers were suffering from major performance issues due to the Denuvo Anti-Cheat software. Users reported major frame rate issues, stuttering, crashes and more preventing them from playing the shooter. After a few days of testing, id Software has announced they will be removing the Denuvo Anti-Cheat software from DOOM Eternal in the next update. In addition, id Software touched on the situation at hand by claiming Bethesda did not force them to use the software.
The update was shared on Reddit where DOOM Eternal Executive Producer Marty Stratton shared the latest update on the game. According to Marty, id Software will remove Denuvo from the game in update 1.1. While the studio has struggled to find the source of the bugs, they claim the performance issues stem from a VRAM allocation change implemented in the latest update.
Keep in mind that the anti-cheat software may be patched in again at a later date after testing has been conducted and the bugs have been ironed out. DOOM Eternal’s multiplayer mode relies on the Denuvo software in order to deliver a cheat-free experience for players. The latest update will remove the software, change a load of code and revert the experience to the way it was before.