Bethesda accidentally shipped Doom Eternal with a DRM-free executable

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  1. Calliers

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    It was confirmed earlier this week once the review embargo lifted that Doom Eternal would use anti-tamper technology Denuvo to help slow piracy out of the gate. Once users had a chance to poke around the game files, however, they discovered a DRM-free executable sitting right there in plain sight – in a folder labeled “original,” nonetheless.

    According to this Reddit user, the primary executable weighed in at 369 MB and could be found in the main game folder. In the subfolder, there was a smaller 67 MB executable that could easily be copied to the main folder to overwrite the Denuvo executable.

    From there, all you had to do was launch the game, create a Bethesda account (this appears to be a mandatory step although according to Ars Technica, crackers have already discovered a workaround to enable a fully offline experience) and start playing.
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    Mistake my ass.
     
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    Sabotage?

    I watched the LGR's review of the game, I love the graphics and it's so gory that it's nearly funny, but I don't think that it's a title for me. I get too stressed out and with the gore, the grotesqueness and the fast pace... I don't think I'd enjoy it. Although I am strangely drawn to it.
     
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    Played DOOM 2016 and the fast pace is fun fun fun. I'm telling you it is totally bonkers. As for the gore, I'm pretty much desensitized to the point that now video game gore doesn't disturb me too much. As long as it isn't as bad as that game Agony, oh my goodness that game is gory. And it has naked people running around too.
     
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    Wait, you need to be online to play this game? Is that PC only?
     
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    All versions, although there is a work around if you read the article. Whether you want to go through this process is up to you. And yes, I know you are going to buy the game and not crack it.

    Not to say I crack any games myself.
     
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    If the above is true, I am not going to buy the game.
     

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