Does Diablo 4 have Denuvo or DRM protection?

Does Diablo 4 have Denuvo or DRM protection?
Amaar Chowdhury Updated on by

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If you’re wondering if Diablo 4 has Denuvo or DRM protection – we’re going to go over everything you need to know right here.

Denuvo is anti-tamper software, and is also a form of DRM protection. This stands for Digital Rights Management, and is used to prevent piracy and cheating in-game. However, while the intentions for Denuvo and DRM protection are undoubtedly in the best interest for the game developers and the people who put hard work into the game, it’s seen as very controversial due to the alleged performance impacts in-game.

Some games have had Denuvo removed from their protection, such as Dishonored 2, and results have proved that performance increases dramatically following this update. So – there’s a huge contingent of gamers interested in finding out if Denuvo is going to be featured in Diablo 4, or any type of DRM protection for that matter, due to the performance impact it might have.

Does Diablo 4 have Denuvo or DRM?

There’s no easy way to tell if a game has Denuvo, as it’s usually software hidden inside the game files. We’re not going to be able to know for certain if Diablo 4 has Denuvo (specifically) until it launches.

However – we might be able to figure out if it has DRM protection based on what we do already know about the game from the beta period.

Firstly – Diablo 4 is an online only game, meaning that you’re not going to be able to log into the game, nor get onto any of the servers, without an active internet connection. This doesn’t specifically tell us that there is going to be Denuvo, however online only protection is a form of DRM protection. Pirates of the game will not be able to access it due to their inauthentic accounts, which sort of answers the question.

How to tell if Diablo 4 has Denuvo

Once the game launches on June 6th, you’re going to be able to find out the nature of DRM or Denuvo protection based on the game’s file-size. As we saw with Jedi Survivor’s Denuvo situation, once the game was launched people were able to use hex editor’s to see the game’s launcher size. The inflated file-size is usually an accurate indicator of Denuvo or DRM.