Denuvo and VMProtect allegedly responsible for high CPU load in Assassin’s Creed Origins

Denuvo and VMProtect allegedly to blame for high CPU load in Assassin's Creed Origins

Assassin's Creed Origins

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Ubisoft moves to the copy-guns and tried to preserve Assassin's Creed Origins by all means before crackers. But that apparently drives the CPU load in the air.

Recently, the open-world adventure Assassin's Creed Origins has appeared now report numerous players in the network of an enormously high processor utilization. According to a report of the website TorrentFreak the cause should be established in the copy protection method that Ubisoft has implemented to protect the game against crackers. Thus, a combination of the copy protection software Denuvo and VMProtect is used.

VMProtect protects Denuvo, Denuvo protects Game

Denuvo itself is not a pure copy protection, but also ensures the protection mechanisms of Steam, Origin or uPlay from (anti-tamper software). This is done through random prompted test that implements Denuvo in the program code of a game. Galt Denuvo initially be particularly difficult to be cracked, various cracker groups have now found ways to make Denuvo in any games in no time harmless - this cracked versions Denuvo-protected games appear now directly to or in some cases even before the publication in relevant sharing ,

Therefore, Ubisoft has now apparently decided to VMProtect yet to put it over Denuvo, which in turn should prevent reverse engineering of Denuvo codes. TorrentFreak makes in his article the Cracker "Voksi" to speak, of about aushebelte the copy of the game Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus, and so before the launch provided a cracked version.

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Assassin's Creed Origins (15 photos)

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"Up to 40 percent performance loss due to copy protection"

According Voksi the Denuvo-VMProtect link is to decrease the game performance of Assassin's Creed Origins by 30 to 40 percent. This was the reason why the utilization climb to 100 percent of quad-core processors.

Away from the statements of the cracker remains unclear whether and to what degree the high capacity utilization actually emanates from the used copy - it would have to compare the original version with a DRM-free directly.

However Denuvo was already in the past in the criticism, reduce game performance. So the used while playing Rime Denuvo-4 copy protection led an earlier According to the report by while playing millions of queries, which led to a high CPU load. The developers eventually removed the copy when the first cracked piracy came into the net.

Ubisoft has the allegations so far not publicly commented.(Mfi)