Denuvo Anti-Cheat becomes part of Steam – what does that mean?

Denuvo Anti-Cheat becomes part of Steam- What does that Mean?

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Steam no longer only relies on VAC for Anti-Cheat.

Steam now offers a new feature that they want to make life difficult for cheaters. Every developer now has the option of integrating Denuvo Anti-Cheat into their titles via Steamworks. This should make it easier for many studios to use this measure against fraudsters in their games.

With this, Denuvo Anti-Cheat is now providing a Alternative to Valve’s in-house VAC that game developers have always been able to integrate into their own titles using Steamworks.

What exactly is Denuvo Anti-Cheat?

According to the developer of the anti-cheat tool, it is able to detect all kinds of cheats such as aim bots and wallhacks with the help of hardware solutions and machine learning. Starting with drivers to other common fraud attempts.

How does Denuvo Anti-Cheat work? As soon as Denuvo detects a cheat, it reports it to a web app that developers and publishers can access at any time. For example, they can identify which unfair methods the cheaters use most often. According to Denuvo, this should not affect the gaming experience.

The first game with Denuvo Anti-Cheat: The technology itself was released back in 2019. The first game she used was Doom Eternal from 2020, but only for a short time. In the meantime it has been removed again via update.

Anti-Cheat is not a DRM

Most players will be familiar with Denuvo for its DRM called Denuvo Anti-Tamper. This has often come under criticism in the past. The anti-cheat tool did but nothing to do with this technology. While the former protects games from unauthorized software piracy, the latter wants to prevent cheating in multiplayer mode.

Is Denuvo a kernel level anti-cheat? Since the release of Valorant, anti-cheat measures that have access to the kernel of your system have come under criticism from many players. Denuvo-Anti-Cheat is currently not supposed to operate on the hypervisor level like many other comparable tools. However, as the Techraptor website learned in an interview with Denuvo, that will change in the future.

Brent Dubin
Brent Dubin, known as the Gaming Giant among Globe Live Media staff, is the chief Gaming Reporter for Globe Live Media. Having attended all the major events of Gaming around the World, he is sure to give you exactly the update related to gaming World you are looking for.