Denuvo causes Dishonored 2 to load slowly, users complain
When Bethesda announced Dishonored 2 would come with Denuvo, gamers were generally unsatisfied. The fact that they wouldn’t be able to play the game on as many devices as they wanted angered a lot of people. However, it seems the Denuvo system is making even more of a mess.
Namely, some users report on the Steam Community forums that Denuvo slows the game at startup. Here’s what some of them say:
“Everytime we launch Dishonored 2 the Denuvo loading screen, (the very first loading screen you get after launching the game), is loading so slow I timed it to one to two minutes at worst. The game have been doing this since we got it and no improvement yet. Sometimes but not often enough it can load a bit faster which appears to depend on what type of connection you have.”
According to other users, this problem can be solved by disabling the Firewall in Windows. So, if you’re experiencing the problem with a slow loading screen, try doing this. However, not everyone has confirmed this solution is legitimate, so we can’t guarantee it will work.
In case you’re not familiar, Denuvo is a security technology that protects video games from being illegally copied and distributed. Denuvo has proven to be very effective in protecting AAA games from being pirated. Many large developers have started using this system. EA Sports and the recent games from the FIFA series are the best examples. In Dishonored 2‘s case, the system allows the game to be installed only on up to five PCs.
What do you think about the use of Denuvo in Dishonored 2? Have you noticed any performance issues caused by this feature? Let us know in the comments.
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