Watch Dogs 2 will use Denuvo, Ubisoft guarantees the game will run smoothly

Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
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Watch Dogs 2 is a challenging game that lets you play as Marcus, a brilliant young hacker, and join the most notorious hacker group, DedSec. Your objective: execute the biggest hack of history and take down ctOS 2.0, an invasive operating system being used by criminal masterminds to monitor and manipulate citizens.

The game allows you to hack into every connected device and take control of the city. You can hack people to manipulate them and unleash new massive hacks. You will get access to advanced hacking possibilities so that you can become one of the most feared hackers in history.

When it comes to the Watch Dogs 2 game itself, hackers will definitely have a hard time breaking its security. Ubisoft confirmed that Watch Dogs 2 will use an anti-tamper solution by Denuvo. The company guarantees that the game’s overall performance won’t be affected by Denuvo’s tools.

Watch Dogs 2, like all Ubisoft PC games, will use an anti-tamper solution by Denuvo. Watch Dogs 2 requires a one-time online activation upon installation — an industry standard practice — and then can be played offline. […]Denuvo’s anti-tamper has no perceptible effect on game performance. For further information, please refer to

Watch Dogs 2 potential customers quickly reacted to this piece of news and there’s even a Steam forum thread named “Denuvo=No buy“. Gamers accuse Denove of using anti-consumer practices, and fear Watch Dogs 2 won’t run properly because of the presence of these anti-hacking solutions.

Remember stay safe don’t buy Denuvo game – especially when it kills SSD and over priced. If you’re so desperate buy WD2 when it’s on 90% discount in summer sale.

Do you think Denuvo is going to ruin the Watch Dogs 2 gaming experience? Are you still planning to purchase the game?


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@ICrappedMyPants… what a loser! you have to cheat at this game. Well, I do get the irony, but still… such a poser.

Why do you care what gamers do… next, you will say you are part of the PC Master Race. Playing in your parents basement, making yourself a first person shooter, are we?

It’s getting hot in here…. The flame wars are starting, with these people, you better get your diapers and super soakers… let the fun begin.

I’m sure one of those groups will find a way to bypass the protection. I don’t get why people care so much, I mean, unless you are cheating in multiplayer, otherwise, leave people to their own devices. Maybe someone likes more of an interactive story than a challenge, or maybe like to see the ridiculousness of sending 1,000 troops after a single enemy, or hates stupid mini games that are so rampant (along with those stupid collector gimmicks) that don’t add to the game play and are just obnoxious.

This game has Denuvo so it’s no buy for me. I will wait for a sale a year or so from now. Look how well The Witcher 3 sold and they do not use Denuvo. CD Projekt Red cares about their customers and will not resort to using software that may compromise the performance of their games. As a result PC game players love their company and their games and won’t hesitate to shell out 80 bucks.

i agree with you for the most part while denuvo has proven it doesnt kill SSD or HHD or HD in general they fact that they use it for anti piracy is stupid are they that scared to let us try a game before committing out hard earned money for it? they need to bring demos back if thats the case cus all this is doing is showing me there scared people wont like it or buy it there for ill wait till its cracked to play it and try it especially with there shoddy practices or releasing games that dont work

I tried to explain to people that they should release demos of games for the same reasons you just said, and I just get called a dirty pirate. Nobody cares that the company doesn’t have enough belief in their own game to do it, and go as far as letting nobody see what they’re buying into. Sad, this is the way the gaming industry has become. In a way though it’s the consumers that have let it happen.