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Rage 2 May 16 Hotfix Update Patch Notes | Has Denuvo DRM been removed?

A brand-new, PC exclusive Rage 2 update has gone live today, May 16. While it may be small, the Rage 2 May 16 Hotfix update brings with it many important fixes that PC players will be sure to enjoy. This includes the removal of everyone’s least favorite thing: Denuvo DRM. Skip to the end of the guide to read through the complete list of Rage 2 May 16 Hotfix update patch notes. Alternatively, take the scenic route and enjoy the highlights below.

Rage 2 May 16 Hotfix Update Patch Notes | Highlights

Rage 2 May 16 Hotfix Update Patch Notes

As stated above, although this may seem like a small update at first, it is actually a rather mighty one for PC owners. It removes that pesky Denuvo DRM, right off the bat. This hotfix should prove very useful for Rage 2 PC players across the board.

Rage 2 Denuvo DRM Removed

Ever since Rage 2 released on PC, players have taken to whatever platform they can find to raise their voices against the inclusion of Denuvo DRM. Bethesda and Avalanche Studios, however, have heard your voices. Denuvo DRM has now been completely removed from Rage 2 on PC. This is great new all around for everyone concerned.

Crash Fixes

As part of the May 16 hotfix update for Rage 2, several of the game’s crashing errors have been fixed. The occasional crash upon startup error should now be fixed. So too, should the occasional crash related to Scaleform. Nothing, however, appears to have been fixed regarding the crash to desktop while scrolling through in-game menus error.

Alongside the crash fixes, though, is a new Crash Reporter function. If Rage 2 crashes, you should now be able to report what happened thanks to the Crash Reporter.

Other Fixes

On top of the crash fixes and Denuvo DRM removal, a couple more fixes have been included in the hotfix. Razer Chroma effects, for example, are now turned on as default. Launching the game through should now no longer default Rage 2 to English, either.

Rage 2 May 16 Hotfix Update Patch Notes

Rage 2 May 16 Hotfix Update Patch Notes

The full list of Rage 2 May 16 Hotfix update patch notes can be read below, courtesy of the Rage 2 Steam page:

  • Removes Denuvo DRM (We saw a few requests.)
  • Enables Crash Reporter for error reporting
  • Fixes occasional crash related to Scaleform
  • Fixes occasional crash on startup
  • Fixes issue where users would always default to English
  • Razer Chroma effects enabled by default