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How to remove Doom Eternal Denuvo anti-cheat

Are you wondering how to remove Doom Eternal Denuvo anti-cheat? The recent addition of this new kernel-level driver in Doom Eternal might be something you don’t want on your system. There is a way to remove it safely, but you could also end up dealing with some problems.

A warning about removing Denuvo anti-cheat from Doom Eternal

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Before we get into how to remove Doom Eternal Denuvo anti-cheat, it’s important to mention one issue with its removal: you might not be able to play multiplayer any longer.

ALSO: Why the Doom Eternal Denuvo update is making people angry

Understandably, the whole reason for anti-cheat being put into a game is to prevent people from using hacks or exploits. It would be a pretty poor system if people could just uninstall the anti-cheat and keep playing, so I’m pretty confident that you will be unable to play Doom Eternal’s multiplayer at all if you uninstall Denuvo anti-cheat.

It could be even worse than that. You may not be able to play the game at all. Anti-cheat systems are often heavily integrated, and you may have to give up the game if you don’t want to deal with Denuvo.

While Denuvo anti-cheat isn’t exactly loved by players, the patch notes for Doom Eternal Update 1 state that the anti-cheat only starts when the game launches and closes down when you’re not playing anymore. It shouldn’t — emphasis on shouldn’t — cause problems with any of your other games or programs, but it could be an issue. If you don’t mind any potential lower framerate or other problems, it may be a good idea to leave it alone.

Here’s how to remove Doom Eternal Denuvo anti-cheat

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If you don’t mind being unable to play multiplayer (or possibly the game itself), then here’s how to remove Doom Eternal Denuvo anti-cheat. Thankfully, it’s a pretty simple process.

Here’s how to remove Doom Eternal Denuvo anti-cheat:

  1. Open up Windows Control panel.
  2. Go to “Programs and Features.”
  3. Find Denuvo anti-cheat in the list and uninstall it.

And that’s it, you’re done!

One final note: uninstalling Doom Eternal will also automatically remove Denuvo anti-cheat unless you bought the game through the Bethesda.net launcher. If you did, you’ll have to manually remove the anti-cheat solution as described above.