PAYDAY 3 Update Announcement States That Denuvo Has Been Removed Ahead of Its September 21 Release

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A new PAYDAY 3 update announcement has revealed that the controversial anti-tamper/DRM technology has been removed. The news comes mere days ahead of the game’s September 21 release for PC and consoles which is a little surprising given the short window before launch. One of the theories behind the decision is that perhaps since the game is mostly played online having Denuvo wouldn’t be needed in the first place. However, it is unusual for the game’s publisher, Deep Silver, to allow this.


“From what we know, Deep Silver is not one of the publishers that remove this controversial anti-tamper tech from their older titles. For instance, Dead Island 2 still uses Denuvo. So, the fact that they have removed Denuvo from PAYDAY 3 is a bit surprising. On the other hand, PAYDAY 3 is mainly an online game, so it made no sense to use Denuvo in the first place.”

Meanwhile, the PAYDAY 3 update announcement is straightforward about the decision even if no reason is given regarding it.

New post-launch plans including DLC and characters were revealed last week. It has also been reported that PAYDAY 3 will feature microtransactions. The game will launch using the Unreal 4 engine but it has been said that a future update will bring it to Unreal 5.

PAYDAY 3 Live-Action Short

Ever wondered what a live-action adaption of PAYDAY might look like well wonder no more as Starbreeze Entertainment released a “Follow The Money” teaser film to promote the new game.

Description (per YouTube):

“PAYDAY 3 is the much anticipated sequel to one of the most popular co-op shooters ever. Since its release, PAYDAY-players have been reveling in the thrill of a perfectly planned and executed heist. That’s what makes PAYDAY a high-octane, co-op FPS experience without equal.”

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