Doom Eternal's Denuvo anti-cheat measure on PC has been causing chaos for the game. Recently, the developers announced plans to remove it and have finally done so in the latest patch. Bethesda's latest update for the title, Patch 1.1, allows Denuvo to be uninstalled without affecting your ability to play Doom Eternal as normal. This update likely comes as a result of the amount of complaints against the anti-cheat software when it was implemented in Patch 1. id Software announced the update going live on Twitter and also mentioned other fixes relating to crashes. For those playing Doom Eternal on a console, you won't be affected by this.
Below are the official patch notes:
Patch 1 was more comprehensive and included a bunch of changes to the Battlemode experience, while the removal of the Denuvo anti-cheat is something that the community has been asking for. The anti-cheat was using a kernel-mode driver, and the manufacturer noted in a post about the software on its official site that the software's "invisibility could raise some eyebrows".Removed Denuvo Anti-Cheat integration
Use Windows add/remove programs to uninstall Denuvo Anti-Cheat
Fixes for PC Only
Fixed several crashes associated with customizable skins
Fixed memory-related crashes affecting some users
Reverted a VRAM allocation change that caused some users to experience degraded performance with Update 1
If you were previously put off from picking up Doom Eternal on PC because of the Denuvo anti-cheat, then rest assured, that won't be an issue anymore.