Warner Bros. and Monolith Productions' Middle-earth: Shadow of War was protected from piracy by Denuvo's popular anti-tampering software when it released on Tuesday.
The Denuvo anti-piracy protection is not completely useless, some games like last year's Federation Internationale de Football Association go months without getting cracked - Denuvo's protection is different for every game after all. Rather, Denuvo is meant to delay that inevitability, protecting games as long as possible after their launch. Denuvo once was a rough nut and not any more, it seems. But 2017 has seen a very different trend developing, one that's likely got Denuvo and the developers and publishers who've used it feeling none-too-happy. Games like Rime and Tekken 7 were also cracked in just a few days. Creative Assembly and Sega's Total War: Warhammer II and Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 were both also cracked very shortly after release. Shadow of War follows the footsteps of Total War: Warhammer 2 and Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 when it comes to protection against piracy.