Anti-piracy protection Denuvo is a common stone in the shoe not only of pirates but also of buyers of legal copies of games. Over time, we have all learned to live in coexistence with Denuv - we know that pirates usually hack it at some point, and developers themselves remove it after a while and enable better performance of games. But now comes the announcement that the Denuvo system will get an additional layer called SecureDLC.
Denuvo says that it is quite easy to bypass checks for additional game content, i.e. DLCs, on Steam and the Epic Games Store. Therefore, they are introducing anti-piracy protection that will specifically look out for optional content such as cosmetic items, weapons, characters, or upgrades that need to be purchased separately from the game itself.
Denuvo states that this is the first anti-piracy system for DLC and microtransaction models and offers it as such to all interested partners. There is no word yet on which games might use SecureDLC, but the service has already been launched and the future will tell how common it will be.