If you own Doom Eternal on PC and you haven't updated, do NOT update.

 
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
Bethesda is up to their usual shenanigans again.
If you have the game on PC and you haven't updated, do NOT update.

https://bethesda.net/community/topic/407885/why-you-should-remove-doom-eternal-from-your-pc-immediately/
https://forum.level1techs.com/t/doom-eternal-adds-ring-0-access-denuvo-anti-cheat-screwing-all-proton-users-over/157134
https://old.reddit.com/r/Doom/comments/gjzi01/why_you_should_remove_doom_eternal_denuvo/

It's strongly recommended that you don't run this on your system because ring 0 zero level affects the kernel of your operating system which is an extreme security risk and can give hackers access to your entire operating system if exploited. They say it only activates when in multiplayer, however it is unfortunately it is currently affecting single player as well.

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CLARIFICATION:  Denuvo Anti-Tamper is NOT the same as Denuvo Anti-Cheat.

Denuvo Anti-Tamper (henceforth DAT) is software used to obfuscate code during the compiling process. This makes it harder for pirates/crackers to crack the software through reverse engineering. This software has no bearing on the operating system but is built into the executable. It may cause game performance issues at times but that is the extent of it. DAT is what people generally are talking about when they say a game has "Denuvo".

Denuvo Anti-Cheat (henceforth DAC) is the new anti-cheat introduced with update 1. It is an EXTREMELY invasive anti-cheat software that runs at ring-0 (kernel level) of your operating system. Read the thread for more information

Please do not make the error of thinking these two things are the same.


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Software should be designed to utilize the highest numbered ring, that is, using the least amount of privileges that it needs to function properly. Most applications operate in ring 3 as they do not need low level access to function. Lower level software such as device drivers usually operate somewhere in ring 1 or 2 as they need more access to the operating system than your average application.

Ring 0 is reserved for the kernel. The kernel is the central part of the operating system which has complete control over everything in the system. Without the kernel the OS would not function. It is the single most fundamental part of any operating system as it controls the absolute basics such as Input/Output.You know the dreaded blue-screen of death? That is what is formally known as a kernel panic. A kernel panic occurs when the kernel encounters an unrecoverable error.

Read the Bethesda thread for the rest.
Console is not affected obviously.
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"If you have Doom Eternal on PC and you haven't updated, do NOT update."

i probably would've made this your title, in case somebody doesn't know what kernel anti-0 level ring means
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
Also the update has butchered all the hard work ID put into optimizing their game and is leaving countless players with massive performance drops and many with their game in an unplayable state.

gg bethesda.

"If you have Doom Eternal on PC and you haven't updated, do NOT update."

i probably would've made this your title, in case somebody doesn't know what kernel anti-0 level ring means
Good point, I'll change it.


 
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We knew the world would not be the same.
A few people laughed, a few people cried, most people were silent.
I remembered the line from the Hindu scripture, the Bhagavad-Gita.
Vishnu is trying to persuade the Prince that he should do his duty
and to impress him takes on his multi-armed form and says,
"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.."
I suppose we all thought that one way or another.
btw if you purchased the game on steam you should be able to request a refund, adding intrusive software in the game is a valid reason to get your money back


 
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so is this like a rootkit or something

i remember when the same thing happened to SFV, pretty crazy stuff


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Hey.
I came here from b.net after a few Floods invited me. None of them post on either b.net nor here anymore, which is sad. I was still active on b.net until for some bizarre reason, b.net admins locked out people who have not played Destiny. Even if you wanted to post on the offtopic section. After that, I fully moved here and have not returned to b.net since.
Please come play Halo with me.
/r/doom is going ape about this since yesterday.


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In less than 5 years Bethesda has broken pretty much all of the well earned trust they had with players and are continuing to be one of the most anti consumer companies out there.

What the fuck happened to them? Did a change in management or direction from Zenimax do this?


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so is this like a rootkit or something

i remember when the same thing happened to SFV, pretty crazy stuff

It's exactly a rootkit. Another game called Valorant has also recently done this for it's Anti-cheat too. These companies are getting rediculous.