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Bethesda adds multiplayer bots to Doom, removes Denuvo anti-piracy technology
Friday December 9th 2016 - 11:00 GMT
Bethesda adds multiplayer bots to Doom, removes Denuvo anti-piracy technology
Friday 9 December 2016 - 11:00 GMT

With a new update for the shooter game Doom Bethesda Softworks has added bots to the multiplayer component of the game. The update also removes the anti-piracy technology Denuvo from the game.

The new update for the game adds new content, fixes several bugs and tweaks existing content. Most noticable changes include the introducing of a new multiplayer game mode called Infernal Run, in which teams fight to obtain the ball and score in the opponent’s goal.
Another noteworthy change is the introduction of bots in the Team Deathmatch and Deathmatch multiplayer game modes.

According to game cracking enthousiasts the new update also removed anti-piracy technology Denuvo from the game. The reason for removing the anti-piracy technology is most likely related to the fact that the game was cracked last September.

On Reddit a user who claims to work for a game development studio notes that game developers do not have to pay a license fee for the use of Denuvo if games protected by it are cracked within the first three months of its release, as long as the technology is removed from the game within the three month period.

Because the technology is now no longer used the game will be more easily modifiable and players who have had issues connecting with the Denuvo servers to play the game will find their purchase to launch without issues now.

Doom Update 5 changelog

Multiplayer: Teams fight to obtain the ball and score in the opponent's goal.
Multiplayer: Added Bots for multiplayer.
Multiplayer: Bots are available on original multiplayer maps in Team Deathmatch and Deathmatch game modes.
Multiplayer: Increased the maximum level cap to Echelon 11, level 50.
Multiplayer: Added the DOOM Marine Armor (Praetor Suit) as unlockable perk for achieving maximum multiplayer level cap.
General: Resolved an issue where rapid controller input caused unusually high shotgun damage.
SnapMap: You can now play as the DOOM Marine in Praetor Suit Armor.
SnapMap: Added over 30 Lazarus Lab–themed modules.
SnapMap: Added Lazarus Lab–themed props.
SnapMap: Improved Object Limits.
SnapMap: Persistent Integer variables that can be passed between missions within a campaign.
SnapMap: Save and restore your health/armor/ammo/weapons/equipment/max weapon slots/inventory.
SnapMap: Added the ability to Get and Set Score.
SnapMap: You can now access the Leaderboard Score in the HUD.
SnapMap: Added new (first-person view) Player Camera Entity.
SnapMap: Added camera rumble FX and sounds.
SnapMap: Added new player modifiers.
SnapMap: Ledge grab time, power-up time, barrel damage, equipment cool down.
SnapMap: Plasma weapon mastery.
SnapMap: Additional single-player Interactables.
SnapMap: New single-player styled Objective HUD.
SnapMap: Added single-player Compass.
SnapMap: General single-player consistency pass on HUD.
SnapMap: Added more POI options.
SnapMap: Show distance, show on compass.
SnapMap: Updated victory and post-match summary screens.
SnapMap: More interactable and customizable GUI.
SnapMap: Added animated Echo Events.
SnapMap: Added new FX/hazards.
SnapMap: Added % encounter complete listener to encounters.
SnapMap: Ability to remove AI from finished encounters and events.
SnapMap: Ability to remove unspawned AI from the AIC.
SnapMap: Added ability to turn off bobbing on pickups to place them however you want.
SnapMap: Editor improvement to hide/show types of objects.
SnapMap: Editor improvement to lock rotation when moving objects.
SnapMap: Editor improvement to disable snapping of objects to the floor.
SnapMap: Added armor Customizations and Taunts.
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Raymond Bakker
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