Denuvo DRM Removed from Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

The removal comes a few days after the digital rights management software encountered major issues, all of which contributed to game outages across the PC platform.

In case you missed it, just a few days ago, tons of reports surfaced with regards to some PC games being completely unplayable. The cause, as reported, was due to Denuvo, the always-controversial digital rights management (DRM) software that is found in many big AAA titles. While it has been proven time and time again that Denuvo does cripple performance heavily in some titles, that has not stopped major publishers from implementing it in their titles.

All of that said, this latest mishap from Denuvo seemed to have rocked quite a few of those publishers, as Electronic Arts has now removed the DRM from their single-player title Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

The report comes from DSO Gaming, and it appears that players on PC can now enjoy Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order without the intrusive digital rights management software. However, what’s even more interesting is the fact that the Denuvo outage may not have been the full catalyst for this move from Electronic Arts.

Intel’s new Alder Lake chips have been known to have numerous compatibility issues with games running Denuvo, with more than thirty titles in total being affected. One of the most prominent ones, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, still has Denuvo DRM, which means that gamers who have the new chips will most likely not be able to play it until such a time that Ubisoft either removes it or does something about these issues.

You can check out the full list of affected games below, as noted on Intel’s website:

The games listed below are known to be impacted by the Digital Rights Management (DRM) software issue with Windows 11*. The games listed in bold are expected to be patched sometime in mid-November with the upcoming Windows 11 update. We are working with developers to resolve issues with the rest of the games listed. In the meantime, the Scroll Lock workaround can be used.

This list will be updated as patches are released.

  • Anthem*
  • Bravely Default 2*
  • Fishing Sim World*
  • Football Manager 2019*
  • Football Manager Touch 2019*
  • Football Manager 2020*
  • Football Manager Touch 2020*
  • Legend of Mana*
  • Mortal Kombat 11*
  • Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 and 2*
  • Warhammer I*
  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla*
  • Far Cry Primal*
  • Fernbus Simulator*
  • For Honor*
  • Lost in Random*
  • Madden 22*
  • Maneater*
  • Need for Speed – Hot Pursuit Remastered*
  • Sea of Solitude*
  • Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order*
  • Tourist Bus Simulator*
  • Maneater*

For Windows 10, the games above are affected, and we are working with developers to get a patch. The games below are also affected. For the list below, you can update to Windows 11 or use the Scroll Lock workaround while we work to get this resolved. This list will also be updated as patches are released.

  • Ace Combat 7*
  • Assassins Creed Odyssey*
  • Assassins Creed Origins*
  • Code Vein*
  • eFootball 2021*
  • F1 2019*
  • Far Cry New Dawn*
  • FIFA 19*
  • FIFA 20*
  • Football Manager 2021*
  • Football Manager Touch 2021*
  • Ghost Recon Breakpoint*
  • Ghost Recon Wildlands*
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising*
  • Just Cause 4*
  • Life is Strange 2*
  • Madden 21*
  • Monopoly Plus*
  • Need For Speed Heat*
  • Scott Pilgrim vs The World*
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider*
  • Shinobi Striker*
  • Soulcalibur VI*
  • Starlink*
  • Team Sonic Racing*
  • Total War Saga – Three Kingdoms*
  • Train Sim World*
  • Train Sim World 2*
  • Wolfenstein Youngblood*

Kenneth Araullo

A writer specializing in video games, with two years of writing experience backed by a decade and a half of playing games. A PC Gamer and Dota 2 enthusiast at heart (will also take the occasional Switch title every now and then), he has reviewed multiple titles across many genres, and reported on many, many more.
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