Capcom has released an update for Resident Evil Village that, according to the company, includes optimizations for the game’s anti-piracy technique. The game is equipped with DRM from Denuvo and it turned out that the game runs better with a crack.
Users on Steam are reporting a 1GB update , but patch notes have not appeared. Capcom writes on Twitter that an update has been released that contains ‘optimizations’ for the anti-piracy technique. The publisher does not provide further details about this, but the DRM has in any case not been removed from the game. According to a Steam user, after the update, both Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM v11 and Capcom Anti-Tamper v3 are still present in the game.
It is not yet clear to what extent the update brings improvements to the performance of the PC version. The update was released at 3 a.m. Dutch time. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the PC version of Resident Evil Village performs better when players play a pirated copy with a crack. Capcom then said it was investigating the issues and promised improvements .
It is more common for the performance of games with Denuvo copy protection to be negatively affected. YouTube channel Overlord Gaming paid attention to this in an extensive benchmark session in 2018. The Denuvo DRM is often removed from games after some time. Sometimes that happens after the appearance of a crack. That is not the case with Resident Evil Village yet.
In addition to ‘drm optimizations’, the update also adds support for AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution technique , or FSR. That is a technique to increase the frame rate by rendering the game in a lower resolution and then upscaling to the target resolution.