Shadow of the Tomb Raider runs better without Denuvo and could hit the Epic Store

It’s been a long time since the latest add-on content for Shadow of the Tomb Raider was released, but the developers haven’t forgotten about the latest Lara Croft adventure and released a new patch for the PC version.

There are several interventions operated by this patch. For starters, the Denuvo protection system has been removed from Shadow of the Tomb Raider. The editorial staff of DSOG immediately took the ball to carry out a series of tests, discovering that now the title runs better: the editorial staff has tested scenarios potentially capable of causing a bottleneck to the CPU (Denuvo notoriously overloads the processor) , discovering a slight improvement in fps to 1080p / high details and a conspicuous improvement in framerate to 1080p / low details, with higher average values ​​of 17fps. This means that without the impact of Denuvo, owners of older CPUs benefit the most. With hyper-threading disabled, the framerate even improves by 30fps!

In addition to removing Denuvo (a change that wasn’t actually mentioned in the changelog), the patch also updated NVIDIA DLSS to the latest version, improved ray traced shadows, fixed some compatibility issues with Intel GPUs, and updated the infrastructure. multiplayer with Epic Online Services. This last novelty has attracted our curiosity, as it could represent the prelude to the arrival of the games of the Tomb Raider series on the Epic Games Store. Epic Online Services were recently added to Rise of the Tomb Raider as well.