Pirated PC Version of Resident Evil Village Runs Better Apparently

You Wouldn’t Download a Village, Would You?

Moral dilemma time. Would you sacrifice the quality of a product for its security? Resident Evil Village runs pretty well on all its supporting platforms, but there are some stuttering issues on PC. These usually happen where there is a lot going on on the screen, such as being attacked by enemies, which is probably the worst time to experience that.

Now apparently, a pirated version of Resident Evil Village on PC runs better than the legitimate version. The group known as EMPRESS released the cracked version of the game. People much smarter than your ol’ pal Zane have tested the pirated and paid copies of the game and have determined that EMPRESS’ version does run better.

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EMPRESS alleges that the two security measures that Capcom uses to protect their game are what cause the stuttering. These two measures are the Denuvo anti-cheat software and Capcom Anti-Tamper V3, which can use up a significant amount of CPU. Whether or not those are really what causes the stuttering is debatable, but again, people have done the tests.

Though these stuttering issues have persisted since the launch of the game in May, it has taken a pirated release for Capcom to actually address this issue. They say that a patch is being worked on for the PC version and more information will be given soon.

Resident Evil Village has recently surpassed 4.5 million copies sold across all platforms. It’s unclear what portion of that number has been PC users, but if this patch comes soon, it will affect quite a few fans. Resident Evil Village is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Stadia.

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