Square Enix has recently removed the Denuvo DRM from the PC port of their turn-based JRPG Octopath Traveler II, as detected on Steam Database. Additionally, the title’s official Steam page no longer displays it as present.
For those unaware, Denuvo DRM is an infamous anti-tampering tool usually associated with making games perform worse than they should. Square Enix does have a history of removing Denuvo from select games months after release, with one of the most recent examples being Star Ocean The Divine Force and their strategy JRPG The DioField Chronicle. Additionally, Valkyrie Elysium and Triangle Strategy, as well as Forspoken, all had this functionality removed too.
Octopath Traveler II is now available for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
- In case you missed it, check out our full review of the game on Nintendo Switch.
Throughout this ambitious sequel, players control eight main characters who all face their own unique plights in different parts of Solistia. Further, they all boast unique Jobs, abilities, and even specific stories where duos of the cast interact with each other far more.
This feature was implemented following feedback from the first entry. Regarding gameplay specifics, every party member now has two Path Actions, changed depending on the time of day, adding further character variety and strategy to consider when on the road and in towns.
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