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Shadow of War's PC DRM was cracked in under 24 hours

Shadow of War's PC DRM was cracked in under 24 hours”

But PC players may not have to spend a dime to unlock these crates thanks to the PC's many cheat apps.

However, players can somewhat relax with the knowledge that the Middle Earth game seems to auto-save fairly frequently. The tool allows users to edit the game files to allow them to get an unlimited amount of Mirian, the game's silver tier currency which allows the purchase of silver-tier loot boxes. It's an especially unusual cheat since the ability to give yourself infinite uruk friends and gear makes the presence of premium loot boxes in a single-player game stand out as totally unnecessary.

I've reached out to Warner Bros. for a statement about this, and I'll update with any new information from the publisher.

It was only yesterday that Middle-earth: Shadow of War launched, but now the PC version has seen its DRM mechanism cracked.

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With the increasing prevalence of loot crates or loot boxes in games, and the controversy surrounding their alleged impropriety and similarities to gambling, it was only going to be a matter of time before the more "enterprising" of users found a way around them.

But is changing the value of a free in-game currency using cheats to earn unlimited digital items wrong if it shares the same market and item pool with the premium currency and loot? Some players are reporting that it works in the online mode that enables players to infiltrate one another's bases.

The Chinese cracking group 3DM said in 2016 that it believed anti-piracy measures on PC games would become so advanced that there might be an end to pirated games by 2018.



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