Pirates have managed to get a DRM-free copy of Conan Exiles, the new MMO from Funcom. The original release has a Denuvo Anti-Temper DRM, which is basically linked to the Steam version of the game, and there’s no official chance to get rid of it. The game also allows you to set a private server for your play sessions, which is seemingly what made the leak possible.
Funcom explained that thanks to the option of the private server “you can toggle PvP, turn off avatars, disable the sandstorm, choose what players lose when they die, control the day/night cycle, resource yield, and much more. Server admins can easily make changes to settings in-game, on the fly, and instantly see the changes, most of which does not even require a server restart.”
“Server admins also have access to a full-featured in-game developer tool that allows them to spawn any item available in the game, from weapons to building pieces and resources. They can also trigger god mode, make themselves invisible, teleport around the game world, spawn monsters and NPCs, disable hunger/thirst, and much more.”
If you set a private server and have a leaked version of the DRM-free version, though, you’ll be required to play with other gamers who also have the DRM-free build.