Video game developers go out of their way to beat hackers and pirates. Most recently there's Denuvo Anti-Tamper which was released in 2014 by an Austrian company of the same name (Denuvo Software Solutions GmbH). The newest version of the anti-tamper technology has only been used in four games, so pirates simply haven't had enough time to crack it yet. Maybe that's giving the pirates a little too much credit, but the same fact remains that Denuvo's new tech has yet to be broken into. What this means in recent news is that pirates are stuck with the release version of Mass Effect: Andromeda. The game's 1.05 patch includes all the fixes to the animations and much more, all protected by the newly unhacked tamper tech.
That's right. People who pirated Mass Effect: Andromeda won't get the benefits of the patch. Reports have come in that the new running and facial animations aren't being fixed for those folks. They also aren't getting increased inventory sizes or other perks.
Have fun playing your illegal copies of Mass Effect: Andromeda with dead eyes, “about to crap your pants” walking animations, and awkward facial expressions. Do yourself a favor and support the developer by actually buying the game so they can continue to fix all the things wrong with it. That way we all get the best of Mass Effect: Andromeda in the end!