Cracker "Baldman" published a workaround yesterday -- less than a week since Rime's release. The makers themselves assumed it would take a few weeks before someone found a workaround to the anti-tampering code. Steam users demanded that the game should have the DRM security (the resource-hogging Denuvo) removed. Many players have noted that Rime's DRM is slowing save game load speeds as the software checks to see if you're running a legit copy of the game. Game publisher Grey Box's Cody Bradley claimed that Denuvo could cause "a small performance hit," saying the team applied it after seeing piracy rates for games similar to Rime.
The studio maintains that any game cracks can create quality problems with the title, but has already made good on its promise. On both Steam forums and its own official site, it told gamers that the new update, out now, will replace "the current build of Rime with one that does not contain Denuvo."
Update: An earlier version of this post incorrectly associated "Baldman" with a particular game-cracking site, that reference has been removed.