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Quantum Break's Pirate Players Rewarded With Pirate Eyepatches

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It looks like there's an interesting piracy measure in Quantum Break for anyone who's pirated the game (and it seems even people who legitimately obtained it as well.) Main character Jack Joyce is outfitted with a gaudy-looking eyepatch if the game believes you may be running a pirated version of the game.

That's hardly punishment, especially since it gives Joyce a vague Big Boss-esque feel, but it's a real thing that happens, as explained within a FAQ about the Windows 10 version of Quantum Break, where Remedy makes reference to the arrrr-gravating alteration. "Jack looks like a pirate--DRM might've accidentally trigggered." You're supposed to make sure you're logged in properly to your Microsoft account before starting the game to offset this, but that doesn't mean it's going to solve the issue.

Apparently this was also done within Alan Wake, Remedy's previous title. It's a weird way to treat "pirates," especially since it doesn't really take anything away from the game. I mean, it looks kind of cool. It's just an aesthetic niggle.

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