Turns out, the 1.09 patch for Mass Effect: Andromeda had a hidden change that wasn’t in the patch notes. It removed Denuvo Anti-Tamper. According to DSOGaming, it has been completely removed, although the game is still using ORIGIN for anti-piracy measures.
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The subreddit CrackWatch is confirming this too, so it looks like a legitimate removal. Whether that’s temporary or permanent, we don’t know, but it’s following a string of Denuvo cracks, including a supposedly working key generator for their tech. Denuvo aren’t having a great time right now.
This also follows Mass Effect: Andromeda getting cracked in less than two weeks after release, back in April. The game was eventually updated to a new version of Denuvo Anti-Tamper, and that wasn't so easily cracked.
For the more official patch notes, we covered that when they were released just a few days ago.