Epic Games has updated its Easy Anti-Cheat app with support for Linux operating systems, which should open the way for Apex Legends and Fall Guys on Steam Deck. Support for these games on portable hardware has so far been questionable.
So far, the popular anti-cheat system only worked on Windows, which – as we reported in July – was a problem for many online games. In addition to those mentioned above, there are also upcoming items: New World or Halo Infinite.
Now Epic Games reports on the official blog that Easy Anti-Cheat also runs on Linux and macOS from September 23, “including the upcoming Steam Deck” – it was written. Compatibility applications were supported: Wine and Proton, used on SteamOS 3.0.
Also, the creators of BattlEye – an application to fight cheaters, used by Fortnite, among others – have confirmed that the solution will also appear on the Steam Deck platform. However, the use of the system by developers will be voluntary.
The producer of Steam Deck has insisted in the past that the portable computer will run “all” games from the library on Steam. “All” is in quotation marks because it quickly turned out that the device could not only have problems with Easy Anti-Cheat and BattlEye but also with the broader lack of support in the Proton system.