Epic Games announced yesterday that Easy Anti-Cheat is now Has native support for Linux and macOSIt also works with Wine and Proton, which are the compatibility layers used to run Windows programs on Linux. The practical effect is that any game that uses Easy Anti-Cheat, such as Apex Legends, Day by Daylight, and Halo, should run fine on Steam Deck at launch.
not to be outdone, Battle Today it announced that it will also be working on Steam Deck out of the gate.
BattlEye has provided native support for Linux and Mac for a long time and we can announce that we will also support the upcoming Steam Deck (Proton). This will be done on a subscription basis with game developers choosing whether or not to allow it.September 24, 2021
BattlEye tweeted: “BattlEye has been providing native support for Linux and Mac for a long time, and we can announce that we will also support the upcoming Steam Deck (Proton).” “This will be done on a subscription basis with game developers choosing whether or not to allow it.”
this is important. as we are Explained in AugustAnti-cheat software for many online games has struggled with Proton, and if anti-cheat software isn’t running, no game that depends on it will run. BattlEye compatibility opens the door to a number of very popular online games on Steam Deck, including Ark: Survival Evolved, Arma 3, Destiny 2, Fortnite, PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege, and Survarium.
I’m not entirely clear what it means to do “enable-based” – I mean, I know what “enable-base” means, I don’t understand why a developer wouldn’t want their game to support BattlEye and therefore not run on Steam Deck. I’ve emailed Battleeye for clarification.