Valve has announced today that BattlEye support on Linux with Steam Play Proton has expanded, with new titles available.

As previously announced, currently all developers need to do to make it work is to email BattlEye. That's it. However, developers will still of course want time to test, so it's not exactly an instant thing. Still, it's fantastic progress and now even more games can be enjoyed.

The current list of support titles has expanded and is now:

  • Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Arma 3
  • DayZ (avoid the launcher, use the second option Steam gives)
    • DayZ also needs a higher max_map_count, you can up it temporarily by doing:
      ​sudo sysctl -w vm.max_map_count=1048576
      And permanently:
      echo 'vm.max_map_count=1048576' | sudo tee /etc/sysctl.d/vm.max_map_count.conf
  • Unturned
  • Planetside 2 (use "--disable-gpu" as a launch option, otherwise launcher is blank)

Hopefully by the time the Linux-powered handheld Steam Deck starts shipping in February 2022, that list will expand. I'm still personally hopeful we can see the likes of PUBG working.

You should no longer need Proton Experimental either, since Proton 6.3-8 released back in late November pulled in the BattlEye support.

In related news, Proton Experimental itself was also upgraded recently making Final Fantasy XIV playable, there's a fix for Marvel's Avengers showing prompt about outdated drivers on launch, a fix for eFootball PES 2021 and 2022 crashing on launch, a fix for audio in Mass Effect 1 from Mass Effect Legendary Edition and also improved compatibility with binary Nvidia drivers.

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Matombo 4 Dec, 2021
Wow planetside 2?
ages since i played that. one of the games i left behind on windooze
Hype!

I think it's owned by sony atm. Defenetly didn't expect that.
pete910 4 Dec, 2021
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Quoting: MatomboWow planetside 2?
ages since i played that. one of the games i left behind on windooze
Hype!

I think it's owned by sony atm. Defenetly didn't expect that.

Had a blast on that the other day due to now being able too, I remembered why I stooped playing after an hour or so.

I see the latest Insurgency patch blocked Linux again , Though thats EAC not this.
GBee 4 Dec, 2021
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Regarding the comments on the official linux port of Arma 3 - that's long dead. They were having the porting done by a third party, it became too expensive* to pay that company to keep updating when they were releasing updates every couple of months and so they paused work on port updates. Then Proton came along, the game was working on linux under Proton and was costing BI nothing so they officially killed work on the port.

* Confirmed unofficially and in private by a friendly BI dev that they were being charged eye-watering amounts to keep the port updated.


Last edited by GBee on 4 December 2021 at 2:04 pm UTC
cKylec 4 Dec, 2021
Yahoooo! Things are looking better than ever and moving and quite some speed now!
hardpenguin 4 Dec, 2021
😍 Thank you developers, thank you CodeWeavers, thank you Valve, thank you all Valve contractors, thank you BattlEye!
tom34 4 Dec, 2021
DayZ is crashing on my PC at loading screen: link
ARMA 3 is working for me.


Last edited by tom34 on 4 December 2021 at 7:58 pm UTC
tom34 4 Dec, 2021
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Quoting: tom34DayZ is crashing on my PC at loading screen: link
ARMA 3 is working for me.

I'm not able to get DayZ working either. :(
You stuck on loading screen too?
kean 4 Dec, 2021
I am waiting on PUBG to get rid of Win 10 for ever :D
tom34 4 Dec, 2021
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Quoting: tom34
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: tom34DayZ is crashing on my PC at loading screen: link
ARMA 3 is working for me.

I'm not able to get DayZ working either. :(
You stuck on loading screen too?

I found this while searching around and it may help you so I figured I would share.

"I was able to get it working by running this command:
​sudo sysctl -w vm.max_map_count=1048576

To make it permanent:
echo 'vm.max_map_count=1048576' | sudo tee /etc/sysctl.d/vm.max_map_count.conf

Taken from https://old.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/r86ziz/more_battleye_titles_for_proton_on_linux/hn6lxzm/

Game now loads and plays fine when started with the second launch option."

Source: https://github.com/ValveSoftware/Proton/issues/3899
Thx, now its working :D
Linuxwarper 5 Dec, 2021
Let's guess which game will get anti cheat enabled this month. Surely at least one may be enabled. Glory, fishes and a trip to north pole for the winner. One guess only! Feel free to elaborate on game you guessed.

My guess is Rainbow Six Siege. Ubisoft likes money, asking to have BattlEye enabled seems like a easy way to make money for them.
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