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The Division 2 launched on Steam but no support of Steam Deck or Linux

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In another clear case of anti-cheat woes for Steam Deck and Linux desktop gaming, The Division 2 is another broken game. Ubisoft continue their shift back onto Steam, with Tom Clancy's The Division 2 launching January 12. If you were excited to give it a run on Steam Deck though, or a Linux desktop, you're completely out of luck right now. Update: a fix was released.

The Division 2 uses Easy Anti-Cheat, and while that tech does support Linux and Proton, Ubisoft have seemingly not enabled it. That, or there's other technical issues currently with Proton and support for Easy Anti-Cheat. We've seen some issues in the past like glibc updates breaking Easy Anti-Cheat, so it could be related.

Currently, no matter the version of Proton picked either the official Proton or the community-made GE-Proton, The Division 2 will load until the Easy Anti-Cheat logo screen and then just get stuck in a loop trying to load it forever until you force-quit the game.

Shame, could have been a good fit for the Steam Deck.

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Corben Jan 17, 2023
My way of playing the Division 2 would have been Stadia... it even had crossplay with PC players. I bought it on sale... well, got refunded.
It's available via GeForce Now, but currently only via Ubisoft or Epic, where I don't own the game. And it being borked on Steam, I guess I won't play it at all now.

We have other games to play...
mr-victory Jan 17, 2023
There is a slim chance that Ubisoft may have tried to add Linux EAC support but screwed it up so it could be fixed on our side. I am obviously very optimistic here.
Liam Dawe Jan 17, 2023
Quoting: CorbenMy way of playing the Division 2 would have been Stadia... it even had crossplay with PC players. I bought it on sale... well, got refunded.
It's available via GeForce Now, but currently only via Ubisoft or Epic, where I don't own the game. And it being borked on Steam, I guess I won't play it at all now.

We have other games to play...
I feel you there. I had it on Stadia too and quite enjoyed it there.
officernice Jan 17, 2023
Still waiting patiently for Hell Let Loose and Rising Storm 2.
Liam Dawe Jan 17, 2023
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: mr-victoryThere is a slim chance that Ubisoft may have tried to add Linux EAC support but screwed it up so it could be fixed on our side. I am obviously very optimistic here.
If that's the case, there should be a .so in a wrong folder.
That's only for the old EAC, not the one from EOS. In this case, there is no .so file.
InhaleOblivion Jan 17, 2023
Thanks for the heads up. I almost bought this since they have a sale for it currently on Steam. Not surprised they didn't even add any Steam achievements or cards.
EagleDelta Jan 18, 2023
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: CorbenMy way of playing the Division 2 would have been Stadia... it even had crossplay with PC players. I bought it on sale... well, got refunded.
It's available via GeForce Now, but currently only via Ubisoft or Epic, where I don't own the game. And it being borked on Steam, I guess I won't play it at all now.

We have other games to play...
I feel you there. I had it on Stadia too and quite enjoyed it there.

I can't speak for The Division 2, but I had Assassin's Creed: Odyssey on Stadia and Ubisoft just transferred it to my Ubisoft account. Did they not do that with The Division 2 (for playing it on GFN)?


Last edited by EagleDelta on 18 January 2023 at 1:32 am UTC
maggotinfested Jan 18, 2023
Quoting: mr-victoryThere is a slim chance that Ubisoft may have tried to add Linux EAC support but screwed it up so it could be fixed on our side. I am obviously very optimistic here.

Yeah, you shouldn't be. It's UbiSoft.
Termy Jan 18, 2023
I'm really not surprised they fucked this up - i mean, when is the last time, ubisoft did anything right? Compared to them, EA almost seems competent...
nenoro Jan 18, 2023
Like Ubisoft will make a move ?....

https://discussions.ubisoft.com/topic/109926/now-that-epic-has-released-eac-for-free-and-the-division-2-is-already-native-due-to-stadia-will-you-please-turn-on-eac-for-pc-linux-users

just sharing a dead post where we asked for ubisoft to make a move and no reply....

Ubisoft is pro "we don't give a fish about linux, all the money for denuvo and EAC old version"

And today they have announced a social movement to fight against overtime.... how to delay developments

it's not a surprise Ubisoft won't do a single move
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