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Totally Accurate Battlegrounds now works on Linux and Steam Deck

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Totally Accurate Battlegrounds got upgraded recently due to needing to implement new anti-cheat, and thanks to that this free to play game now works on Linux Desktop and Steam Deck.

The issue is that they were using EQU8, which is now exclusive to Splitgate. Instead they've switched to Easy Anti-Cheat, the newer EOS version, which they seem to have fully enabled for Linux too. Thanks to that, it will work just fine on Linux desktop and Steam Deck. I've tested that too and yup — works without issues on Fedora Linux and Steam Deck.

Pictured - Totally Accurate Battlegrounds on Fedora KDE 37.

Probably one of the silliest games around. It's a Battle Royale like Fortnite, but with wobbly-physics characters

Only quirk I noticed is that on Desktop Linux, I needed to restart Steam before it would actually load. Thanks to the new anti-cheat, hopefully there will be less cheaters too since obviously Epic Games have far more resources to put into EAC than EQU8 would have.

Game Features:

  • Up to 60 players (wobblin' around).
  • Squad, duo and solo mode (great for first dates).
  • Physics-based parkour (the wobblier the better).
  • Fun-sized map (for fun-sized people).
  • 90+ weapons (including a shallow pot with a long handle).
  • Catchphrases (Speak freely in this game... Using 3 words).
  • Blessings and curses for those of you who do well (and not so well).
  • Limbo (u not dead yet mate).

In the announcement they mentioned how they're also opening up the game for people to host their own servers, so it can continue on potentially forever. This is a great move for a developer to do when they're no longer actively working on a game but I do wish more games just put server binaries out there for everyone but that's an argument and complaint for another day.

Pictured - Totally Accurate Battlegrounds on Steam Deck

Available free to play on Steam.

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7 comments

Sil_el_mot Feb 23, 2023
Great news!
Do i need to consider anything during the installation? The game doesnt start after installation of it and proton-eac.
Liam Dawe Feb 23, 2023
Quoting: Sil_el_motGreat news!
Do i need to consider anything during the installation? The game doesnt start after installation of it and proton-eac.
Did you restart Steam as noted in the article?
shiny Feb 23, 2023
I would have sworn I've played it back in May on my Steam Deck already.
Sil_el_mot Feb 23, 2023
Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: Sil_el_motGreat news!
Do i need to consider anything during the installation? The game doesnt start after installation of it and proton-eac.
Did you restart Steam as noted in the article?

Yeah, i read carefully.
Will try it on my deck tomorrow.
mark348 Feb 24, 2023
Great, I love this one.
Sil_el_mot Feb 24, 2023
works now after adding:
 
PROTON_USE_WINED3D=1 PROTON_NO_ESYNC=1 %command%
christooss Feb 25, 2023
Anyone getting ClientViolation as soon as you spawn into the lobby?
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