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Hunt: Showdown is broken on Steam Deck / Linux due to Easy Anti-Cheat

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Update 20/11/23 14:33 UTC — Crytek responded to note: "This is a known issue and we are working on it to fix it and apply the fix for the resolution as soon as possible."


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Hunt: Showdown, a popular multiplayer game has been broken on Steam Deck / desktop Linux due to Easy Anti-Cheat.

It seems an update released on November 16th just causes players to get kicked from the game. A similar issue to what happened with Apex Legends recently. I've yet to see Crytek comment on this, so I have reached out today see if they're aware and if it will be fixed. The game is currently rated Steam Deck Playable so either they need to fix it, or Valve will need to change the rating over to Unsupported.

Trying it myself today and it's clearly broken (screenshot from Steam Deck):

Hopefully given the popularity of the Steam Deck, and with the new Steam Deck OLED release, more developers will actually test instead of just pushing out updates like this that break it.

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Blu3ye Nov 20, 2023
Yeah... what a bummer!
Forcing me booting into Windows now until the devs hopefully resolve this issue soon... :-/
Liam Dawe Nov 20, 2023
Article updated.
Mountain Man Nov 20, 2023
I guess that's one way to stop people from cheating.
razze Nov 20, 2023
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Quoting: Mountain ManI guess that's one way to stop people from cheating.

Funnily enough, the comments on their discord seem like cheating got worse due to this.
Corben Nov 20, 2023
Aw, dang. Just played it recently for the first time. Hopefully it can be resolved soon.


Last edited by Corben on 20 November 2023 at 7:18 pm UTC
Purple Library Guy Nov 20, 2023
Quoting: Mountain ManI guess that's one way to stop people from cheating.
If nobody can play, nobody can cheat! It's brilliant!
Eri Nov 21, 2023
This weekend I had problems with EAC too but with another game, World War Z. It didn't allowed me to join anyone, not even run the ingame benchmark. Until I tried with the last ProtonGE.

Maybe Valve should take a look at this too.
drlamb Nov 22, 2023
This is now fixed as of today. Thank you Crytek!
razze Nov 22, 2023
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Its back!
Purple Library Guy Nov 22, 2023
Quoting: drlambThis is now fixed as of today. Thank you Crytek!
And the crowd goes mild!
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