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Following on from adding EA anticheat into FIFA 23, Battlefield 2042 and Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 we're about to see another game broken on Linux / Steam Deck with Battlefield V.

Released today is a news post on the official Battlefield website, which mentions the previous implementation for Battlefield 2042 but now it confirms Battlefield V will also be getting it in April. The post doesn't say the exact date, but the official X account posted it will be live on April 3rd at 8AM UTC.

A shame to see more games get it, as there will be no option at all to play it on Linux and Steam Deck because EA AntiCheat simply doesn't support it at all. It's a kernel-mode anti-cheat and anti-tamper solution made in-house by EA, which is especially problematic.

Released back in 2018, Battlefield V still has plenty of players, with it hitting a peak of 38,736 in the last 24 hours on Steam.

Hopefully EA don't add it into Apex Legends which currently uses Easy Anti-Cheat that's enabled for Linux, as that will be a big loss, but no word on that so far.

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dpanter Mar 27
Thanks EA.

Spoiler, click me
Eternal Assholes
pb Mar 27
EA AntiPlay, more like.
Kimyrielle Mar 27
Won't affect me personally (I don't play shooters), but it's still sad for the people who liked the game. Maybe one day the developers of shooters will figure out how to design cheat-resilience into the game itself, instead of trying to take control over their customers systems, which won't ever work.
dpanter Mar 27
Quoting: KimyrielleWon't affect me personally
And what if EA forces this crap into every title they ever published or developed? Will you be affected then? We already saw Capcom try this song and dance number, randomly breaking things because reasons.

Regardless of who is personally affected, moves like these are disasters for Linux gaming as well as the entire gaming industry. DRM is cancer, retroactively forcing it on older titles is despicable and anti-consumer to a degree most companies can't even bring themselves to think about. And then we have the "Triple A" monsters...
udekmp69 Mar 27
Quoting: KimyrielleMaybe one day the developers of shooters will figure out how to design cheat-resilience into the game itself, instead of trying to take control over their customers systems, which won't ever work.

I think they need to stop focusing on client-side and develop a decent server-side solution.
dubigrasu Mar 27
Will the singleplayer campaign still be accessible?
Quoting: dpanterDRM is cancer, retroactively forcing it on older titles is despicable and anti-consumer to a degree most companies can't even bring themselves to think about.
Bit of hyperbole there. Most companies can bring themselves to think about pretty much anything that will make them money.

Spoiler, click me
One of the major points of the corporate form of organization is to push otherwise decent people into more-or-less-willingly performing arbitrarily despicable acts in the name of profit for the company. Not that this is totally unique; one of the major points of organizing a religion as a hierarchy is to push otherwise decent people into performing despicable acts at whatever level is required to save more souls, AKA grow the organization's power. And so on; hierarchies are there to grow the hierarchy's power and scale, and one major component of that is disciplining the human cogs in the hierarchy into performing whatever actions are necessary to pursue that end.
ecdj Mar 27
Weird question maybe, but does this also affect the single player story mode?
Fuhhhhkin EA
Belaptir Mar 27
Lucky for me I don't have those games, but it's still an ass move to do from them. Now I wonder, would I be entitled to a refund if they made the game unplayable in my system even though the time for the refund might have passed? After all, it's not an issue on my end if I can't play a game I bought anymore.

God, I hate AAA companies and what they became...
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