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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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Yea I just installed to test and its the EA Anticheat Installer that is failing, it detects wine and the game can not be launched until the installer runs, so this game is now effectively dead even for single player missions.
Kirby Apr 11
Quoting: scaine
Quoting: Kirbyi'm going to stop playing games at this point, i refuse to be a microsoft laboratory rat just to play battlefield
You should definitely stop playing EA's games. Plenty of excellent alternatives still out there.
i agree but i just love the battlefield franchise, even tho 2042 wasn't the best :(
also ending live service after season 7 ends... :(
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