I recently reported on THE FINALS now working on Steam Deck and Desktop Linux, and it seems even with the latest major update just released with version 1.5.0 bringing a new game mode it continues working.
With it using Easy Anti-Cheat, it's still quite a surprise to see it actually working. Especially since there's been no official word from the developer, and they have not replied to my previous email about it. Easy Anti-Cheat does support Linux both Native Linux and Windows games in Proton, but developers need to enable it manually — so it seems they have. But it's still odd not to see any official word on it around 5 days later.
Screenshots of it on Kubuntu 23.10 with MangoHud, click shots to enlarge:
On Linux Desktop / Steam Deck, just ensure you've set it to Proton Experimental in the Properties -> Compatibility menu in your Steam Library to have it work. There's some issues though like with voice chat (turn it off) and certain graphical options that may cause crashes - but for me it's been smooth sailing.
One issue that has come up is if your CPU support AVX512, you will need to add "clearcpuid=304" to your GRUB boot menu (thanks Reddit).
Version 1.5.0 brings with it a new limited-time solo mode "Solo Bank It":
Today we are introducing our very first limited-time mode (LTM): Solo Bank It!
This experimental twist on Bank It pits contestants against each other in a fight for individual glory in a 12-player arena. Just like Bank It, the first to amass 40,000 and deposit in the cash-out station wins. Solo queuers, rejoice!
There's plenty of other fixes and improvements you can see in the release notes.
Latest update video is below:
Really great to see such a popular game like this working so well now!
See more on the Steam page.