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Proton and Wine updater ProtonUp-Qt now shows anti-cheat status

By Liam Dawe,
Another update to the free and open source app ProtonUp-Qt giving you a proper user interface for downloading GE-Proton, Luxtorpeda, Wine-GE and others for Steam Deck and Linux.

Free to play shooter Rogue Company verified 'Playable' on Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Rogue Company, a free to play shooter from First Watch Games and Hi-Rez Studios recently had an update of Easy Anti-Cheat and now it's confirmed as "Playable" (not fully Verified) on Steam Deck. The situation is a little odd for the Linux desktop though.

Survival game Rust might be playable properly on Linux and Steam Deck soon

By Liam Dawe,
Rust, the massively popular and quite brutal survival game from Facepunch Studios is working towards Easy Anti-Cheat support for Linux and Steam Deck with Proton.

Back 4 Blood adds experimental support for Linux and Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Back 4 Blood, the zombie shooter from Turtle Rock Studios has a fresh update out, and the developer has gotten it working on Linux and Steam Deck with Proton.

Halo: The Master Chief Collection broke on Linux and Steam Deck, here's a quick fix

By Liam Dawe,
With a recent update to the Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Xbox Game Studios included the needed Easy Anti-Cheat file for Linux / Steam Deck to work online but they broke it in the process for some.

Proton 7.0 out with Easy Anti-Cheat improvements, more games for Linux & Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has today released a huge upgrade to Proton, the compatibility layer for Linux that allows Windows games to run.

Tim Sweeney has a point about Fortnite EAC support

By Samsai,
One of the big topics of discourse in the Linux gaming sphere recently has been Tim Sweeney's statement on porting Fortnite to the Steam Deck, where Sweeney argues that Linux would be too difficult of a target and the market not big enough to warrant the amount of resources it would take to bring all of Fortnite on the platform.

Epic Games CEO says a clear No to Fortnite on Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Were you hoping to easily play Fortnite on the upcoming Steam Deck? Well, Tim Sweeney the Epic Games CEO has made it clear that it's not going to happen officially.

STAR WARS: Squadrons looks to be preparing anti-cheat for the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Red 5 standing by! How about a little more Star Wars on the go? It appears that MOTIVE and EA and getting ready for the Steam Deck release with tweaks to their anti-cheat.

Easy Anti-Cheat gets much simpler for Proton and Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has announced that developers who use Easy Anti-Cheat for their games now have a much easier setup for Proton and the upcoming Steam Deck.

Easy Anti-Cheat not as simple as expected for Proton and Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Even though Epic Games announced recently how they expanded support for Easy Anti-Cheat to have full support of native Linux, plus Wine / Proton (and so the Steam Deck), it seems it's not as easy as we hoped.

Seems no hope for Insurgency: Sandstorm on Steam Deck / Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Sadly it seems like Insurgency: Sandstorm is not one you'll be enjoying on the Linux desktop or Valve's Steam Deck any time soon, even with Epic Games supporting Easy Anti-Cheat with Wine / Proton.

PUBG's newer anti-cheat sounds problematic for the Steam Deck and Linux

By Liam Dawe,
PUBG is currently a game that doesn't work at all on Linux due to anti-cheat, even with the Steam Deck coming it's sounding like a game that won't play nicely. Oh, it's also going free to play.

More BattlEye titles for Proton on Linux including DayZ, ARMA 3 now supported

By Liam Dawe,
Valve has announced today that BattlEye support on Linux with Steam Play Proton has expanded, with new titles available.

Ubisoft suggest posting on their forum for Proton support in Rainbow Six Siege

By Liam Dawe,
Now that getting games that use BattlEye for anti-cheat working on Linux (either native or through Proton) is easier, an Ubisoft rep suggests people post in their forum to show demand for it.

Bohemia Interactive are 'looking into' DayZ for the Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
One tough uphill battle currently facing Steam Play Proton and the Steam Deck is still anti-cheat. While there has been improvements, it's still not an ideal situation but at least one more developer is looking into it with Bohemia Interactive for DayZ.

Supporting Linux / Proton and the Steam Deck with BattlEye is just an email away

By Liam Dawe,
Recently we had announcements from both Easy Anti-Cheat and BattlEye in regards to Linux, specifically for the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer and the Steam Deck and now BattlEye are making it easier.

Brawlhalla to get Easy Anti-Cheat, dev puts up Beta with EAC working on Linux with Proton

By Liam Dawe,
Blue Mammoth Games announced that later in October that the platform-fighter Brawlhalla will be getting Easy Anti-Cheat. Thankfully, they've put up a Beta for Linux users playing it using Steam Play Proton and it works.

XIGNCODE3 anti-cheat working towards Steam Deck support by launch

By Liam Dawe,
XIGNCODE3 is another popular anti-cheat like Easy Anti-Cheat and BattlEye that currently causes issues for Linux and it's going to hopefully see support for Linux and the Steam Deck by launch.

Warhammer: Vermintide 2 developer responds on Easy Anti-Cheat for Linux with Proton

By Liam Dawe,
One developer that has actually properly released a statement on updating Easy Anti-Cheat to support Linux and Proton for the Steam Deck is Fatshark for Warhammer: Vermintide 2.
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