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EA SPORTS WRC is adding EA anticheat, breaking another game on Steam Deck / Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Well, here's another game that EA will be breaking on Steam Deck / Linux, with EA anticheat rolling out to EA SPORTS WRC when it goes live in June.

Back 4 Blood gets Denuvo Anti-tamper removed and an anti-cheat fix for Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
For those of you who wait until Denuvo Anti-tamper gets removed from games, you'll be pleased to know Back 4 Blood is now free of it. Plus the developers fixed the anti-cheat recently.

Apex Legends Upheaval update live with EOS Anti-Cheat breaking it on Steam Deck / Linux (updated)

By Liam Dawe,
Respawn and EA have today released a major update for the popular battle royale shooter Apex Legends, which gives it an anti-cheat upgrade. Sadly it's causing issues for Steam Deck / Linux players. ARTICLE UPDATED

Riot Games talk Vanguard anti-cheat for League of Legends and why it's a no for Linux

By Liam Dawe,
While previously you've been able to play League of Legends on Linux, and there's some pretty die-hard fans using Wine to play it, that's set to end soon with Vanguard being introduced.

Battlefield V now broken on Steam Deck / Linux with EA anticheat live

By Liam Dawe,
That's all folks. EA anticheat has now been added into Battlefield V, so it's the end of being able to play it on Steam Deck and other Linux systems.

EA anticheat arrives for Battlefield V in April, will break it on Linux / Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
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.

Halo Infinite added Easy Anti-Cheat - it's enabled for Linux / Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
Halo Infinite had an update that amongst other things added in Easy Anti-Cheat, which thankfully has been enabled so it still works on Linux Desktop and Steam Deck.

Respawn release statement and update on the Apex Legends hacking situation

By Liam Dawe,
Recently I reported on Apex Legends pro players getting hacked during the Global Series tournament, and now the developer Respawn Entertainment has released a small statement.

Apex Legends Global Series postponed due to mid-match hacks

By Liam Dawe,
Good Morning. Some interesting industry news for you here, as it seems Apex Legends has something of a hacker problem right now that has even messed up the Global Series esport tournament. Note: ARTICLE UPDATED.

Sea of Thieves gets Easy Anti-Cheat - thankfully enabled for Steam Deck / Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Sea of Thieves just got a big upgrade and with it Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC) is now online. Thankfully the developers have ensured it's enabled for Steam Deck / Linux players using Proton.

Game over for Roblox on Linux / Steam Deck as it's now blocked

By Liam Dawe,
Well, there it is, the update for Roblox has arrived that now forcefully blocks it from working with Wine on Linux systems (like Steam Deck).

We can probably say a final goodbye to Roblox on Linux with Wine soon

By Liam Dawe,
After Roblox recently introduced Hyperion anti-tamper, there were some issues running it on Linux, but there's been workarounds and some of the Roblox staff made it to work on Linux with Wine again, but it seems not for much longer.

Palworld is getting external anti-cheat but it will be mostly optional

By Liam Dawe,
Palworld continues to be an incredible success seeing a 24 hour peak player count of 527,994 but cheating is causing problems, so the developers plan to address it with new anti-cheat.

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 adding EA AntiCheat, breaking it on Steam Deck / Linux

By Liam Dawe,
It's only a matter of time before more and more EA published games move over to EA Anti-Cheat, and now Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 is set to get it.

Helldivers 2 rated Playable for Steam Deck by Valve

By Smellbringer,
Helldivers 2 is the bug-squashing sensation that's sweeping the nation. Skyrocketing to popularity in a way that the first Helldivers could only dream of. And now Valve has given it a Steam Deck rating.

HELLDIVERS 2 is out - here's how to run it on Steam Deck / Linux

By Liam Dawe,
HELLDIVERS 2 from Arrowhead Game Studios and PlayStation PC has arrived, and it's causing issues for players on Steam Deck and Desktop Linux. Here's some ways you may be able to get it to work.

THE FINALS freezing on Linux? Here's ways you can fix it

By Liam Dawe,
THE FINALS has been working on Linux and Steam Deck for a couple of weeks now, and personally I've been having a fantastic time with it. It can crash a fair bit though but luckily here's some possible solutions I've tested working.

THE FINALS big 1.5.0 update out with new mode - continues working on Linux / Steam Deck

By Liam Dawe,
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.

THE FINALS now appears to work on Steam Deck and Desktop Linux

By Liam Dawe,
Well this quite a surprise. THE FINALS is one of the most popular new online FPS games that uses Easy Anti-Cheat from Epic Online Services, and as of a recent update — it works on Steam Deck and Desktop Linux.

League of Legends likely unplayable on Linux / Steam Deck soon due to Vanguard anti-cheat

By Liam Dawe,
A day we expected to come but now Riot Games have formally announced that their Vanguard kernel-level anti-cheat is coming to League of Legends, and so it will make it unplayable on Linux.
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