Steam Deck gets Epic’s Anti-Cheat software update

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Epic’s Easy Anti-Cheat software has just received a new update and this update will bring support for the Stream Deck, as well as Linux and macOS operating systems.

According to sources, the new update will is now live to developers for free and is designed to work with Wine and Steam’s Proton compatibility layer to ensure all platforms under Linux get full anti-cheat support.

This new update is great news for Linux Gamers and the new Steam Deck because the anti-cheat services were only previously locked to Windows operating systems. Even though the games could be fully functional in a compatibility environment such as Proton or Wine.

Steam Deck

The new update is especially important for Valve’s Steam Deck, which counts on its SteamOS being able to run the entire Steam library. And since this was the case lacking anti-cheat support could have been a major problem for the new console and would have caused various issues.

However, to bring this out it was found that Valve’s anti-cheat SDKs were going to be a problem, and the company was aware of this issue. But the company was already working on this issue since before we knew. It was reported a month ago that Valve was focused on ensuring the Steam Deck would run every single game in the Steam library.

“Something that we said earlier on is that we want the entire library to work… If it doesn’t work we see that as a bug and we want to fix it.”

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However, this major bug has been solved by valve and the Steam deck will have Easy Anti-Cheat support before the console’s release in December.


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Nivedita Bangari
I am a software engineer by profession and technology is my love, learning and playing with new technologies is my passion.

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