BattlEye To Support Valve's Steam Deck / Proton
Written by Michael Larabel in Linux Gaming on 24 September 2021 at 03:52 PM EDT. 48 Comments
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Yesterday it was Epic Games confirming Easy Anti-Cheat for Linux and Wine/Proton ahead of the Steam Deck launch and today it's BattlEye confirming Proton / Steam Deck support.

BattlEye has already provided native Linux support albeit not widely used. Today they tweeted that they will also be supporting the upcoming Steam Deck or more specifically the use of BattlEye within Proton.

BattlEye is making this opt-in for game developers who wish to support its usage under Wine / Proton.

BattlEye is a proactive anti-cheat system that is "kernel-based protection system and fast dynamic and permanent scanning of the player’s system using specific and heuristic/generic detection routines for maximum effectiveness." BattlEye is used by games like ARMA III, DayZ, Ark: Survival Evolved, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, Insurgency, PUBG, and many other games.
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