Big competitive titles such as Rainbow Six Siege or Apex Legends will, in fact, be able to operate on the handheld console.
The Steam Deck, Steam’s new upcoming handheld console which is essentially a shrunk-down Linux-operated computer. It is said to be able to bring all our favourite PC games to a portable device. According to Valve, pretty much every game on Steam will be supported by the device. This is an incredible feat and has had gamers everywhere excited at the prospect. However, many of us had pointed holes at whether largely competitive online titles such as Rainbow Six Siege and Apex Legends (among others could actually function on it.
This is because such games rely on anti-cheat software like BattlEye and Easy Anti-Cheat, which weren’t confirmed to be compatible with Proton – a tool that allows Windows programs to run on Linux and a key part in making games work on the Steam Deck.
These problems meant that around 28% of the 50 most active Steam Games might not have worked on the Steam Deck, in a huge blow for those looking to take their favourite games on the go. However, BattleEye and Easy Anti-Cheat have said that fans don’t need to worry.
The official BattleEye Twitter account issued a statement saying, “BattlEye has provided native Linux and Mac support for a long time, and we can announce that we will also support the upcoming Steam Deck (Proton).” Epic Games – the creators of Easy Anti-Cheat – also announced that its program now has Linux and Steam DeckSupport.
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