Steam Deck Receives Major Boost in Fight Against Cheaters as Epic Games’ EAC and BattlEye Announce Support for the Upcoming Console

Published 09/26/2021, 11:05 AM EDT


As fans near the release month of Steam Deck, multiple features for the Valve developed console have been announced. The handheld device seems to be the future of gaming according to many, and it sure seems to provide an experience unlike no other. However, the gaming community has its fair share of critics, who believe that this product might fail.

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One of the biggest drawbacks of the console when it was announced was the lack of support software. These software should help in smooth running of titles on any platform. This includes anti-cheats, which protect the game’s integrity against players using cheats and hacks. However, it looks like Steam Deck has addressed it in the best way possible.

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Steam Deck to receive support from anti-cheat software BattlEye

Steam Deck received a major boost to fend off cheaters using the console on popular games after BattlEye announced support for it. The popular anti-cheat software revealed in a tweet that it will support the Linux based SteamOS 3.0. The company has provided support for native Linux and Mac for a long time, and this shouldn’t come as a surprise for many gaming fans.

BattlEye has helped remove cheaters from AAA titles for a long time. Recently, Bungie title Destiny 2 announced the arrival of the anti-cheat software to stop hacking which has long plagued the title. BattlEye has mentioned that developers will have an option whether they want to add anti-cheat support for their titles that will run on the Steam Deck.

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Epic Games’ Easy Anti-Cheat also joins the party

Along with that, Epic Games also made a huge announcement about new support for the Easy Anti-Cheat. The company’s premier anti-cheat software will now support both Linux and Mac for developers. This means that it will work with the Wine and Proton compatibility layer that Steam Deck uses. The developers announced this news in a recent blog post, which should easily assure skeptics of the upcoming handheld console.

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The arrival of two of the biggest anti-cheat software is a huge development for the Steam Deck. The console has received both criticism and praise from the community. However, with this feature, it seems like players can play most of the popular AAA multiplayer titles. This should easily increase the hype for this console, and the only thing players want to know now is its release date.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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