Valve: Six More BattlEye Anti-Cheat Games Work in Proton

Valve announced on extending the anti-cheat system for BattlEye games on Linux with Proton, which is a fork of Wine. Valve promises that enabling anti-cheat will be as easy as sending an email.

BattlEye will be supported on the following Steam Deck games:

  • DayZ;

  • Weapon 3;

  • Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord;

  • ARK: Survival Evolved;

  • Unturned;

  • Planetside 2.

This compatibility is important for Linux and Steam Deck, in particular, since third-party anti-cheat software leads to incorrect operation of games.

Epic Games previously announced the addition of its Easy Anti-Cheat to Proton.

Valve announced last month that developers need to contact the Steam creators to integrate BattlEye into Proton for their own projects. Until then, Bungie, Crytek, EA, Ubisoft, Microsoft and Krafton have done so.

Last week, Valve revealed a Steam Deck packaging that says the console can be played on the toilet, in a tree, and other places. The company says that the box will be redesigned slightly, but the basic features and styling will remain the same. The gaming device will go on sale in February 2022.

In early December, Valve revealed that there will be no exclusives on the Steam Deck since the device is a PC. The company cannot yet name exactly in which countries the console will be sold.

In mid-October Valve presented a validator that users can use to determine if their games will run from Steam on a handheld console. The projects will be divided into four categories: Verified, Playable, Unsupported, and Unknown.