Epic Online Services is making its Easy Anti-Cheat tool available for Linux and macOS. This move will allow popular free games like Apex Legends and War Thunder to be released on Valve’s Steam Deck.
So far, Easy Anti-Cheat was only available for Windows, so games that use it won’t work on other platforms. Epic Online Services is now making the tool available for all computer platforms. New SDK Available Immediately Available for Linux and macOS. Epic is also adding support for Wine and Proton so developers can easily customize their Windows games.
Earlier, Epic had already used Easy Anti-Cheat for free. The anti-cheat tool has been owned by Epic since 2018, after Capture the Finnish Camu. Many popular games use the tool. In addition to Apex Legends and War Thunder, these games include Dead by Daylight, Fall Guys, Black Desert, Hunt: Showdown, and the Halo Master Chief Collection.
The Epic movement is a positive development for Valve. Now that Easy Anti-Cheat is available for Linux, developers who use it can also launch their games on the Steam Deck portable console.
It remains to be seen if Epic’s Fortnite can also come to Steam Deck. This game uses BattlEye as well as Easy Anti-Cheat and this software is not available for Linux. Other popular games that use BattlEye are PUBG, Destiny 2, and Rainbow Six: Siege.
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