Valve announced that titles that depend on Epic’s Easy Anti-Cheat software can now run on the portable device. Moreover, developers won’t need to update their SDK version or make other time-consuming changes to utilize it. With Valve adding BattlEye support through its Proton compatibility layer for Linux late last year, the company said, “this means the two largest anti-cheat services are now easily supported on Proton and Steam Deck.” In practice, that should indicate more games will work with Valve’s handheld when it launches in late February.
When Valve announced BattlEye support in December, it said all developers had to do was contact the company to enable the software for their title. And yet, it’s still unclear whether some of the most popular multiplayer games on Steam that utilize BattlEye and EAC, including titles like Rainbow Six Siege and PUBG, will work on the first day the Steam Deck is available.
Valve has tried to address some of that uncertainty with its recently announced Deck Verified program. This week, Valve added 67 titles to the database, 39 of which should run without issue on the device.
(All information was provided by Engadget)