Anticheat FaceIT gets Linux version, enables Steam Deck support

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The anti-cheating software platform FaceIT will receive a version that supports Linux, meaning that games with this software will also work on the Steam Deck, the developer of BattleBit Remastered reports. The shooter will be the first game that FaceIT will get for Linux.

The developer originally used FaceIT anti-cheat, switched to Easy Anti-Cheat and recently announced that BattleBit Remastered would be moving back to FaceIT. The latter software, on the other hand, does not yet support Linux, which means that the Steam Deck will no longer be supported. The developer now announces on Discord that FaceIT is releasing a new version of its software that supports Linux and therefore SteamOS, he writes. Steam Deck HQ.

There is currently no further information about the software and the developer of FaceIT has not shared any information about the product so far. So no release date has been announced.

According to the developers of the popular shooter, BattleBit Remastered will be the first to receive the version of FaceIT for Linux. There is talk of ‘a more casual’ version of the game, which could probably be played on the Steam Deck. By the way, BattleBit Remastered now also works on the Steam Deck, because the game currently works with Easy Anti-Cheat. This popular anti-cheating software has been running on Linux for over a year and a half.

FaceIT is an anti-cheating platform mainly used for e-sports competitions. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, among others, uses the software during certain official tournaments. It is a kernel level anti-cheat.

BattleBit Remastered is a large-scale multiplayer shooter in which teams of up to 127 players compete against each other in a Battlefield-like setting. The game is still in early access, but has already been sold more than 1.8 million times.

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