Linux Gamers on Battlefield V Permanently Banned


Linux gamers on Battlefield V permanently banned.

A lot of Linux players are getting banned by FairFight (which is the server-side anti-cheat engine used for BF V), simply because they chose to play Battlefield V on Linux using Wine.

Linux gamers on Battlefield V permanently banned.

The problem seems to be that EA’s anti-cheat tech considers DXVK (Vulkan-based implementation of DirectX which tries to solve compatibility issues) as cheating.

This means that the compatibility layer that is being utilized to make it possible to run Battlefield V, is being detected as a modified file.

Thus it assumes you are cheating.

EA doesn't seem interested in solving the issue either, as one player soon realized after emailing them:

After thoroughly investigating your account and concern, we found that your account was actioned correctly and will not remove this sanction from your account.

Lutris gaming seems to have picked up on this as well:

It has come to our attention that several Battlefield 5 players have recently been banned for playing on Linux, and that EA has chosen not to revert these wrongful punishments. Due to this, we advise to refrain from playing any multiplayer games published by @EA in the future.
    — Lutris Gaming (@LutrisGaming) January 2, 2020

There are users talking about on Reddit, Lutris Gaming forums and Battlefield forums.

Battlefield V does not offer native Linux support, but supporting the compatibility layer and not considering it as cheating would allow Linux users to experience the game and the companys profits to increase as well.

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