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EA Appears To Be Permanently Banning Linux Players On Battlefield V

Many users have taken to the Lutris Forums to report that EA is permanently banning Linux players on Battlefield V. “Good friends, finally after some time without being able to play Battlefield V for Linux, this week I was using lutris-4.21, I was having fun when my anti-cheat, FairFight, blew me out of the game, so I was banned,” writes one user. “As I was not using any cheating, I think the anti-cheat considered dxvk or the table layer that used at the time as cheating…” Another user said the “same problem” happened to them, and they “got banned on tuesday for cheating.”

While some users await a response from EA, others have received an email confirming the action that was taken on their account. “… After thoroughly investigating your account and concern, we found that your account was actioned correctly and will not remove this sanction from your account,” the email states.

We’ve seen this happen on multiple occasions with Blizzard, but they eventually fixed the problem the first time. In a comment on Hacker News, user jchw writes: “Anti-cheat software is an absolute shit show of cat-and-mouse tactics. It’s often difficult to distinguish anti-cheat software from rootkits or spyware. They’re invasive and user hostile, and they frequently cause collateral damage that is swept under the rug and that support tacitly refuses to acknowledge…”


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