EA is banning Linux users from playing Battlefield V

Battlefield V cannot be played on Linux

Until very recently, and in fact it is still said, Linux was not a platform to play with. What has been happening for a few years is that we can play many titles thanks to services such as the one offered by Steam or the work you do Feral Interactive, who carries many games to Linux that were initially only available for Windows and consoles. Therefore, for all that we have advanced in recent years, a news related to Battlefield V and its developer EA.

As we can read in Reddit, EA is banning Linux users to play the version of Battlefield that was released in November 2018. The ban is being permanent and, what is worse, it seems that it is widespread, or that is the impression by the number of users who are complaining. One of the requirements to "enjoy" this ban is that you are using Wine, Microsoft's software emulator.

Battlefield V no longer playable on Linux + Wine?

At first, many of the banned users are being banned from Fairfight, a server that is used in BF5 and that has an engine to avoid cheats or cheats. What's happening is that EA's anti-cheat system is identifying DXVK, a Vulkan-based DirectX implementation that attempts to resolve incompatibility issues, as a cheat tool. Ultimately, the system believes that the layer that makes Linux users can play Battlefield V is an illegal tool, so it is the same that allows us to play the title that prevents us from doing so. At least that's the way it is at FairFight.

The problem right now is that EA has no idea this is happening. When asked, the developer says that after investigating the banned account and complaint, they have estimated that the correct measures have been applied and will not remove the penalty. The bug is happening in other games too, like Destiny 2.

Without a doubt, the ball is in EA's court. When they start getting more and more complaints, they will have to thoroughly investigate the failure and fix it, but at the moment Linux users can't play Battlefield V on one of the best servers.


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  1.   Sergio said

    WINE is not an xD emulator

  2.   linuxlachupa said

    And that is why people lose faith in Linux, I know it is just talking but it is still the usual problem, Linux itself is not a company! then these are the things that make you lose potential followers because tertiary tools are used that are a good answer when executing anything, it is clear if they do not earn money it cannot exist.

    1.    the father of the Mongolian who wrote that said

      Jajajaajja the problem is that linux itself is not a company? They would have to put a basic logical operation to access oxygen and whoever cannot solve it does not access life.

  3.   psl said

    mm, they put money for gamers to use windows ...