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Steam Deck runs out of Fortnite as Epic can’t prevent the use of cheats on Linux



Steam Deck runs out of Fortnite as Epic can’t prevent the use of cheats on Linux


Fortnite has become one of the most popular games in recent years. Based on the Battle Royale game mode popularized by PUBG (a company that even sued the creators of Fortnite for plagiarism), but with a free model, it has been growing to harvest a huge player base.

However, the CEO of Epic Games, developer of Fortnite, has assured that they will not allow Fortnite to run on Valve’s Steam Deck consoles because they use an operating system based on Linux (Steam OS 3.0), and they couldn’t prevent players from cheating.

According to Tim Sweeney, Fortnite won’t be compatible with Linux distributions because they don’t trust them to be able to combat the large-scale cheats that so many different kernels allow. If they make Fortnite compatible with Steam OS 3.0, it would be relatively easy to use it on other distributions from which cheating players could apply cheats directly from modified kernels.

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This would pose a huge threat, according to the CEO, for a game with the impact and size of Fortnite. Do not forget that the proliferation of cheaters in any game based on multiplayer online competition would ruin the experience for a large number of users.