Valve steam deck Due to compatibility issues with anti-cheat services, handheld gaming devices may not be able to play all games in the Steam library as promised by Valve.This Proton database The compatibility layer used by SteamOS 3.0, the operating system (OS) of Steam Deck, is currently not compatible with any games that support anti-cheat services.
ProtonDB is a compatibility layer of Linux, designed to make Windows games in the Steam library seamlessly and fully compatible with Linux. Since SteamOS uses the Linux kernel, it can also be used with ProtonDB to make Windows games run within the operating system.
However, ProtonDB is still in its infancy, and Valve is continuously increasing the number of games it supports and the features needed to support specific games.
Therefore, if Valve cannot make anti-cheat services work, this may become a major issue for owners of the new Steam platform, as almost half of Steam’s most popular games, including Apex Legend, fate with PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Provide anti-cheating services to prevent hackers from intruding.
On the bright side, Valve stated that they are accelerating ProtonDB’s game compatibility with Steam Deck and are committed to supporting anti-cheat solutions. However, there is no guarantee that Steam Deck supports all anti-cheat services for all games in the Steam library.
There is always an option to install Windows 10 (Or Windows 11), if the problem becomes unbearable, but this is at best an annoying solution.
Hopefully, once the Steam Deck is released in December, Valve will be able to solve this problem.