The Division 2's latest update is just for Steam Deck users
Developers are updating games specifically for Steam Deck
Published: 21st January 2023 | Source: Steam - Via Gaming On Linux |
Ubisoft has updated The Division 2 to make The Division 2 playable on Linux and Valve's Steam Deck
As part of a tiny patch earlier this week, Ubisoft has made Tom Clancy's The Division 2 playable on Steam Deck and Linux by addressing a "issue" that made the game unable to boot on non-Windows platforms. According to Gaming On Linux, this update enabled a newer version of Easy Anti-Cheat that is compatible with Linux/SteamOS.
Easy Anti-Cheat is a tool that has made many PC games incompatible with SteamOS and Linux, despite the fact that a newer version of the tool is available to enabled support for playing PC games on these platforms. Ubisoft has taken action to make The Division 2 playable on Linux based gaming PCs, though at this time many other games, like Destiny, Rainbow Six Siege, and Death by Daylight to name a few, use an older version of Easy Anti-Cheat.
Fixed an issue that caused the game to be unable to boot on Steam Deck
Gaming on Linux has reported that The Division 2 can have choppy framerates initially while shaders for the game are compiled. In time, Valve should be able to send these shaders pre-compiled to Steam Deck users, eliminating this issue. The publication also noted that PC gamers should stick to the game's DirectX 11 version, as the DirectX 12 version will not run on Linux.
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