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Soulcalibur VI Locking Accounts Of Linux Players

Those that launch the game via Steam Play are unable to play even in Windows

Soulcalibur VI is now available worldwide, but Bandai Namco’s latest fighting game isn’t without some launch issues. The main issue comes from the PC version of the weapon-based combat title, specifically those trying to run it on Linux. Soulcalibur VI doesn't support Linux naturally, but there's usually a work around for that by using SteamPlay.

However, the fighting game doesn’t support SteamPlay. So, when players launch it through that method their account is getting flagged (possibly for cheat prevention), and their accounts are then locked online. It then doesn’t matter how the game is played, as users are unable to play Soulcalibur VI online even when it is launched natively on Windows.

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Bandai Namco hasn’t commented on the matter yet, but it’s assumed they will be working on a patch to fix the issue with their anti-cheat detection. Those that don’t want to play on Linux can already get into the action as Soulcalibur VI is already available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


Tyler Treese October 23, 2018