EA has announced that Battlefield 2042 is getting a significant update concerning the game’s anti-cheat system. Starting in October with the launch of Season 6, the game will transition to EA’s in-house anti-cheat system. But what does this mean for players?
The primary reason for the switch to EA anti-cheat is to improve the fairness and integrity of the game. Third-party anti-cheat systems can be complex for the developers to control and customize. By bringing the anti-cheat system in-house, the team will better grip security and privacy issues, enabling quicker fixes when problems arise.
EA anti-cheat is a kernel-mode anti-cheat and anti-tamper solution developed by Electronic Arts. This system is designed to operate in the kernel space of a computer’s operating system, where it can more effectively detect and counteract cheats that also operate at this level.
One primary concern with any software that operates at the kernel level is the potential impact on privacy and security. The developers assure players that EA anti-cheat will only be active when an EA game is running and will automatically uninstall itself if all EA games are removed from your system. Moreover, the system has been designed with a strong focus on privacy, collecting only the data needed for its anti-cheat functions.
For those worried about system compatibility, the new anti-cheat will still support Windows 10 and 11. Also, extensive testing has shown that the new system will not negatively impact gameplay performance.
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) September 28, 2023