Fortnite will not be supported by Steam Deck: a nice cold shower for the many fans of the battle royale of Epic Gameswhich through the mouth of Tim Sweeney explained that to bring the game on the handheld Valve does not fit into the plans current of the company.
The long list of games compatible with Steam Deck will therefore not include the hugely popular free-to-play, and apparently the reasons that prompted Epic to make that decision are purely technical.
“We fear we will not be able to counter the cheating on a large scale in relation to a wide range of kernel configurations, including custom ones, ”Sweeney wrote on Twitter.
No Fortnite on Steam Deck, therefore, but Epic Games is still collaborating with Valve on other fronts, for example maximizing the compatibility of the technology Easy Anti Cheat with the new handheld.
If the problem is the cheaters, there is therefore the possibility that in the future, once the reliability of the anti-cheat system has been ascertained, Fortnite may also make its debut on the Steam Deck.