Electronic Arts games on PC will start protecting their own
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Electronic Arts games on PC will start protecting their own anti-cheat – they will debut in FIFA 23

American publisher Electronic Arts announced about plans to introduce an anti-cheat program developed by their team to their games on PC – it was called EA AntiCheat (abbreviated as EAAC).

    Image source: Electronic Arts

Image source: Electronic Arts

EAAC runs at the kernel level of the operating system. As EA notes, in recent years the number of cheat programs in the kernel space has grown, and in user mode it can be problematic to detect and block them.

Unlike third-party anti-cheats, EA AntiCheat gives Electronic Arts teams full control over security and privacy controls so they can fix issues faster.

According to Electronic Arts, competitive games with a large number of online modes require the greatest protection at the core level. Therefore, EAAC will debut in FIFA 23 soccer simulator this fall.

    You cannot play FIFA 23 on PC without EAAC

You cannot play FIFA 23 on PC without EAAC

At the same time, EAAC will be useful not only for PC users: “Our console players facing a PC match are also safe from PC cheaters.”.

EA says EAAC will not appear in single player games “small effect” work on the gameplay, only work with the game at the same time, view only the necessary files and, in case of uninstallation, delete all publishing projects from the PC yourself.

Electronic Arts is not the first publisher to introduce its own anti-cheat that works at the kernel level. Riot (Valorant) and Activision (Call of Duty: Vanguard, Warzone) have previously introduced similar technologies into their developments.

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