Fall Guys is one of the most famous games boomed in recent years. It runs with Easy Anti-Cheat, and therefore it did not work before Proton started supporting EAC. Even now, this game does not work immediately out of the box and has Silver rating on ProtonDB which means it requires you to do some tinkering with its files for you to play this game after installing. But not too much, it is very easy if you follow this guide. I’m going to use something called ‘Heroic Games Launcher’ which is a third-party Game manager for Epic games (because there is no official Epic Games client for Linux).
Installing Heroic Games Launcher
This application is not available in the official repositories of many distributions, the easiest method will be to install the flatpak version of this application. But first make sure you have flatpak installed on your system, Open a Terminal window and type the following command:
# On Debian and Ubuntu based distributions sudo apt install flatpak # On Arch based distributions sudo pacman -S flatpak # On Fedora Workstation flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Once flatpak is installed, you can run the following commands irrelevant to your distribution :
flatpak install flathub com.heroicgameslauncher.hgl
If you do not prefer the Flatpaks, you can also install the native versions after adding a third-party repository to your package manager. You can read more about it here.
Once the application is installed, You can launch it and log into your Epic Games account.
Claim and Install Fall Guys
As the game is free on the Epic Store, just visit their website, log in and then look for Fall Guys and add it to your library.
Now, from your Heroic Games Launcher library section, search for Fall Guys and hit the Install button.
This step could take some time depending on your Internet speed. And while it is downloading, let’s configure some additional settings and install Proton. Go to the ‘Wine Manager’ tab and install the latest version of Proton-GE.
Once the game is downloaded (in your library tab), click on the settings button on the bottom of your game and then go to ‘Wine Extensions’ tab and enable Easy Anti-Cheat runtime.
Then go to the ‘Wine’ tab and make sure that your Game runs with Proton-GE7-37 or later (You can also try running it with Proton Experimental if you encounter any trouble after completing this tutorial).
Now we just have to edit and copy a few configuration files, and then we will be able to play this game.
Open your file manager (named nautilus) and then go to the folder where you have installed the game (usually under Games/FallGuys/) and then copy the
/FallGuys/EasyAntiCheat/easyanticheat_x64.so file to
Also, open the
FallGuys/FallGuys_client.ini file with your favorite text editor (right-click upon it and then open with text editor) and modify the following line so that it looks like this :
Save the file, restart the Heroic Games Launcher, and you are good to go! You can finally run Fall Guys on Linux.
As you can see at the top left, Fall Guys is running at smooth 60fps on my Fedora 36.
Heroic Games launcher, Steam, and Proton are a boon for Linux Gamers, and with Heroic, you can even install Epic-exclusive games such as Fall Guys and Rocket League on Linux. If you encounter any error, you can comment down below and I will try to resolve any issue for you. Otherwise, you can also check out r/Linux_Gaming on Reddit to get help from the community.