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Metro Exodus will be officially releasing for Linux on April 14, ahead of the release 4A Games and Deep Silver have put out some new system requirements.

Here's what they suggest for Linux users:

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Since the Linux port will also support Ray Tracing, you're going to need more powerful if you plan on turning that on. At least on the NVIDIA side anyway, as the driver situation for Ray Tracing on AMD+Linux is not yet sorted.

Game Features:

  • Embark on an incredible journey - board the Aurora, a heavily modified steam locomotive, and join a handful of survivors as they search for a new life in the East
  • Experience Sandbox Survival - a gripping story links together classic Metro gameplay with new huge, non-linear levels
  • A beautiful, hostile world - discover the post-apocalyptic Russian wilderness, brought to life with stunning day / night cycles and dynamic weather
  • Deadly combat and stealth - scavenge and craft in the field to customize your arsenal of hand-made weaponry, and engage human and mutant foes in thrilling tactical combat
  • Your choices determine your comrades’ fate - not all your companions will survive the journey; your decisions have consequence in a gripping storyline that offers massive re-playability
  • The ultimate in atmosphere and immersion - a flickering candle in the darkness; a ragged gasp as your gasmask frosts over; the howl of a mutant on the night wind - Metro will immerse and terrify you like no other game…

As expected for a lot of games, it seems they will only officially support Ubuntu too.

If you're excited to see the Linux native port, let us know in the comments!

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furaxhornyx 13 Apr
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Quoting: DuncWait... the “minimum” specs are based on “medium” settings?

I think that's a "suggestion" to be able to still enjoy the game, but nothing prevents you to turn off graphics settings down to the minimum to have higher fps, or if you have lower spec
kokoko3k 13 Apr
For some reason, windows requirements are higher in terms of vram...
orlfman 13 Apr
well im good for 4k extreme even though i don't even have a 4k display lol. 1440p should be a breeze for me.
Hmm so if we already bought the game, but wait until Friday to download it/play it for official Linux support. Does that count as a Linux sale?


Last edited by InhaleOblivion on 13 April 2021 at 6:40 am UTC
Quoting: InhaleOblivionHmm so if we already bought the game, but wait until Friday to download it/play it for official Linux support. Does that count as a Linux sale?

I believe you have to play within 2 weeks of purchase.
Quoting: GuestI'm sure this is a dumb question (those are all I usually have) but "it seems they will only officially support Ubuntu too" is going to be an issue with people who don't use ubuntu?
Usually the Steam Runtime abstracts all peculiar dependencies on any typical distribution. The developers just test on one distro to make their lives easier, I guess.
WorMzy 13 Apr
Quoting: GuestI'm sure this is a dumb question (those are all I usually have) but "it seems they will only officially support Ubuntu too" is going to be an issue with people who don't use ubuntu?

All it means is you may need to recreate any bugs you encounter on "Ubuntu 20" (whatever that is) before the official support channel will do anything about it.

If you run steam as steam-native, you may need to install some additional (probably outdated) libraries in order to even run the game. The official support channels will probably be unable or unwilling to help you figure out how and what, so you'll need to figure it out yourself or seek support from the community.
denyasis 13 Apr
Quoting: GuestI'm sure this is a dumb question (those are all I usually have) but "it seems they will only officially support Ubuntu too" is going to be an issue with people who don't use ubuntu?


The short answer is no, it'll be just fine on Arch. Every Linux game that I can think of generally lists a target Distro and version and it is usually Ubuntu. Even Steam does this itself.

The supported post is that likely that is the distro that they tested against and will provide support for. Think of it as a benchmark to compare your distro to make sure it'll be up to date enough.

For example a machine running Debian Stable might not be up to date enough to run the game (older Mesa, libs, kernel, you get it). An up to date Arch install should be just fine.

For the record I run OpenSuse Tumbleweed and aside from installing an occasional library (usually with GOG games), I've never had an issue due to my distro.


Hope that helps
beko 13 Apr
I love how they raise the number of cores with each category. Wonder how many will be really used in the end
I've, save for the video card (5700XT), the requirements for 'High' gameplay and it plays really damn well thru Proton as-is. I'll definitely reinstall native if even for them to see [that] there's Linux gamers, dang-it! …and to compare how well it plays, of course.
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