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Metro Exodus from 4A and Deep Silver has officially released for Linux

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While it was playable with the Steam Play Proton compatibility layer, 4A Games and Deep Silver have today officially released Metro Exodus for Linux.

"Metro Exodus is an epic, story-driven first person shooter from 4A Games that blends deadly combat and stealth with exploration and survival horror in one of the most immersive game worlds ever created. Explore the Russian wilderness across vast, non-linear levels and follow a thrilling story-line that spans an entire year through spring, summer and autumn to the depths of nuclear winter."

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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 a reminder here's the specifications suggested for the Linux port:

Since Metro Exodus supports Ray Tracing on Linux, expect to need a powerful GPU to get good framerates in it.

Giveaway (CLOSED)

To go along with the release, a kind reader has offered up three copies to give away! These will be sent as a Steam Gift, so once winners are picked they will need to provide their Steam account for us to friend and then gift the copies. How to enter? Simply make it clear in your comment you wish to win a copy and winners will be picked Friday, April 16. Note: giveaway now closed!

Note: as of right now, it looks like they haven't sorted out all the key depots on Steam, meaning not everyone will actually be able to download the Linux version until they attach it all up correctly on Steam. It's a common pitfall we wrote about before to help developers. Update: this should now be solved.

If you find you have some audio popping, adding this as launch option may solve it:


You can buy it on Fanatical (on sale), Humble Store, and Steam

Here's some initial footage from the Linux port running on Ultra at 1080p. Recording did reduce the performance:

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leillo1975 Apr 14, 2021
What great new! Metro is one of my favorite game sagas. I really enjoy 2033 and Last Light, and now I would like to enjoy this one. Of course I would like one of this giveaway keys. My steam account are linked in my info (at the left of this post)

Last edited by leillo1975 on 14 April 2021 at 3:28 pm UTC
DebianUser Apr 14, 2021
OMAGAD! I (obviously) would like a copy !
(In case i'm in luck, SteamID is in my profile for the key)
Edit: no luck !

Last edited by DebianUser on 20 April 2021 at 8:07 am UTC
toor Apr 14, 2021
I would gladly have a copy! Who is that mysterious generous well-doer? Thank you!
Raaben Apr 14, 2021
Can't say no to a giveaway; sign me up. Steam account is in my info.

Been excited about this release for a while now. Glad 4A came threough even if it took a while.
forkbomb9 Apr 14, 2021
I'll be very happy when I get a key! Thanks in advance!

My Steam id is in my profile
somebody1121 Apr 14, 2021
I'm curious how the performance compare between versions... Also a would like to have a key
gregorian Apr 14, 2021
Looks like a great game and would love a shot at a free copy.
Bogomips Apr 14, 2021
Just to test on my new Debian rig but stuck with a GTX1070…
3zekiel Apr 14, 2021
Hi Hi,
Would love to have a free copy of the game :)
gojul Apr 14, 2021
Missing files for me :-(
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