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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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Fighter 14 Apr
Sure count me in ;)
pete910 14 Apr
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Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: pete910
Quoting: Liam DaweNow the initial Steam Depot woes are sorted, I've played about 30 mins and it's....SUPER SMOOTH.

Whats the FPS like or more importantly the lows ?
Thought you was rockin a 2080 ti liam, says you on a 1080 in your profile?
The 1080 is my main, the 2080 is in the streaming rig. Doing a small video atm to show it a bit.

Furry muff!

Thought Sin may have pinched it

Quoting: ripperI'd appreciate Metro Exodus Thanks for the giveaway!

Nice gif to boot!

All these comments entering really need to add there steam user to there GOL profile so if you do win, Liam can gift it to you easier.
Liam Dawe 14 Apr
Quoting: kokoko3kThis post is bloating, i don't think asking people to partecipate to the giveaway that way has been a good idea.
We may in future do a corresponding forum post for those, to keep things a bit cleaner. Something to think on anyway!
pete910 14 Apr
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Quoting: XpanderFoV increased from the cfg file


What FOV have you set ?

Don't think I'll get to try it tonight though, IT'S HUGE!

she said.....
Xpander 14 Apr
Quoting: pete910
Quoting: XpanderFoV increased from the cfg file


What FOV have you set ?

Don't think I'll get to try it tonight though, IT'S HUGE!

she said.....

i set it to 80 but i think its a bit too much.. its not the regular number.. 80 feels like 100+ in other games
i think 70 should be better match at least for 16:9 screen

r_base_fov 80.

conf file is in (thanks dpanter)
Liam Dawe 14 Apr
Initial footage video added to article.
wvstolzing 14 Apr
Quoting: Xpander
Spoiler, click me

Spoiler, click me
Nice to see that the super secret ending to Last Light ended up being the canonical one.
AciD 14 Apr
Count me in ;)
WorMzy 14 Apr
Slightly disappointed that the game hardcodes qwerty key mappings (so on my dvorak keyboard it registers ',' as 'w', etc.), shouldn't cause any problems besides any tutorials or QTEs displaying the wrong character, but I thought game devs had progressed past this already.

Edit: played for about five minutes, got an OOM. Game used ~21GB of RAM. Might have more luck when I don't have a Arch build chroot setup in tmpfs taking up an additional 12G of memory but wow. Even the "extreme" system requirements only called for 16GB of memory. Suspect a memory leak, but I'll see if I can reproduce it.

Last edited by WorMzy on 14 April 2021 at 9:44 pm UTC
dorkster 14 Apr
I enjoyed the first two games on Linux, and I'm looking forward to playing this one, too.

Count me in for the giveaway :)
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