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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:

PULSE_LATENCY_MSEC=60 %command%

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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denyasis 14 Apr
I'd love to have a copy as well!!

Funny, I opened up the front page and saw this had 100+ comments and thought worst, lol. Glad I was wrong!
trawz 14 Apr
Coming out of my lurking spot to mention I'd like to participate in the giveaway too :P Would be a nice birthday present.
i want a copy !
rezzafri 15 Apr
Thank you generous reader, would love to have it.
DarthLeo 15 Apr
Nice to see linux support.

Count me in on the giveaway!
MichaelDN 15 Apr
I would love to win a key.

Cheers to the awesome person offering the keys.
holisticboy 15 Apr
First of all, pro move on the giveaway (that super thoughtful)

I'd love a copy of the game!

Edit: I actually bought it myself, so count me out on the copy!


Last edited by holisticboy on 15 April 2021 at 1:56 am UTC
edenist 15 Apr
Oooo, I've certainly been looking forward to this. Glad to see 4A actually came through for us with a native release! :-D

And oh yes, I'd certainly oblige to a free copy if one was available! Count me in to the competition.
a0kami 15 Apr
I do not wish to win a copy as I want to support the devs for such behaviour directly, though that's nice and I would gladly contribute to see this kind of copy winning event more often!
mahagr 15 Apr
I would love to get a copy. I've been waiting to test ray tracing in Linux as my daughters computer has RTX 2060 Super (while I'm stuck with 1080 Ti while waiting prices to go down... forever?)

I'm really happy that Feral is still doing Linux ports as their games tend to perform a bit better than Windows binaries.
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