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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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g000h 15 Apr
I'd like to enter for the chance to win too. Thanks. Metro Exodus has been on my wishlist even before it was clear it would come to Linux, although I've held off buying it waiting for the native Linux goodness.
ronnoc 15 Apr
I would absolutely LOVE a copy. Game looks great, too - If not slightly terrifying.
TheRiddick 15 Apr
I would love a copy too but bit late to the party. Better luck next time I guess :)
Marky 15 Apr
It's great to see a native release with ray-tracing after holding out for so long.
I'd like to enter the giveaway too.
Anorelsan 15 Apr
Hello all,

@liamd you say it's on sale on fanatical. It's count as a linux sale?

slaapliedje 15 Apr
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Ha, for all of those wanting a copy of this game given to them. I propose a contest. Make me an awesome Linux based wallpaper that is 3840x1200, and I'll buy you a copy, gifted to your SteamID.
Liam Dawe 15 Apr
Quoting: AnorelsanHello all,

@liamd you say it's on sale on fanatical. It's count as a linux sale?

That only matters for external ports.
CFWhitman 15 Apr
Quoting: FeistGreat to see this game arrive (finally)! I'd like the chanse to enter the giveaway as well.

Currently, I'm playing through "Deus Ex: Revision" (also finally), so I'm in no immediate rush to start playing and since there is apperantly no sale going on currently, I'll wait and keep my fingers crossed.

There is a sale at Fanatical, but today is the last day.

Edit: In case there is a question, I don't wish to be entered in the giveaway. I already have a copy of the game from the Fanatical sale. I picked up 2033 as well, and am starting with that one (I had Last Light from somewhere already, but haven't played it).

Last edited by CFWhitman on 15 April 2021 at 7:39 pm UTC
aldy 15 Apr
I want to participate in the giveaway.
Loved 2033 and Last Light and I was waiting for the native port of Exodus since the first gameplay announcement in the E3 2017.
seamoose 15 Apr
Obligatory "I never win anything" comment, but I'd also like to join the giveaway - thanks!
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