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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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Tim 15 Apr
Giveaway is not over and i am not late on party? I'm in.
rapakiv 15 Apr
A chance to have it free.
I'm in
Orkultus 16 Apr
This game is running at a full 60FPS at default settings on my Manjaro system with a Intel I5-4690K, 16GB ddr3 ram, and a Nvidia GTX 980. No issues what so ever...i haven't tried turning up the graphics, but i dont think i need to. The game looks and runs beautifully.
SO, no benchmark tool included?
PopeRigby 16 Apr
I've been eyeing this game for awhile. It looks great. Loved the first too games. I'd also like to enter the giveaway please. Steam account is in my profile.
pete910 16 Apr
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Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoSO, no benchmark tool included?
Not found one in menu, Only had a quick look to see if its all working fine. Will get to have a play at weekend hopefully.
SystemShock 16 Apr
Played "Metro Exodus" under Proton until yesterday.
Actually I assumed that a huge download will be necessary to play it in the native version...
But far from it !
I had to download only about 195 MB and could then immediately play the native Linux version. Apparently only the part with the engine is exchanged, the assets remain the same, that's really clever solved.
The performance is really good, everything is damn smooth.
I am very satisfied, thanks 4A Games. :-)
That's a kind gesture , I'll take part in the giveaway too.
Pando 16 Apr
Hi, I'm quite new to Linux and gaming. My Linux system isn't the fastest, but I'd still enjoy it nonetheless! (:
CheetehZ 16 Apr
No way, Metro, what a cool game. I'd like to enter the raffle. I've been a Linux gamer all my life ever since I was born
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