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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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gojul 14 Apr
Missing files for me :-(
ST34MF0X 14 Apr
I would love to finish out my collection! Count me in for the giveaway!
NeoTrantor 14 Apr
I bought the game on Epic Games. Guess I'm not getting a Linux version, right?
chui2ch 14 Apr
I would love to win a copy of the game. Thank you kind internet stranger.
setlec 14 Apr
oh excellent news!
I've been waiting for acquiring the game.
fabertawe 14 Apr
This looks beautiful. I really enjoyed the other previous Metro games, the immersion was great. Add some open world and this sounds right up my street.

I wouldn't mind a giveaway copy either, especially as it's my birthday this weekend (yes, really!).

I'm guessing it's low graphics settings on my GTX 970 though
scratchi 14 Apr
Hello. I would like to enter for the key gift give away. Thank you
Quoting: gojulMissing files for me :-(

I think you need to delete and reinstall...
gojul 14 Apr
Quoting: somebody1121
Quoting: gojulMissing files for me :-(

I think you need to delete and reinstall...

Already did it twice. Will attempt again.

I get 7.8 GB for the Linux version vs 58 GB download for Windows version.


Last edited by gojul on 14 April 2021 at 3:57 pm UTC
Quoting: gojul
Quoting: somebody1121
Quoting: gojulMissing files for me :-(

I think you need to delete and reinstall...

Already did it twice. Will attempt again.

If that's the case, the servers may be out of sync. Later perhaps you will be able to download correctly...
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