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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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TimeFreeze 21 Apr
Quoting: elmapul
Quoting: TimeFreezeI also would like to win a Key so count me in!

i think i already asked but anyway, asking again...
what is the name of the character on your profile pic?

hibiki from the anime/game kancolle/kantai collection
elmapul 23 Apr
Quoting: TimeFreeze
Quoting: elmapul
Quoting: TimeFreezeI also would like to win a Key so count me in!

i think i already asked but anyway, asking again...
what is the name of the character on your profile pic?

hibiki from the anime/game kancolle/kantai collection
oh, i guessed it was her.
i didnt liked the anime, and i wont play more gatcha games (one is enough to ruin my life), but she is very cute and there are tons of good fanarts of her


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Anyone tried the Enhanced Edition (via Proton, obviously)?
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Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoAnyone tried the Enhanced Edition (via Proton, obviously)?
Is it not native? I uninstalled the other and it just barely finished downloading the enhanced edition, and am going to be annoyed if it is through Proton.
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoAnyone tried the Enhanced Edition (via Proton, obviously)?
Is it not native? I uninstalled the other and it just barely finished downloading the enhanced edition, and am going to be annoyed if it is through Proton.

The Enhanced Edition released today is not Linux native. That's why I asked
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Quoting: Comandante Ñoñardo
Quoting: slaapliedje
Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoAnyone tried the Enhanced Edition (via Proton, obviously)?
Is it not native? I uninstalled the other and it just barely finished downloading the enhanced edition, and am going to be annoyed if it is through Proton.

The Enhanced Edition released today is not Linux native. That's why I asked
Damn!
 
Your system appears to not meet the minimum requirements for the PC Enhanced version of Metro Exodus.

Please check your PC configuration to fit the minimum system requirements: "https://www.metrothegame.com/pcspecs/"

Reason:
  - Maximum shader model: SM6.2 (SM6.5 required).
  - Graphics device does not support DXR1.1 or above.

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stormtux 7 May
From the release anouncement:
QuotePlease note – the Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition requires Ray Tracing capable hardware as the minimum spec – please check the PC Specs chart for more information.
With my GPU I am out but I am still interested to know if there is any news about a possible official support for linux.
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Quoting: stormtuxFrom the release anouncement:
QuotePlease note – the Metro Exodus PC Enhanced Edition requires Ray Tracing capable hardware as the minimum spec – please check the PC Specs chart for more information.
With my GPU I am out but I am still interested to know if there is any news about a possible official support for linux.
Yeah, I really wanted to see a full on RTX game running on Linux. With all the things bumped up, the non-enhanced one ran a bit choppy on my 2080, but now I finally have a 3080, I had uninstalled the other version and installed the enhanced... before I knew it wasn't supported ha! Now I don't want to sit through another 70gb of downloads, when I haven't won the first game...
mahagr 8 May
I also really wish to get EE version of the game for Linux, even if I don't yet own RTX card. It would finally give me a reason to get one. :) BTW, it looks like in the normal version you can enable RTX even if you have only GTX card, though the performance penalty is really bad.
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Quoting: mahagrI also really wish to get EE version of the game for Linux, even if I don't yet own RTX card. It would finally give me a reason to get one. :) BTW, it looks like in the normal version you can enable RTX even if you have only GTX card, though the performance penalty is really bad.
The 3080 was definitely a decent bump in performance over the 2080 on the non-EE game. But I decided I really should beat the original one first... but apparently there is an issue with Metro 2033 Redux on Linux assuming I have a game pad connected, so the menus and such are all messed up... I mean it's an FPS, why would I play it with a gamepad on a PC?
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