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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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Mohandevir 10 May
For the record, I'm running Metro Exodus in 1080p-60hz at ultra settings on my GTX 1660 Super (No RTX, obviously). Performances are stellar. No lag, no stutter. Aside for the occasional crash (on Windows too) it's an awesome experience. I will probably try extreme... I didn't think it would be that good at Ultra.

Edit: Xtreme is a little too heavy. It must be falling slightly under 30fps, making it a little choppy, but playable.

Last edited by Mohandevir on 12 May 2021 at 12:07 pm UTC
CFWhitman 18 May
Quoting: slaapliedje
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?

Huh, that's odd. I recently started the first game, and it just uses the mouse and keyboard for me, even though I do have a gamepad connected most of the time for use with other games.
It seems the Enhanced Edition will have MacOS support...
Maybe Linux is next.
Ehvis 26 May
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Quoting: Comandante ÑoñardoIt seems the Enhanced Edition will have MacOS support...
Maybe Linux is next.

Mac has RT support?
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