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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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Xaero_Vincent Apr 14, 2021
I have the other Metro games for Linux, and would love to play the native port of Metro Exodus too! I would love to have a free copy of the game!
jrt Apr 14, 2021
Count me in on the giveaway!
rea987 Apr 14, 2021
Heh, I got the first game twice, the Windows onlu original release and the native Redux release, then get the native Redux release of the second game. It would lovely to get another native release. Hence, I wish to win a copy.
CIAPA Apr 14, 2021
I would like to win a copy as I LOVE fps games!
t3g Apr 14, 2021
Native Vulkan port?
Exidan Apr 14, 2021
I would love to get a copy. I hope it runs well like the other 2
Beamboom Apr 14, 2021
I'll buy mine, so no entry in the draw on me.
But it would be really really REALLY interesting to see a performance comparison with Proton VS native on this one.
ertuqueque Apr 14, 2021
Wow, really kind gesture from that reader!... I would love to participate in that giveaway. Please, count me in!

My Steam id is in my profile

win8linux Apr 14, 2021
I would also be interested in getting a copy of the game, especially as this one apparently uses DXVK in some form. Would be interesting to compare it to playing within Proton also using DXVK.

Also, there is a dearth of open world games with native Linux ports. I really want to play this game as it is the newest one to come for years.

Last edited by win8linux on 14 April 2021 at 4:38 pm UTC
x_wing Apr 14, 2021
Quoting: gojulMissing files for me :-(

Can confirm. Dang it!
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