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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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x_wing 14 Apr
Quoting: gojulMissing files for me :-(

Can confirm. Dang it!
Feist 14 Apr
Great to see this game arrive (finally)! I'd like the chanse to enter the giveaway as well.

Currently, I'm playing through "Deus Ex: Revision" (also finally), so I'm in no immediate rush to start playing and since there is apperantly no sale going on currently, I'll wait and keep my fingers crossed.
Quoting: t3gNative Vulkan port?

Yes, Vulkan plus ray tracing support. (only nvidia for now)
Bohdan_D 14 Apr
Well, once I got free key for Metro 2033 from some Nvidia competition. Now I would like to get free key for Metro Exodus too.:)
THE0R 14 Apr
Thank you for the giveaway, I'd like participate too. ;-)
Nestro 14 Apr
I would like to get Metro Exodus on Steam, I've got previous ones and played them with big pleasure.
P.S. Metro Exodus Expansion Pass doesn't have Mac and Linux badges, but both DLCs have ones.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/924220/Metro_Exodus_Expansion_Pass/
https://store.steampowered.com/sub/298833/
bruno.tux 14 Apr
I'll be very happy when I get a key! Thanks in advance!

My Steam id is in my profile.
fenevadkan 14 Apr
The Metro: Last Light was one of my favorites, so yes, I would like to have a copy, please.

Thank you! :)
Sometimes it feels good to wait a bit, and it was totally the case here.
And it would be even better with a gifted key .

And it would be perfect with a free rtx 3080, but I'm maybe asking a bit too much
jordicoma 14 Apr
I would like a copy also. It will be slow (with my gf660), but it's a great game. I'll will buy when I can buy a better graphic card.
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