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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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shinobu Apr 14, 2021
I would like to enter the raffle as well.
marcus Apr 14, 2021
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I would also be very happy to win one of the keys.
Liam Dawe Apr 14, 2021
Quoting: headless_cyborg
QuoteFanatical (on sale)

Does this site actually count Linux purchases? Because if it doesn't (there's only Windows version advertised) it would be IMHO a bit strange to advertise it under a fresh port. But I might be wrong.
That only matters for external ports. 4A and DS will see Linux players.
gojul Apr 14, 2021
Now downloading fine, but... crash on startup (Debian Bullseye / KDE / Nvidia 460.67 / French). Am I the only one affected ?
HunterCZ122 Apr 14, 2021
Also count me into the giveaway :) Thanks!
My Steam account is already linked with GOL account.
Avehicle7887 Apr 14, 2021
Hopefully the Mac and Linux versions will also make it to GOG, it's quite a big release so I'll be a little more patient.
RossBC Apr 14, 2021
A key would be awesome!
Not a game i'd normally buy, but it'd nice to see how well it works.
wvstolzing Apr 14, 2021
I'd like to enter the draw as well.
Thanks a lot!
stud68 Apr 14, 2021
It would be GREAT to win a copy of a key!!
ziabice Apr 14, 2021
Buying the AMD Radeon RX 580 with only 4GB of RAM was one of the worst decisions of my life! To my defense, the 8GB version was nowhere to be found at the time... that said, is a great GPU!


Last edited by ziabice on 14 April 2021 at 7:00 pm UTC
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