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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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grigi Apr 14, 2021
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Naturally I would love a free copy of the game.
rodvil Apr 14, 2021
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Yes, yes, yes. A copy to me, please
KohlyKohl Apr 14, 2021
I would be interested in a free copy
kokoko3k Apr 14, 2021
This post is bloating, i don't think asking people to partecipate to the giveaway that way has been a good idea.
Looking forward to some performance tests!
pete910 Apr 14, 2021
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What a nice surprise to come here and see. Not been on much due to work.


Like others, No key entry for me. I'm happy to support the devs!.

Will be interesting what its like on my 6800xt compared to my VII card.
Liam Dawe Apr 14, 2021
Now the initial Steam Depot woes are sorted, I've played about 30 mins and it's....SUPER SMOOTH.
WorMzy Apr 14, 2021
Alas, Steam did not let me know that a game on my wishlist was now available for Linux. It's not even listed on the front page of the store for me. :/

Oh well, GoL doesn't disappoint, thanks for the announcement! I just bought the gold edition, so don't include me in the giveaway.

Here's hoping I find time to play it in the not too distant future. :D
pete910 Apr 14, 2021
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Quoting: Liam DaweNow the initial Steam Depot woes are sorted, I've played about 30 mins and it's....SUPER SMOOTH.

Whats the FPS like or more importantly the lows ?
Thought you was rockin a 2080 ti liam, says you on a 1080 in your profile?
kellerkindt Apr 14, 2021
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I would be very happy to win a key :)
linux_gamer Apr 14, 2021
I would love to receive a free copy

Bought Metro 2033 and LL and really liked it, the performance was so good it was ahead of Windows at almost all settings as I remember.
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