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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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IdleGandalf Apr 14, 2021
Someone else having fullscreen problems on i3?

I only get half of the screen, doesn't seem to switch to a fullscreen mode, and if forced to go fullscreen it just glitches out.


Last edited by IdleGandalf on 14 April 2021 at 8:05 pm UTC
gojul Apr 14, 2021
To make thee game work on Debian with NVidia do *NOT* forget to install libnvidia-rtcore. Otherwise it will crash on startup...
Liam Dawe Apr 14, 2021
Quoting: pete910
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?
The 1080 is my main, the 2080 is in the streaming rig. Doing a small video atm to show it a bit.
Windousico Apr 14, 2021
I would like to win one of these Steam Gifts.

Thanks for the opportunity.


Last edited by Windousico on 14 April 2021 at 8:13 pm UTC
ripper Apr 14, 2021
I'd appreciate Metro Exodus Thanks for the giveaway!
yuukituna Apr 14, 2021
i want this game for finished my entire collection of metro series game
Xpander Apr 14, 2021
Works really good here. 110+ FPS indoors and 80+ FPS outdoors

  • Ryzen 3700X (kernel 5.11 upds)

  • GTX 1080Ti (nvidia 465.24.02)

  • 32GB RAM

  • MATE Desktop

  • 2560x1440

  • FoV increased from the cfg file


It crashed first when i change resolution and it was applying changes and i alt tabbed out. but now i can alt tab out without any issues.

Good port! Looks really good also. Super smooth!

Spoiler, click me


Video also:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ei1KVOusql8


Last edited by Xpander on 15 April 2021 at 12:09 am UTC
Fighter Apr 14, 2021
Sure count me in ;)
pete910 Apr 14, 2021
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Quoting: Liam Dawe
Quoting: pete910
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?
The 1080 is my main, the 2080 is in the streaming rig. Doing a small video atm to show it a bit.

Furry muff!

Thought Sin may have pinched it

Quoting: ripperI'd appreciate Metro Exodus Thanks for the giveaway!

Nice gif to boot!

All these comments entering really need to add there steam user to there GOL profile so if you do win, Liam can gift it to you easier.
Liam Dawe Apr 14, 2021
Quoting: kokoko3kThis post is bloating, i don't think asking people to partecipate to the giveaway that way has been a good idea.
We may in future do a corresponding forum post for those, to keep things a bit cleaner. Something to think on anyway!
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