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Available really cheap until September 18th, Titanfall 2 has one of the best FPS campaigns around and some great multiplayer with the Northstar mod too. 

It's rated Steam Deck Playable and does work just great on desktop Linux. If you want to use Northstar, it may be best to use the latest GE-Proton, as one of the recent updates to GE-Proton added some helpers for Northstar. What exactly is it though? Northstar is a modding framework client that allows users to host their own Titanfall 2 servers using custom scripts and assets to create custom content, as well as being able to host vanilla content. Once again, modding keeping a game alive after the original developer moves on.

The Ultimate Edition is currently 90% off making it only £2.49, which is a ridiculously good price for such a great game. So many hours of fun can be had for that.

It turns out I hadn't actually done a Steam Deck video of the game yet, although I did previously do some footage on desktop Linux back in 2020 where even then it was running exceptionally well. So here's some footage running on Steam Deck with Proton Experimental, followed by a guide to set up Northstar on Steam Deck because this was a good excuse to play some more:

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Buy a copy on Steam. Don't miss out on this fantastic deal.

Have you picked it up again or will you buy it now? Let me know in the comments.

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Lofty Sep 7, 2023
I wonder if there will ever be a community mod that removes the need for any EA Application to be installed on the Linux desktop in order to play, or an account for that matter. I could actually imagine that might be something that would happen to totally separate the game from the company. Even eventually from Steam perhaps with custom servers and mods to keep the game alive for a very long time.

It's such a shame to see titles that are left to rot when so many people poured there time, skill and effort into making them (video games are a form of Art after all).
Termy Sep 7, 2023
This still requires the godforsaken origin app, doesn't it?
Would really like to get it, but not with that abomination attached to it...
Liam Dawe Sep 7, 2023
Quoting: TermyThis still requires the godforsaken origin app, doesn't it?
Would really like to get it, but not with that abomination attached to it...
Uses the EA App.
StalePopcorn Sep 7, 2023
Yeah, damn good game—excellent controls on movement, gunplay and, given the genre, a pretty respectable storyline.
lejimster Sep 7, 2023
I already have it on Origin but keep forgetting about it since I mostly run Steam and hardly ever open Lutris these days. I guess I could just add it to Steam as a non-steam game.
benstor214 Sep 7, 2023
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"Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: EA on-line activation and Origin client software installation and background use required"
"Requires 3rd-Party Account: EA Account (Supports Linking to Steam Account)"
"Requires agreement to a 3rd-party EULA Titanfall® 2 EULA"
"EA Play subscription requires acceptance of EA Play Terms"
Nah, I'll pass
scaine Sep 7, 2023
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Quoting: benstor214"Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: EA on-line activation and Origin client software installation and background use required"
"Requires 3rd-Party Account: EA Account (Supports Linking to Steam Account)"
"Requires agreement to a 3rd-party EULA Titanfall® 2 EULA"
"EA Play subscription requires acceptance of EA Play Terms"
Nah, I'll pass

I hear you. I own like 3 EA titles and zero Ubiplay... but if you don't pick this masterpiece up for £2.50, you're missing out.

It's superb. Genuinely amongst the greatest FPS single player campaigns of all time. Fun story, lovely (if underused) time mechanics, epic gunplay, big mechs, cracking graphics, smooth (and huge) level design, excellent voice acting, wall running/parkour. It's just a winner in every way. I wouldn't touch the multiplayer personally, but apparently it's pretty top drawer too.

For £2.50 and the inconvenience of creating a linked account? I buckled like a cheap belt.
officernice Sep 8, 2023
I can barely get BF1 to work anymore with that new EA app crap... Although, a major reason is also that DirectX constantly stalls, and closing it does not help. Would be interesting to dip into Titanfall 2, perhaps.
Eri Sep 8, 2023
I remember reading about the state of the online modes of Titanfall and it's sequel a couple years ago. How did that went? Did the hackers won and got their version of Titanfall Online and EA moved on? or what? I hope they didn't won, they ruined the game for a lot of people.
benstor214 Sep 8, 2023
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Quoting: scaineFor £2.50 and the inconvenience of creating a linked account? I buckled like a cheap belt.
You are perfectly right, but do I want to 'infest' my linux machine with the EA app?
I put a lot of time and care into setting up my gaming rig, it's my baby.

Quoting: EriI remember reading about the state of the online modes of Titanfall and it's sequel a couple years ago. How did that went? Did the hackers won and got their version of Titanfall Online and EA moved on? or what? I hope they didn't won, they ruined the game for a lot of people.
As far as I know the servers for the first title are offline. So everybody lost, I guess?
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