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BATTALION 1944, a competitive WW2 FPS looks like it may come with Linux support

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Take this with a grain of salt for now, but it's possible that BATTALION 1944 [Steam, Official Site], a competitive WW2 FPS will come with Linux support.

You can see their original trailer here:

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About the game:

Battalion 1944 recaptures the core of classic multiplayer shooters and revives ‘old school’ FPS for the next generation. Focusing on 5v5 infantry based combat, where precise flick shots with your Kar98, covering fire with your thompson and and fluid player movement are key to clutching every round for your team. Band together and Fight with your team in the premiership of competitive WW2 FPS.

Battalion is currently in development alongside the community, reconstructing Unreal Engine 4 to reintroduce classic FPS quirks and create a modern shooter that feels like an old school classic. This heart-thumping multiplayer experience is being crafted by designers who have grown up playing competitive Call of Duty, Enemy Territory and Counter Strike; alongside community feedback from professional FPS players and over 10,000 backers who have been shaped by the same gaming experience.

One of our followers on Twitter (thanks hex), pointed out that on Steam, BATTALION 1944 shows up as coming soon for Windows and SteamOS/Linux. I checked and it does indeed:

SteamDB also shows it with a Linux icon, so for this to happen it must have some form of Linux configuration done, which has to be done manually by developers.

I've reached out to the developer on Twitter and Steam, since they have no proper contact information on the game's website or their company website which is a little frustrating.

Obviously this could be an accident or it could drop Linux support before the Early Access releasing, but the signs are promising. Hopefully we will get an answer soon.

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ageres 10 October 2017 at 12:37 am UTC
I backed this game on Kickstarter and asked the devs then whether they were planning the Linux version. They answered they had no plans for Linux. So, it's probably just a wrong icon.

And yes, it's multiplayer-only.
14 10 October 2017 at 2:32 am UTC
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I didn't think I was interested in WWII anymore, but after watching half that video... if it comes to Linux, I'll probably have to get it and... play it a bunch.
SlickMcRunFast 10 October 2017 at 5:27 am UTC
What are the devs doing that is new? How will it compare to Day of Infamy?
lordgault 10 October 2017 at 6:17 am UTC
Some maps have reminded me of DoD Source
Colombo 10 October 2017 at 9:33 am UTC
Looks cheap. Guns there looks like plastic toys.
erlaan 10 October 2017 at 3:37 pm UTC
One Thing I did like. That they talk about dedicated server. That is the best thing a dev can tell me that it's dedicated servers not the piece of shit best response time host that need to select a new host because the old host did leave!
liamdawe 11 October 2017 at 8:34 pm UTC
DamonLinuxPLLIAM, try as press question here: press@bulkheadinteractive.com
Just an update, as I did try them there, no reply so far.
Krogash86 12 October 2017 at 10:13 am UTC
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minj 15 October 2017 at 6:32 pm UTC
Direct X what? Never heard of it. Give us some Vulkan love or GTFO
slaapliedje 15 October 2017 at 7:25 pm UTC
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minjDirect X what? Never heard of it. Give us some Vulkan love or GTFO

That should be the button title in Unity / UE4, "give me Vulkan or GTFO."
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