Apex Legends finally playable on Linux: How to download and everything players need to know

Respawn Entertainment's flagship title is now playable on Linux (Image via Sportskeeda)
Respawn Entertainment's flagship title is now playable on Linux (Image via Sportskeeda)

PC gamers have been ardently waiting to play Apex Legends on Linux and now they finally have the opportunity to do so. Even if it has not been officially revealed by the developers, many players have already tried it out and are happy with the results.

Moreover, the battle royale game comes equipped with Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC) on Linux, which is all the more reason to get excited. The news is yet to be published by EA, Valve, or Respawn Entertainment.


Linux users can finally enjoy Apex Legends

Linux users have previously tried to enjoy the battle royale game on the operating system using Steam Proton. Steam Proton is basically a software that allows players to run Windows supported video games on the Linux operating system. The software acts quite like an emulator.

However, many gamers who used Proton were eventually banned by the developers on account of suspicious activity. This was also because there was no official support to run Apex Legends on Linux. Moreover, EAC was not compatible with the operating system.


How to download and enjoy Apex Legends on Linux?

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Gamers must follow the steps given below to enjoy the battle royale game on Linux:

Step 1: Linux gamers will have to head over to Steam to download the battle royale game. They will be able to see the Linux-specific EAC file in the game’s folder.

Step 2: Players will then have to open Steam and go to the top left corner and tap on Steam.

Step 3: Then they will have to tap on Settings.

Step 4: After heading over to Steam Play, gamers will have to check the “Enable Steam Play for all other titles” box.

Step 5: Then they will have to choose “Proton Experimental” from the drop-down section.

Step 6: Linux users will finally have to tap on “OK”.


When it comes to performance, Linux games may face short lags right at the beginning, but as they keep on playing, the experience gets much smoother. Now that it is compatible with Linux, players can be assured that it can run properly on Steam Deck as well, considering that the platform has a Linux-based operating system.

Some players have already started enjoying the battle royale game on the Steam Deck, but there has been no official confirmation with regards to the availability of the title on the platform. Gamers are awaiting Apex Legends to appear on the list of “Playable/Verified” list on Steam Deck.

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