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How to play Dishonored 2 on Linux

Dishonored 2 is the sequel to Dishonored. It is a game developed by Arkane and published by Bethesda. Dishonored 2 is an action FPS game that has players take control of a royal assassin. In the sequel, you play as either Corvo Attano or his daughter as you fight to win back the throne. In this guide, we’ll go over how to get Dishonored 2 working on Linux.

Dishonored 2 on Linux

Dishonored 2 does work on the Linux platform, but it only runs with the Linux version of Steam. As a result, you must install the official Steam app on your Linux PC before continuing.

Install Steam

To install Steam on your Linux PC, launch a terminal window. Once the terminal is open, follow the command-line installation instructions outlined below that corresponds with the Linux OS you currently use.

Ubuntu

Ubuntu Linux users can get the Linux Steam app working by entering the following terminal command.

sudo apt install steam

Debian

Debian Linux is a tricky distribution when it comes to Steam. To get Steam working, you’ll need to dig around your sources file and enable the “non-free” repo. Non-free installation is possible but annoying. A much better way to go is to download the DEB directly from the internet using wget.

wget https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb

After downloading the Steam DEB package to your computer, you can install it using the following dpkg command. Keep in mind that errors may happen during the installation. To fix it, follow this guide.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Arch Linux

Arch Linux users have it easy. To install the latest Steam app, run the Pacman command below in a terminal window.

sudo pacman -S steam

Fedora/OpenSUSE

On both Fedora Linux and OpenSUSE Linux, getting Steam up and running can be a bit of a pain. On Fedora, users need to enable a third-party repo, and OpenSUSE can be touchy as well. If you need Steam on Fedora or OpenSUSE, it’s best to follow the Flatpak instructions instead.

Flatpak

Steam is available as a Flatpak in the Flathub app store, so if you can’t get Steam working on your system via traditional means, this is your best bet. To start the installation, launch a terminal window.

Once the terminal window is open, follow our guide on setting up the Flatpak runtime on your Linux PC. The Flatpak runtime is critical, and without it, Steam will not run. When the installation is complete, use the flatpak remote-add command below to add Flathub to your Linux PC.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Running the command above will add the Flathub app store to your Linux PC, allowing you access to many Flatpak apps, including Steam. Now, install the Steam client using the flatpak install command!

flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install & play Dishonored 2

Once Steam is set up on your computer, follow the step-by-step instructions to get Dishonored 2 working.

Step 1: Launch Steam and log into your account using the login button. Upon logging in, find the “Steam” menu, and click on it with the mouse. Then, inside the “Steam” menu, find the “Settings” button, and select it to open up the Steam settings area.

Step 2: Inside of Steam Settings, locate the “Steam Play” menu option, and click on it to access Steam Play. Then, check both the “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” box and the “Enable Steam Play for all other titles” box.

Click “OK” to apply the changes made to Steam.

Step 3: After setting up Steam Play, locate the “STORE” button, and click on it to access the Steam Storefront. Then, find the search box, and click on it with the mouse.

Inside of the search box, type “Dishonored 2” in and press the Enter key. Look through the search results for “Dishonored 2” and select it to access the Dishonored 2 Storefront page.

Step 4: On the Dishonored 2 Storefront page, find the green “Add to cart” button, and click on it to purchase the game.

Step 5: Find the “Library” button, and select it to access your Steam gaming library. Then, look through the library for “Dishonored 2,” and click on it to access the game in Steam.

After clicking on Dishonored 2 in Steam, you will see a blue “INSTALL” button. Click on it to download and install Dishonored 2 onto your computer. 

When the installation of Dishonored 2 is complete, the blue “INSTALL” button will become a green “PLAY” button. Click on it to start up the game!

Troubleshooting Dishonored 2

Dishonored 2 runs quite well on Linux and has a GOLD rating on ProtonDB. As a result, you shouldn’t experience any issues while enjoying this game on Linux. Still, if you happen to have issues, please check out the Dishonored 2 ProtonDB page for troubleshooting purposes!

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