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Titanfall 2 runs on Linux thanks to Proton

Published: 11:11, 19 June 2020
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Linux users can finally play Titanfall 2, thanks to EA and Valve's partnership which brought the game to Steam. Being on the platform opened it up to new features, such as certain compatibility layers.

Titanfall 2 is widely regarded as one of the best shooters to grace the gaming platforms but it never managed to become the blockbuster it was meant to be thanks to EA placing it into a terrible release window.

The game released three and a half years ago but Linux players had trouble playing it, often not managing to get the game running at all. However, when Titanfall 2 came to Steam, various doors were open to it.

For example, people figured out that Proton works for the game. In case you are not familiar with the name, it is a compatibility layer for Windows games to run on Linux systems and it is developed by Valve.

As reported by players on Reddit , it works flawlessly for some while others may experience frame skipping on some occasions. In the case of the thread poster, Titanfall 2 worked so well with Proton that they could enjoy multiplayer out of the box, in a manner of speaking. 

Keep in mind that another user reported frame skipping using the same method and it happened in both Titanfall 2 and Mirror's Edge Catalyst.

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Overall, this is a great thing for Titanfall 2 player base as more concurrent players should mean lower queue times and more enjoyable multiplayer experience.

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