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How to play Bloons TD 6 on Linux

Bloons TD 6 is the newest entry in the Bloons TD series. It’s on iOS, Android, and Steam. It’s a tower defense game that is both singleplayer and multiplayer, and is great fun! Here’s how to get the game working on your Linux PC!

Bloons TD 6 on Linux

Bloons TD 6 does work on Linux, but only with the Steam Play compatibility tool’s help. This tool will allow you to run Windows software on Linux. To get started with the Steam Play tool, you need to install the Linux Steam client.

Install Steam

To get the Steam Linux client working on your Linux PC, open up a terminal window. Once the terminal window is open and ready to use, follow the command-line installation instructions outlined below that correspond with the Linux OS you currently use.


On Ubuntu, installing Steam is relatively easy. Just use the Apt command below to get it working.

sudo apt install steam


On Debian, installing Steam isn’t as easy as using apt-get install. Instead, you must download the Steam DEB package from the internet and use the dpkg tool to get it working.

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

Arch Linux

Are you using Arch Linux and need to get the latest release of Steam for Linux working on your Linux PC? First, ensure you have the “multilib” software repository set up on your computer. After that, execute the following command.

sudo pacman -S steam


On Fedora and OpenSUSE, it is possible to get the Steam for Linux client installed natively, but the instructions are rather tedious. So, instead, we highly recommend setting up the client using the Flatpak instructions.


Flatpak has the Steam app packaged up, and that’s great for those that can’t get Steam installed on their Linux PC in any other way. If you want to install Steam via Flatpak, the first thing you must do is set up the Flatpak runtime on your system by following this guide.

After setting up the Flatpak runtime on your computer, you will need to set up the Flathub app store. Flathub is the most popular Flatpak distribution store, and Steam is available there. To enable Flathub, enter the command below.

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

Now that the Flathub app store is set up on your Linux PC, you can finish up the Flatpak Steam installation process by executing the following flatpak install command below.

flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Install Bloons TD 6 on Linux

After installing Steam on your Linux PC, open it up. Once it is open, log into your account with your credentials and sign in. Then, follow the step-by-step instructions outlined below.

Step 1: Open up Steam, and click on the “Steam” menu with the mouse. After clicking on this menu, select the “Settings” button to open up Steam settings. 

Inside of “Steam Settings,” find the “Steam Play” section and click on it. From here, you will need to check “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” as well as “Enable Steam Play for all other titles”. Click “OK” to confirm your changes.

Step 2: Find the “STORE” button at the top of Steam and click on it with the mouse to access the Steam Store. Inside the Steam Store, find the search box, type in “Bloons TD 6,” and press the Enter key to search.

Upon pressing on the Enter key, look through the Steam search results for the game, and click on it with the mouse to access the Bloons TD 6 Steam Storefront page.

Step 3: On the Bloons TD 6 Steam Storefront page, look for the green “Add to Cart” button, and select it with the mouse to add it to your cart. From there, you can purchase the game using your preferred payment method.

Step 4: After purchasing Bloons TD 6 for your user account, find the “LIBRARY” button at the top of Steam, and click on it to access your Steam library. Once in your Steam library, find the search box, and type in “Bloons TD 6.” Then, click on the game in the search results to access it’s Steam library page.

Step 5: On the Bloons TD 6 Steam library page, you’ll see a brief outline of the game, as well as a blue “INSTALL” button. Click on this blue “INSTALL” button to start the download and installation of Bloons TD 6 on your Linux PC. It will not take too long, as it is not a very big game.

When the game is finished downloading, there is nothing else to do. Find the green “PLAY” button, click on it with your mouse to start enjoying Bloons TD 6 on your Linux PC. 


If you have any issues playing Bloons TD 6 on your Linux PC, you should consider checking out the Bloons TD 6 Protondb page for help!

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