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How to play Dying Light 2: Stay Human on Linux

Dying Light 2: Stay Human is the sequel to Dying Light 1. Dying Light 2: Stay Human was released on PS4, Ps5, Xbox X/S, Nintendo Switch, and Windows. However, playing Dying Light 2: Stay Human on Linux is possible with some tweaking. Here’s how.

Getting Dying Light 2: Stay Human working on Linux

Dying Light 2: Stay Human is not native to Linux. However, with the help of Proton, you can install and run it. That said, you will need to install the latest release of Steam for Linux.

To install Steam on Linux, open up a terminal window. You can open a terminal window by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, search for “Terminal” in the app menu and launch it that way.

With the terminal window open and ready to use, follow the instructions below that match the Linux OS you use to install Dying Light 2: Stay Human on your Linux PC.

Ubuntu

To install Steam on Ubuntu, you’ll have to run the following apt install command below.

sudo apt install steam

Debian

If you wish to use Steam on Debian, you must first download the latest Steam DEB package to your computer. Use the following wget download command to grab the newest Steam DEB package.

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

You’ll now be able to install Steam on Debian using the following dpkg command below.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

With the Steam DEB package on your computer, you’ll need to clean up your OS by installing any Steam dependencies that didn’t install during the installation process.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

To get Steam working on Arch Linux, you’ll need to enable the “multilib” software repository. Open up the /etc/pacman.conf file in a text editor (as root). Once it is open, find the “multilib” line and remove the # symbol. Also, remove the # symbol from the line below. Save when done, and enter the two commands below to install Steam.

sudo pacman -Syy
sudo pacman -S steam

Fedora/OpenSUSE

Those on Fedora and OpenSUSE Linux can install the Steam app using software repositories included with their operating systems. However, we suggest installing Steam using Flatpak as it tends to work better on these OSes.

Flatpak

To get Steam working as a Flatpak on your Linux, you’ll first need to set up the Flatpak runtime on your computer. You can set up the Flatpak runtime on your computer by following the Flatpak setup guide.

With the Flatpak runtime working on your computer, you’ll be able to install the Steam app using the two flatpak commands below.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

After installing Steam on Linux, open it up by launching the application through your app menu. Then, follow the step-by-step instructions below to get Dying Light 2: Stay Human working on Linux.

Step 1: Open the “Steam” menu, and find the “Settings” button. After you’ve located the “Settings” button, click on it with the mouse to open up the Steam settings area.

Inside the Steam settings area, find “Steam Play” and select it. Then, check both boxes on the page to enable Proton support. Be sure also to set the Proton version to “Experimental.”

Step 2: Find the “Store” button, and select it with the mouse to access the Steam store. Then, click on the search box, and type in “Dying Light 2: Stay Human”. Finally, press the Enter key to view the search results.

Step 3: Look through the Steam store search results for “Dying Light 2: Stay Human”. Once you’ve found it, click on it to load up Dying Light 2: Stay Human’s Steam store page.

Step 4: On the Dying Light 2: Stay Human Steam store page, locate the green “Add to cart” button, and select it with the mouse. Once you click this button, you’ll add Dying Light 2: Stay Human to your Steam cart.

After adding Dying Light 2: Stay Human to your Steam cart, click on the cart icon to purchase the game.

Step 5: Find the “Library” button inside the Steam app and click on it with the mouse to access your Steam games library. Once you’ve selected the “Library” button, browse for “Dying Light 2: Stay Human”.

When you’ve located “Dying Light 2: Stay Human,” press the blue “INSTALL” button. Selecting the blue “INSTALL” button will download and install Dying Light 2: Stay Human to your Linux PC. Keep in mind that this download could take a long time.

Step 6: Once Dying Light 2: Stay Human is done downloading to your computer, the blue “INSTALL” button will become a green “PLAY” button. Select the green “PLAY” button to start Dying Light 2: Stay Human on your Linux PC.

As you start up Dying Light 2: Stay Human, Steam will configure it to run for the first time. Be patient. After it is fully configured, it will open, and you’ll be able to play. Enjoy!

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