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How to play Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on Linux

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action game developed by FromSoftware and published by Activision. The game takes place during the Japanese Sengoku period and puts the player in control of a Ninja vying for revenge against a Samurai clan that wronged him.

Sekiro is available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows. However, thanks to Proton and Steam Play developers, it is possible to get this game running in Linux. Follow along to learn how!

Getting Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice working

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice works surprisingly well on Linux, thanks to the hard work of Proton and Steam Play developers. If you’re trying to get your copy of Sekiro working on Linux, open up a terminal window and follow the step-by-step instructions outlined below.

Step 1: To play Sekiro on Linux, you must install the Linux Steam client. Follow the command-line installation instructions that correspond with the Linux operating system you currently use.


sudo apt install steam


Debian Linux users can get Steam working through the software repositories, though doing that means enabling “non-free,” which can be tedious. A better way to get Steam working on Debian is to download the DEB release directly from the Steam website. Using the wget command below, grab the latest release of Steam for your Linux PC.

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

Now that the wget command is done downloading the latest release of Steam for Linux make use of the dpkg command to install the DEB package on your computer.

sudo dpkg -i install steam.deb

Now that the installation is complete, you will need to correct several dependency errors that occurred during the installation process. To correct them, run the apt-get install -f command.

sudo apt-get install -f

Once all dependencies are corrected, Steam will be ready to use on your Debian Linux PC!

Arch Linux

sudo pacman -S steam


Fedora Linux users can install the Steam app through the RPM Fusion Non-Free software repository. That said, setting up RPM Fusion Non-Free can be tedious. A much better solution is just to install the Flatpak release of Steam, as Flatpak comes pre-setup on Fedora.


Getting Steam working on OpenSUSE is best done with the Flatpak release. Why? Many versions of OpenSUSE, especially older ones still in service, may experience issues or have spotty support.


To get Steam working via Flatpak, the first thing you must do is install the Flatpak runtime by following our guide on the subject. Then, once the guide is set up, enter both the flatpak remote-add and flatpak install commands below to get the latest release of Steam working.

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

Step 2: Once the Linux Steam application is set up on your PC, open it up by browsing for it in the app menu. Then, when the app is open, log into your Steam profile.

After logging in to Steam, find the “Steam” menu and click on it. Then, select the “Settings” option to access the Steam Settings area.

Step 3: Inside of the Steam Settings area, click on “Steam Play” to access the Steam Play options for Steam. Then, check the box next to “Enable Steam Play for supported titles.” You must also check the “Enable Steam Play for all other titles” box. Without these two settings enabled, Sekiro will not run on Linux.

Click “OK” to save changes and exit the Steam Settings window.

Step 4: Locate the “STORE” button and click on it to access the Steam Storefront. Then, find the search box, type in “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice,” and press the Enter key to search.

Look through the search results for “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” and click on it to go to the Sekiro store page. Then, click on the “Add to Cart” button to purchase the game and add it to your Steam library.

Step 5: Locate the “LIBRARY” button and click on it to go to your Steam gaming library. Then, search through your Steam library for “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice,” and click on it to access its game page.

On the Sekiro game page, you will see a blue “INSTALL” button. Click on it with the mouse to start the installation process for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on your Linux PC.

Please keep in mind that Sekiro is a huge game! If you are running a Linux PC with a slow internet connection, be patient!

Step 6: When Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is done downloading to your Linux PC, the blue “INSTALL” button will transform into a green “PLAY” button. Click on it to enjoy the game!

Troubleshooting Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Sekiro is rated Platinum on ProtonDB, meaning that it requires no tweaks to get the game working through Steam Play and Proton. However, you may still run into issues, as no Linux distribution is 100% perfect.

If you do run into problems, please check out the Sekiro ProtonDB page. It will help you fix your issues. You’ll also be able to contribute fixes that you find on your own.

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