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How to play Sniper Elite on Linux

Sniper Elite is a tactical shooter developed by Rebellion Developments and published by MC2 France. In it, the player is a  sniper and takes orders to assassinate enemies in the WWII era. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set it up on Linux.

Sniper Elite on Linux

Getting Sniper Elite working on Linux

Sniper Elite works pretty well on Linux, thanks to the power of Steam Play and Proton. Unfortunately, these tools only work on the Linux release of Steam. As a result, you’ll need to install the latest release of Steam for Linux.

Install Steam

To start the installation of Steam on your Linux PC, open up a terminal window. To open up a terminal window, press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Or, open up the app menu and search for “Terminal” to open it.

When the terminal window is open, follow along with the installation instructions below that correspond with the Linux operating system you use on your computer.


To get Steam working on your Ubuntu PC, run the apt install command below.

sudo apt install steam


To start installing Steam on your Debian Linux PC, you’ll need to download the latest release of Steam from the Steam website. Then, using the wget command below, start the download.

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

When the download is complete, the installation of Steam can begin. Using the dpkg installation command below to install the DEB package on your computer.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

Now that Steam is installed on your Debian PC, you’ll need to correct any dependency issues that may have occurred during the installation. To fix it, use the apt-get install -f command below.

sudo apt-get install -f

Arch Linux

if you use Arch Linux, you’ll be able to get Steam working through the “multilib” software repository. To do this, start by opening up the /etc/pacman.conf file in your favorite text editor for editing.

Locate the “#multilib” line, and remove the # symbol, as well as the symbols directly below it. After that, save the edits and use the pacman command below to re-sync with the Arch Linux repos.

sudo pacman -Syy

Finally, install Steam on your Arch system.

sudo pacman -S steam


Both Fedora and OpenSUSE Linux have the ability to install Steam through included software repositories out of the box. That being said, the Flatpak release of Steam works much better, and we suggest you use those installation instructions instead.


Install Steam via Flatpak, open up a terminal window, use your package installer, and install the “flatpak” package. If you’re having issues setting up the Flatpak runtime, follow along with our guide on the subject.

When you’ve gotten the Flatpak runtime up and running, use the two commands below to install the Steam app on your system.

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

Install Sniper Elite on Linux

When Steam is installed on your system, log into your account using your Steam password. Then, follow the step-by-step installation instructions down below to get Sniper Elite up and running.

Step 1: Open up the Steam menu, and click on “Settings” to access the Steam settings. Once inside of the Steam settings, click on the “Steam Play” button to access the Steam Play area.

Inside of the Steam Play area, check both the Enable Steam Play for supported titles” box, as well as the “Enable Steam Play for all other titles” button.

Step 2: Click on the “Store” button to access the Steam Storefront. Once inside of the Steam Storefront, locate the search bar, and click on it with the mouse. Then, type in “Sniper Elite” and press the Enter key to view the search results.

Click on “Sniper Elite” in the search results to access the game’s Storefront page. On the page, locate the green “Add to cart” button and click on it with the mouse to add the game to your cart. Then, click on the cart icon to purchase the game and add it to your account.

Step 3: Click on the “Library” button to access your Steam games library. Once inside the library area, click on the search box. Type in “Sniper Elite” to locate the game.

Once you’ve located the game, click on the blue “INSTALL” button to start downloading and installing the game onto your computer. When the downloading process is complete, Sniper Elite will be set up on your Linux PC.

Step 4: After installing Sniper Elite, the blue “INSTALL” button will become a green “PLAY” button. Select this play button to start up the game. Keep in mind, when you click play the first time, Steam will need to configure the game. Be patient.

When the game starts up, you’ll be ready to play Sniper Elite! Happy gaming, and enjoy!

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