World of Warships is a free-to-play naval video game that puts players in charge of a warship as they fight other players. The game is on many platforms, including PC. However, it’s never made it to Linux. In this guide, we’ll show you how to play it on the Linux platform.
World of Warships working Linux
World of Warships will work on the Linux platform, but it requires the Linux Steam client installed.
To start the installation of the Steam client for Linux, open up a terminal window. Once the terminal window is open, follow the instructions outlined below that corresponds with the Linux OS you currently use.
If you’re an Ubuntu Linux user, you will be able to get the Steam for Linux client installed by simply executing the following Apt command.
sudo apt install steam
The single best way to get Steam up and running on Debian Linux isn’t installing the “Steam” package from the non-free Debian repository. The best way is to download the Steam DEB package from the internet using wget.
wget https://steamcdn-a.akamaihd.net/client/installer/steam.deb sudo dpkg -i steam.deb
If you’re running Arch Linux, you will install the Steam app on your computer by using the Pacman command. Just make sure you have the “multilib” software repository set up first!
sudo pacman -S steam
If you’re on OpenSUSE Linux or Fedora, you should install the Steam client over Flatpak rather than following the native installation instructions. The reason for this is that the native instructions are pretty terrible.
To get Steam installed on your Linux PC through Flatpak, you need to first set up the Flatpak runtime on your computer. To set up the runtime, follow along with our in-depth guide on the subject.
When the Flatpak runtime is set up on your Linux PC and functioning correctly, the next step is to set up the Flathub app store. Flathub houses the Steam app, as well as many other programs. You will need it to get Steam working.
flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
Now that the Flathub app store is configured on your Linux system, the last step is to install Steam using the flatpak install command.
flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam
Install World of Warships on Linux
With the Steam app installed, launch it on the Linux desktop. When the program is up and running, log into your account using your credentials and follow along with the steps below to get World of Warships working.
Step 1: Open up Steam and find the “Steam” menu. Inside this menu, locate the “Settings” button, and click on it. After that, locate “Steam Play” and click on it with the mouse to access the Steam Play area.
Inside of the Steam Play area, two boxes must be checked. These boxes are “Enable Steam Play for supported titles” and “Enable Steam Play for all other titles”. After checking them, close the window to apply the changes. You may be prompted to restart Steam.
Step 2: With Steam Play configured, locate the “STORE” button at the top of the screen. Upon clicking on it, you will be able to access the Steam Storefront. On the Storefront, locate the search box, and click on it with the mouse.
After clicking on the search box, type in “World of Warships” into the search bar and press the Enter key to do a search. Then, look through the search results for “World of Warships.” When you’ve found the game in the search results, click on it.
Step 3: Selecting “World of Warships” in the Steam Storefront search results will take you to the World of Warships Storefront page. On this page, you’ll need to locate the green “Play Game” button.
Upon clicking on the “Play Game” button, a pop-up window will appear. This pop-up window is the installation wizard for World of Warships. This installation wizard will help you download and set up the game on your computer.
Select the “Choose location for install” menu and configure Steam to download the game to where you wish. If you do not want to customize where the game is to be installed, leave it at the default settings, and it will install World of Warships to your home directory.
Step 4: After configuring the install location, click on “Next” to download World of Warships. The download may take quite some time, as it has to grab about 59 GBs of data. Be patient!
Step 5: When the installation of World of Warships is complete, locate the green “PLAY” button and click on it to start the game!
Are you having any issues playing World of Warships on your Linux PC? If so, do check out the Protondb page for World of Warships! It has tons of troubleshooting information submitted by other Linux users!