How to Play Doom: Eternal on Linux.

Doom Eternal is the fifth entry in the Doom series developed by id Software and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is a sequel to Doom (2016) and once again follows Doomguy on his mission to thwart the plans of the alien Maykr. In this guide, we will show you how to play it on Linux.

Doom: Eternal on Linux

Doom: Eternal runs great on Linux, but only with the help of Proton and Steam Play. For this reason, you will need to install the Linux version of Steam for the game to work.

How to Play Doom: Eternal on Linux

Install Steam

To install Steam on your Linux PC, open a terminal window on the Linux desktop. To open a terminal window, press Ctrl + Alt + T on the keyboard. Alternatively, search for “Terminal” in the application menu and open it that way.

Once the terminal window is open and ready to use, follow the installation instructions below to get Steam up and running on your Linux PC.

How to Play Doom: Eternal on Linux


On Ubuntu, you can install the Steam app using the following Apt command below.

sudo apt install steam

How to Play Doom: Eternal on Linux


On Debian Linux, it’s better to get the Steam application up and running by downloading the Steam DEB package directly, rather than dealing with Steam included with Debian.

To start the download, enter the following wget command below. This download will take the Steam DEB package directly from Valve’s website and place it in your home folder.

How to Play Doom: Eternal on Linux


Now that the Steam app has finished downloading, you will be able to install the Steam DEB package on your computer. Using the dpkg command, configure the Steam DEB package on your system.

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

How to Play Doom: Eternal on Linux


To play Steam games on Arch Linux, you will need to have the “multilib” software repository enabled. To enable this repository, open your Pacman.conf file and find the “multilib” software repository, remove all instances of # and save it. Then re-sync Pacman with the following command.

sudo pacman -Syy

Finally, install the Steam app on Arch Linux with the following Pacman command.

How to Play Doom: Eternal on Linux

sudo pacman -S steam


Both Fedora and OpenSUSE have the ability to install Steam with software repositories included out of the box. However, we believe that the Steam Flatpak version works much better on these operating systems, and you should follow those instructions instead.

flat pack

The Steam Flatpak version only works if you enable the Flatpak runtime on your system. To enable the Flatpak runtime on your computer, follow our detailed guide on the subject.

Once the Flatpak runtime is installed and enabled on your system, you can install Steam. To install Steam, use the following two commands.

How to Play Doom: Eternal on Linux

flatpak remote-add –if-not-exists flathub flatpak install flathub com.valvesoftware.Steam

Play Doom: Eternal working on Linux

With Steam installed on your Linux PC, open it and sign in with your account information. Then follow the step-by-step instructions below to get Doom: Eternal working on Linux.

Step 1 – Open the Steam menu and find the “Settings” button to access the Steam settings area. Once inside the Steam settings area, locate the “Steam Play” section and check the Enable Steam Play for supported titles box and the “Enable Steam Play for all other titles” box.

How to Play Doom: Eternal on Linux

Click the “OK” button to save your settings.

Step 2: Look for the “Store” button and click on it to access the Steam store. In the Steam store, locate the search box and click it to start a search. In the search box, type “Doom Eternal” and press the Enter key.

Look through the search results and locate “Doom Eternal”, then click on it to access the in-game store page.

Step 3: On the Doom Eternal Steam store page, look for the green “Add to Cart” button and click it to add Doom Eternal to your cart. From there, click the cart icon on Steam to purchase and add the game to your account.

Step 4: Once you have purchased Doom Eternal, add it to your Steam account, locate the “Library” button on Steam and click on it to go to your Steam Library.

Within your Steam library, find the search box and type “Doom Eternal” to locate the game within your collection. From there, locate the blue “INSTALL” button and click on it with your mouse.

By selecting the blue “INSTALL” button, Steam will begin downloading Doom Eternal to your computer. This November process take a little time, as Doom Eternal is a huge game.

Step 5: When the download is complete, the blue “INSTALL” button will turn into a green “PLAY” button. Click the green “PLAY” button to start Doom Eternal! Enjoy!

How to Play Doom: Eternal on Linux