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Run Overwatch on Ubuntu 18.04 with Lutris

Run Overwatch on Ubuntu 18.04 with Lutris

This guide will show you how to install Overwatch (as of October 2018) on Ubuntu Linux via Lutris, with an Nvidia card.

Install Lutris

Intructions to install Lutris are well documented in their website, but you basically need to run the following.

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ver=$(lsb_release -sr); if [ $ver != "18.04" -a $ver != "16.04" ]; then ver=18.04; fi
echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/xUbuntu_$ver/ ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris.list
wget -q http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/strycore/xUbuntu_$ver/Release.key -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Then update your packages list and install it.

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lutris

Update Nvidia 396 drivers on Ubuntu 18.04

In order to run Overwatch you must update your drivers to version 396 or higher. This process is very simple and will remove the existing drivers and replace them with the package nvidia-driver-396

Add graphics driver repository to your OS and install the package.

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:graphics-drivers/ppa
sudo apt update
sudo apt install nvidia-driver-396

We recommend rebooting your machine once you complete this step.

Install DXVK on Ubuntu 18.04

Enable i386 arch and install vulkan

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sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt install libvulkan1 libvulkan1:i386

Install wine-staging

Lutris will not install Wine on its own, you must add the Wine repository and install the preferred version. For this guide we are going to be using wine-staging.

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wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
sudo apt-key add Release.key
sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/
sudo apt update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-staging

Install Battle.net Requirements for Ubuntu 18.04

As explained in this guide you need to install the following:

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sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer libgnutls30:i386 libldap-2.4-2:i386 libgpg-error0:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386

Note that some of these packages may have been installed already.

Install Overwatch

Once the above packages are installed, you can install the Lutris script by going to Lutris Overwatch page

When all the steps complete you should see a Battle.net login screen, with this you can install Ovewatch as you would normally do on Windows.

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