Play Overwatch on Linux with Wine.
This procedure should work on any up-to-date Linux distribution.
A working Linux install with a root privileges and a medium to high end graphic card with the latest drivers.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
For over a year now, one game has been the white whale for Linux gamers. That game, of course, is Overwatch. For many, it’s a game that should have been simple. Every other Blizzard game has had a Mac port and worked fine under Wine. Overwatch has been that one glaring exception.
Finally, with the aid of some specialized Wine patches, Overwatch is within reach of Linux gamers, provided they have some decent hardware. You don’t need a top-of-the-line monster, but Overwatch doesn’t run nearly as efficiently as it does natively on Windows, so account for the resource sink when you’re planning to run the game.
There is an automatic installer from Lutris, but in testing it for this guide, it was out-of-date and didn’t work. This procedure is essentially a manual version of that installer.