Install and play Overwatch on Ubuntu 18.04
This guide is tailored toward Ubuntu 18.04 but can be applied to other similar distributions.
A working install of Ubuntu 18.04 with root privileges and a graphics card running the latest drivers.
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- $ – given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Overwatch is one of the most popular PC games right now. It has a thriving esports scene and a community of millions playing it regularly worldwide. Unfortunately, it’s also completely unsupported on Linux and likely never will be.
That doesn’t mean that you can’t play Overwatch on Linux, though. It’s actually easy to get Overwatch running on Ubuntu with Lutris and Wine.
Before you start, make sure that you have the latest available drivers for your graphics card installed.