I installed Lutris on my Fedora KDE Plama desktop for the first time over the weekend in order to install and play Wolfenstein: The New Order. I was shocked at how amazing Lutris is and how smooth the install of the video game went.

Lutris with Wolfenstein: The New Order

Backstory: I played Castle Wolfenstein way back in the day. The most recent version I played was Return to Castle Wolfenstein back in the early 2000s. I had heard that Wolfenstein: The New Order and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood were really good games so I added them to my Steam Wishlist a few months back.

Fast forward to last weekend when I found out that Epic games was giving it away for free via their game launcher. I had to get it. Even though I dual-boot Windows for some of my video game playing for those that will not play on Linux, I still make an effort to see if a game runs on Linux first before installing it on my Windows partition.

In order to get Epic’s game launcher installed on Linux, after further research, I found out that once Lutris is installed you can install the Epic game launcher in Lutris and then install Wolfenstein: The New Order. It was a very smooth process. Of course, the Epic game launcher and Wolfenstein: The New Order is installed via Wine within Lutris. It’s almost Inception with Wolfenstein running in Epic running in Lutris. No matter, though, it all works and works well. I’ve been playing the game in Fedora 35 without any problems whatsoever. This is Linux gaming at its best.

Using Lutris for gaming