Battlefield 1 is an FPS game developed by DICE and published by Electronic Arts. The game is the fifteenth release in the series. It was released on Steam for Windows in 2016. However, it was never released on Linux. Here’s how to get it working on your system.

How to Play Battlefield 1 on Linux

Battlefield 1 runs on Linux through Proton in Steam as well as Lutris. On Steam Proton, it’s a bit trickier. That is why in this guide we will see how to make it work in Lutris.

Keep in mind that the Lutris version of Battlefield 1 works with Origin. So if you have the Steam version of Battlefield 1, it’s best to follow the instructions on ProtonDB alone.

Install Lutris

The Lutris application must be installed on your Linux PC before attempting to install the game. To do this, open a terminal window on the Linux desktop. Once the terminal window is open and ready to use, follow the installation instructions below to get Lutris working on your system.


To use Lutris on Ubuntu, you will need to install it through a PPA repository. To enable this repository use the following add-apt-repository command at the bottom in a terminal window.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lutris-team/lutris

After setting up the PPA, you will need to refresh Ubuntu software sources. To do this, use the following proper update order.

sudo apt update

Finally, use the apt install command to configure Lutris on Ubuntu.

sudo apt install lutris


If you want to use Lutris on Debian, you will need to activate the official software repository. To start, use the following echo to configure the repository on your computer.

echo “deb” | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lutris.list

After setting up the Lutris repository on your computer, you will need to download the Lutris repository key using the wget order.

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –

Once the repository key is configured on your system, use the apt-get update to update your software sources.

sudo apt-get update

Finally, install the Lutris application on your Debian Linux PC.

Arch Linux

The Lutris application is readily available for Arch Linux (and Manjaro) users in the “community” software repository. To make it work use the following Pac man order.

sudo pacman -S lutris


Fedora has the Lutris application available in official software sources. To make it work, use the install dnf command below.

sudo dnf install lutris


If you are using OpenSUSE Linux, you will be able to install the Lutris application on your computer using the zypper install command at the bottom in a terminal window.

sudo zypper install lutris

Install Battlefield 1 on Linux

Now that the Lutris application is installed on your Linux PC, open the application on your computer. Once opened, follow the step-by-step instructions below to get Battlefield 1 working on your computer.

Step 1: Head to the Lutris Document Page for Origin. Once there, follow the instructions to install the dependencies required to use Origin on your system. This step is crucial, as Battlefield 1 will not work without it.

2nd step: Go to the Battlefield 1 Lutris page. Once there, find the “Install” button and click on it with the mouse. When you select this button, your web browser launches Lutris and begins the installation process.

Step 3: After opening Lutris, you will see a pop-up window. This pop-up window says “Install Battlefield 1”, along with a description. Look for the “Install” button in the pop-up window and click on it with the mouse.

Selecting this button takes you to the next page of the Lutris installer “Install Battlefield 1”.

Step 4: On the second page of the installation window, Lutris will ask you where you want to install BF1 on your computer. By default, it sends it to your home directory. However, you can put it anywhere.

After choosing where to install the game, find the “Install” button and click on it with the mouse. When you select this button, Lutris will start creating a Wine configuration for Origin.

Step 5: On the third page of the installer, look for the “Continue” button. When this button is selected, Lutris downloads the Origin EXE and a script file that allows Linux users to update the Origin client.

Step 6: After Lutris finishes downloading everything, it will continue to configure Wine and configure things. Once the Lutris configuration is complete, you will need to select your GPU for DXVK. Choose “AMD” or “Nvidia”, followed by the “Continue” button.

Step 7: When Lutris has finished setting up DXVK, you will see the “Installation Complete” screen. Click “Launch” to start Origin. When Origin starts, log in to your account. Then search for Battlefield 1 in Origin, select it and download it.

Once Origin has finished downloading Battlefield 1 to your computer, find the game and click on it to start it. Enjoy and good game!