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I'm considering installing Ubuntu on my new PC, the only reason I got the new PC was to play Overwatch because it wouldn't run on my old laptop.

If I install Ubuntu on my new PC will I be able to install/run Overwatch? I really need to know because I don't want to spend $150 on Windows 10 if I can run it on this for free.

  • What is Overwatch? – Pilot6 Mar 4 '17 at 9:32
  • I don't know if you edited that in just now since I didn't notice it earlier but windows 10 is still free on Microsoft website with a full iso file – Nick Mar 4 '17 at 20:32
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Running Overwatch in Wine is doable. It's not reliable though, and you'll lose an average of 5-10 fps vs Windows 10. You're better off dual-booting. Even Steam games made for Linux tend to run worse than their Windows counterpart.

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You can install Ubuntu and leave space left to install Windows on so you have both operating system. Or you can run Windows in a virtual box. There are programs like Wine that can run Windows programs in Ubuntu by converting DirectX into OpenGL but it has some issues so I wouldn't use it for graphic heavy things like games. Some games are avaliable on Ubuntu like Ark Survival Evolved(which I love but only have on Xbox1)

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  • I just got done installing Windows after resizing my partion so I can stream xbox one to it. If you need tips on installing them both feel free to ask since I've installed them both about 3 times now – Nick Mar 4 '17 at 8:45

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