Portal 2 Beta Finally available on Linux


We’ve been waiting awhile for this one but Portal 2 beta is now available on Steam for Linux!

We have just made Portal 2 available in Beta form on Linux;
to access it, you need to opt into the Beta from the Portal 2 properties in your Steam Library.
We look forward to your feedback; head to our dedicated tracker to report issues and look at know issues

To begin playing and testing you’ll first need to buy a copy of Portal 2. Then to access the Linux beta you’ll need to opt into the beta programme for Portal 2 by right-clicking on the game in your Steam Library, then select ‘Properties’ and follow the beta prompts. Portal 2 will update and you’ll be ready to play!



Portal 2 draws from the award-winning formula of innovative gameplay, story, and music that earned the original Portal over 70 industry accolades and created a cult following.

The single-player portion of Portal 2 introduces a cast of dynamic new characters, a host of fresh puzzle elements, and a much larger set of devious test chambers. Players will explore never-before-seen areas of the Aperture Science Labs and be reunited with GLaDOS, the occasionally murderous computer companion who guided them through the original game.

The game’s two-player cooperative mode features its own entirely separate campaign with a unique story, test chambers, and two new player characters. This new mode forces players to reconsider everything they thought they knew about portals. Success will require them to not just act cooperatively, but to think cooperatively.



  • Extensive single player: Featuring next generation gameplay and a wildly-engrossing story.
  • Complete two-person co-op: Multiplayer game featuring its own dedicated story, characters, and gameplay.
  • Advanced physics: Allows for the creation of a whole new range of interesting challenges, producing a much larger but not harder game.
  • Original music.
  • Massive sequel: The original Portal was named 2007’s Game of the Year by over 30 publications worldwide.
  • Editing Tools: Portal 2 editing tools will be included.

System Requirements

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or Higher or Chosen Distro
  • Processor: Intel Core Duo Processor (2GHz or better)
  • Memory: 2GB
  • Hard Disk Space: At least 7.6 GB of Space
  • Video: ATI Radeon 2400 or higher / NVIDIA 8600M or higher / Intel HD Graphics 3000





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Author: Kereltis View all posts by
Linux advocate, born in Liverpool, grew up in Cork City Ireland and currently living in Corvallis, Oregon. I love all things Linux, my favorite distro being Ubuntu followed closely by Kubuntu and Linux Mint (Cinnamon and KDE). As far as I'm concerned Linux is the future of gaming. Lets make the world as open and transparent as we can!

3 Comments on "Portal 2 Beta Finally available on Linux"

  1. Ultimoore February 26, 2014 at 00:45 -

    Freaken right! I have been waiting for this for a while now. As I am sure many other people have as well.

  2. Che February 26, 2014 at 00:48 -

    Here’s hoping Counter Strike Global Offensive is next and very soon. :)

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