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The Culling is now available for Linux and SteamOS with a discount


The Culling finally makes a Linux and #SteamOS #debut today on Steam. And with it the hunt gets kicked up a notch with the #TrialsoftheIsle update, bringing new features like private lobbies, female playable characters, and special Trials Matches, as well as additional items to use or show off on island.

As a contestant in the deadly game of The Culling, you must explore, scavenge items, craft weapons, and build traps that will enable you to slay your fellow contestants and emerge victorious before the end of the round. Only with cunning, skill, and a little luck will you be able to prevail and survive the match.

Unlike add-on modes in open-world survival games, The Culling redefines the battle royale genre by providing a tightly focused stand-alone experience that delivers incredible thrills and endless story-worthy moments.

Find the most important Trials of the Isle content additions and improvements below:

  • Private lobbies – Create and join private lobbies to play free-for-all matches with friends
  • Female playable character – Play as a female contestant with an extensive suite of customization options
  • Trials Matches – Use Trial Tokens awarded for wins participate in weekly free-for-all Trials Matches (weekends only) against other winners for a chance to score exclusive loot
  • New customization items – Spice up your gear with new shirt designs by Filthy Casual and Design by Humans as well as limited edition hats
  • New weapons – Spray even more blood on the island with the Crafted Cudgel (Tier 1 Bludgeon) and the mighty Trident (Tier 4 Spear)
  • Additional perks – Experiment with new perks like Dig Deep and Angry Octopus―yeah, we don’t know either
  • SteamOS support – Spread mayhem at your desk and in your living room
  • New lighting and significant optimization
  • Improvements to balance and stability

Trials of the Isle patch notes are available here.

How does The Culling play on Linux?

So far the first impressions are interesting. The load times for the game are a bit slow, so be patient, plus the game also launches in a Windowed mode. None of this is really a deal breaker, just a bit surprising.
Following this, all the typical adjustments need to be made, such as the graphics, which be changed into Fullscreen or Borderless Windowed modem, both of which render well on the Linux desktop. There is no screen tearing and the menu’s are responsive, thanks to some solid programming and Unreal Engine 4.
So we went into character customization, which was all straight forward. The Tutorials, offered up a healthy 60+FPS while we learned how to Craft, etc. Which was not quite the experience we received going into Practice Mode, rendering a 12-17 FPS and shutting off any recording software made no real change. This could also be due to CPU lag than game. And, there were more options that needed to be loaded into the game after hitting Play. Hopefully subsequent gameplay will result into a more accommodating frame rate. So stay tuned.

The Culling is available now on Steam with a 10% discount for Linux, SteamOS and Windows PC.


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