Valve has not forgotten Team Fortress 2 (TF2) and is still actively working to update and improve this popular game. A major technical update is currently in development which will bring 64bit and Vulkan support to the Linux version. Currently, TF2 on Linux uses ToGL, which is Valve's original DirectX to OpenGL translation layer. This is a technique Valve has used for their older games to create a transition from DirectX to OpenGL.
But with the upcoming update, the game will instead use the much newer DXVK, which translates DirectX to Vulkan. Vulkan is a new generation graphics and compute API that provides high-performance, real-time 3D graphics. Along with 64bit support, this update should make the game much smoother. In the long term, it is also planned that the Windows version will be 64bit. But that's not all, the update also aims to upgrade TF2 to use the newer Steam Linux Runtime 3.0 "Sniper".
This will make the game better suited for modern Linux distributions. The Steam Linux Runtime is a set of tools and runtime libraries developed by Valve to enable third-party games to run on Linux. "Sniper" is the latest version of this runtime and should give TF2 better compatibility and performance on modern Linux systems. Caption - TF2 on Linux If you're interested, you can try the new update right now under the "x64_linux_test" Beta branch on Steam, which is now publicly available.
But be aware that you won't be able to connect to public servers or do matchmaking. This Beta is for local testing and benchmarking only. The most relevant keywords for this article are: Valve, Team Fortress 2, TF2, Linux, 64bit, Vulkan, DirectX, OpenGL, DXVK, Steam Linux Runtime 3.0 "Sniper". Copyright: This article is original and not subject to copyright.