Linked in Meta Balls not showing up

I made a collection in a new scene with a couple of meta balls in it and saved it.
Then I made a second scene and linked in the collection from the first scene, but the meta balls neither show up in the viewport nor the render for me.

Am I doing something wrong? Is this a bug? Or by design?

I hope this is the right place to ask, please forgive me if not and point me in the right direction! :slight_smile: