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Can You Run Kingdom Come Deliverance On Steam Deck?

Can you play this medieval RPG on the go? Here are all the details you need to know.

With Kingdom Come Deliverance II swiftly approaching, you may be considering giving the first Kingdom Come Deliverance another playthrough or a first-time playthrough. You might even be able to play it on the go with Steam Deck. Here are all the details on the game’s Steam Deck capability.

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Is Kingdom Come Deliverance Steam Deck Compatible?

The short and sweet answer to the question is yes, Kingdom Come Deliverance does run on the Steam Deck. It’s officially supported, so no workaround is necessary. There is always a cautionary approach to games on the Steam Deck since not all run well on the handheld device. However, according to several players, Kingdom Come Deliverance runs perfectly fine, with only minor stutters as you get further into the game.

You should be able to run the game on High to Medium graphics and keep it locked on 40 FPS. This allows players to experience the game anywhere, anytime; you can even add in some mods. Of course, to guarantee the best gameplay, you’ll want to optimize your settings for the game.

Best Settings for Kingdom Come Deliverance on Steam Deck

Here are some settings to optimize your Kingdom Come Deliverance for the best gameplay on the Steam Deck. First and foremost, you’ll want to open your Performance Settings on the Steam Deck itself and limit the framerate to 40. Then, use these Graphic Settings in-game:

Resolution1280 x 800
Window ModeFullscreen
Overall Image QualityCustom
HD TexturesOn
Show FPS(Based on your preference)
VSyncOn
Vertical FOV(Based on your preference)
AntialiasingSMAA 1TX
Object QualityMedium
Game EffectsHigh
LightingHigh
ParticlesMedium
PhysicsMedium
Postprocess QualityMedium
Shader QualityMedium
ShadowsMedium
TexturesHigh/Medium
Water DetailsMedium
Volumetric Effect DetailsMedium
Vegetation Detail Medium
Object Distance(About a quarter of the way full)
LOD Distance(About three stacks full)
Vegetation Draw Distance(Keep it low)
Motion Blur(Based on your preference)

These are just some suggestions to keep your game looking the best it can while also favoring performance. However, if you run into any problems, lower them down even further to try and counteract the lag more.

Want some more tips and tricks like this? Check out GameSkinny’s Kingdom Come Deliverance hub.


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