Can You Play Redfall on Steam Deck?

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Redfall, the vampire-infested open world shooter, has finally launched. But can it be played on Steam Deck without issue?

Redfall is the latest game to be developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. Players can dive into its open world first-person shooter gameplay either in single player or via multiplayer co-op. Players can choose one of four playable characters, each with their own unique skills and mechanics. Using these skills, players must combat the rising vampire threat that has befallen the town of Redfall, Massachusetts.

The game launched on May 2 for the Xbox Series X|S and Windows PC. Thanks to Valve's venture into the handheld gaming market, many are opting to test out the latest games on the Steam Deck. Of course, given that the hardware is noticeably smaller than a regular PC, it's important to understand the technical specifications of the Steam Deck.

The device is powered by an AMD APU that includes a quad-core Zen 2 CPU and an RDNA 2 GPU. It has a 7-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280x800, and it runs on Valve's SteamOS 3.0 operating system. But what does this mean for Redfall?

Can You Play Redfall on Steam Deck?

Thankfully, the Steam Deck specifications mean that Redfall can be played on the handheld system, though players will need to use the right settings to get a positive experience.

The Verge recommends that players to try the following settings:

  • Resolution: 1280 x 720p
  • VSync: Off
  • Quality: Low
  • Upscaling: AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.1
  • AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.1 Quality: Ultra Performance
  • AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.1 Sharpening: 0

The outlet admits that the game will look a little "muddy" but it will at least be playable. They also recommend setting the Refresh Rate to 40Hz and Frame Limiter to 40fps in the Steam Deck's settings.