Players battle it out in the The Finals to win fortunes. Be part of thrilling combat in the most iconic real-world places while destroying the competition. Steam Deck owners would like to join the chaotic fun in this popular FPS, but can they?
Can You Play The Finals on Steam Deck? Answered
The Finals is playable on the Steam Deck, but getting the game onto the handheld will take some extra effort.
If users go to The Finals' official Steam page, they'll notice it's incompatible with the Steam Deck. Clicking on "Learn more" shows the reason why. According to Steam, "the game's anti-cheat is not configured to support Stea Deck." In other words, The Finals isn't playable on Steam Deck's native OS because of Easy Anti-Cheat, a software measure that prevents cheating in online multiplayer games.
There's a loophole, though. Players can download Windows 10 on their Steam Decks to play the game. How to Geek provides excellent instructions on how to do so.
Players can expect about 50-60 FPS from The Finals once they play it on the Steam Deck. This should be good enough to make gameplay enjoyable and relatively smooth. Gamers may want to consider playing the game on PlayStation, Xbox, or PC for the best experience. The Finals is still pretty new, so maybe things will change.