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News video games 18 January 2023, 18:26

author: Damian Gacek

Deep Rock Galactic - Steam Deck Tips and Tricks

In this article, we will talk about how DRG works on Steam Deck. Find out useful information here.

Deep Rock Galactic is a cooperative game that lets players dig up various valuable resources. It allows you to become space dwarves. This title has been ported to various platforms. It can also be played on Steam Deck. In this article, we will talk about how the console handles the game and what you should keep in mind when you want to play it on Steam Deck.

DRG on Steam Deck

Most players report that Deep Rock Galactic runs very well on Steam Deck. Fans say that at a native resolution of 1280x800 you can play on high and ultra graphics settings at around 60fps. It is worth mentioning that there are occasional drops during more intense battles.

The downside of playing on the console is that in-game text is not very readable. Some players also report that DRG sometimes crashes.

It is also worth noting that some people find that the game runs worse after the recent updates than it used to. It is therefore worth bearing in mind that the performance of Deep Rock Galactic on Steam Deck may be affected by that also in the future.

Deep Rock Galactic – Steam Deck Tips and Tricks

  1. Launch options – if you want to increase your gaming experience, the following launch options are worth using: gamemoderun and DXVK_ASYNC=1.
  2. The Steam Deck is not friendly to new DRG players – due to the fact that it is difficult to read the letters on the screen, playing Deep Rock Galactic may not be a comfortable experience for newcomers. However, veterans who know the game well should not be bothered as much.
  3. Use the new operating system – remember to always have Proton up to date. Many players use an experimental version of it. Some use Proton: GE (however, this is not an official program). We have written about how to install it here: Soulstone Survivors - Steam Deck Issues Fix.
  4. DirectX 12 or DirectX 11 – gamers seem to be undecided about which DirectX is better in this case. However, if the game doesn't run properly, just try the second option.
  5. Don't host the game – users report that hosting the game can cause problems. Avoid this and try to join other people's games.

Damian Gacek

Damian Gacek

Graduate of English Philology and English in Public Communication. His portfolio includes a scientific article on video game translation. Working with since 2019, writing for various departments. Currently, deals with guides and occasionally supports the newsroom. Interested in electronic entertainment since childhood. Loves RPGs and strategies, often also immersing himself in the depths of indie games. In his free time, works on a book and learns film editing.


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