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author: Damian Gacek

Phantom Brigade - Steam Deck Compatibility Explained

Do you want to play Phantom Brigade on Steam Deck? If so, read our article to learn about it.

1.0 version of Phantom Brigade was released yesterday. It is a turned-based strategy. Players take a role of the resistance captain. You command the mech squad, which is equipped with futuristic technology of forecasting enemy’s movements. It is your only hope in the fight with a stronger opponent. In this article we will talk about whether Phantom Brigade is compatible with Steam Deck.

Phantom Brigade – Steam Deck Support

First of all you should know that developers do not plan (at least for now) to support Steam Deck. There is no official controller support either, so in the case you want to play the game on this device, you have to use your own layout.

Phantom Brigade on Steam Deck

Many players report that you can run Phantom Brigade on Steam Deck. However, the game is not optimized for this console. You can expect 20-30 FPS at low graphics settings. What is more you have to use your own controls layout or wait for community one.

If you want to play Phantom Brigade on Steam Deck, you need to remember that UI is not prepared for console’s screen. What is more cutscenes work quite poorly.

In the case you want to buy the game only to play on Steam Deck, don’t do it (at least for now). Be patient and wait for developers’ decision. It is possible that they will change their mind regarding the support of Steam Deck.

How to install Proton GE

If you decide to play Phantom Brigade on Steam Deck, it is worth considering installing Proton GE. This is unofficial software, but used by many players. It is able to fix many bugs in various games.

  1. Enter Desktop Mode (hold down the Steam Deck power button, then select Switch to Desktop).
  2. Start Discover app store (blue bag icon).
  3. Search: ProtonUp-Qt. Launch it.
  4. Select "Add version" and "Proton GE", then install it.
  5. Close ProtonUp-QT and launch Steam.
  6. Pick Phantom Brigade in your Library and press Compatibility and check the box "Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool".

Damian Gacek

Damian Gacek

Graduate of English Philology and English in Public Communication. He started his professional career as an English teacher. A member of Gamepressure since 2019. During this time, he has been writing for various departments. Currently, he mainly covers guides and occasionally supports the newsroom. He has been interested in electronic entertainment since childhood. When he was younger, he wrote a scientific article on video game translations. An enthusiast of RPGs and strategies, he also frequently dives into the depths of indie games. In his spare time, he is working on a book and learning film editing.


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