Can you play Cyberpunk 2077 on Steam Deck?

Many graphically intensive games are coming to the steam bridge at launch, but Cyberpunk 2077 might be one of the most resource-intensive titles. While the game stranded on its initial launch in an unforgivable state, CD Projekt RED has since patched numerous game issues just before the Steam Deck launched.

If you chose to revisit Cyberpunk 2077 and are lucky to have scored a Steam Deck reservation in the first round, then you’re in luck since Cyberpunk 2077 is playable on Valve’s new handheld. Although you can’t find the game listed on the Steam Deck Verified Games List or in the hundreds of games cataloged across the Great on the Deck page, Cyberpunk 2077 was spotted working just fine on the Steam Deck.

In a video of Play on Linux, Cyberpunk 2077 is calibrated to around 37 fps on low to medium settings. While it might not look like top-tier performance, the game still looks great in benchmarks. The same video tests AMD’s FidelityFX (FSR) super resolution, which is an upscaling technology that renders the game at a lower resolution before upscaling it. This technology is intended to optimize game performance and can yield significant gains in the frame rate department. In the case of Cyberpunk 2077, AMD’s FSR on Auto boosts the game’s frame rate to 50fps on average, marking a 20fps improvement. Unfortunately the game is not a spectator with FSR set to Auto.

Cyberpunk 2077 may not be on any official compatibility list, but it seems to work fine on Steam Deck. To check compatibility with the rest of your Steam library, visit the Great on Deck page or use the CheckMyDeck tool in tandem with this guide.

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