Is Diablo 4 playable on Steam Deck?

Diablo 4 will launch on multiple platforms and PC. The game is highly anticipated and gamers worldwide are eager to try it out on various devices, including consoles and PC. However, many players want to know if Diablo 4 is playable on the Steam Deck. This guide is for those players as it will inform you about the game’s compatibility with Steam Deck.

The Steam Deck has become one of the top handheld gaming devices in just a year of its release. Many new games are now compatible with the Steam Deck and run smoothly on the device. However, players are skeptical about the Steam Deck’s ability to run Diablo 4 due to its high-end graphics. Here’s everything you need to know about playing Diablo 4 on Steam Deck.

Character Classes in Diablo 4

There are five different character classes that you can choose from in Diablo 4.

  • Rogue
  • Druid
  • Barbarian
  • Sorceress
  • Priest

Compatibility of Diablo 4 with Steam Deck

Yes, Diablo 4 is playable on Steam Deck but cannot be downloaded from Steam. You must download on your device first and then add it as a non-Steam game. After installation, you can run Diablo 4 through Proton smoothly on your Steam Deck at lower graphics settings. Check out the minimum and recommended system settings for Diablo 4 for more information on the game’s performance.

How to Install Diablo 4 on Steam Deck

To install Diablo 4 on Steam Deck, follow these steps:

  1. Visit Blizzard’s official page and download the launcher’s .exe file for Windows
  2. Go to Steam button > Power > Desktop mode
  3. Launch Steam and click the + icon in the bottom left corner of the screen
  4. Select ‘Add non-Steam game’
  5. Click the file browser and add the .exe file
  6. Look for in your Steam Library and select ‘Properties > Compatibility’
  7. Choose GE-Proton 7.0-5 compatibility tool and force it to be used
  8. Select the launcher’s Properties > Shortcut > Browse
  9. If you saved the launcher in an external card, type / in the Look In bar and go to run > media > mmcblkop > > Launcher.exe
  10. If you saved the launcher in your device’s SSD, type /home/deck in the Look In bar and go to .steam > root > steamapps > compatdata > select the most recently created folder > pfx > drive_c > Program Files (x86) > > Launcher.exe
  11. Open the Launcher.exe file
  12. Install Diablo 4 and run it from the launcher

You can play Diablo 4 on Steam Deck after installing the launcher. For more content on the upcoming game, check out: Diablo 4 pre-order bonuses, how to earn skill points in Diablo 4, Diablo 4 renown system explained, and more.

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