Is Dragon’s Dogma 2 playable on Steam Deck?

Aryan Singh
Griffin in Dragon's Dogma 2

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is available on current-gen machines including PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. The game is also present on PC through Steam, leading some players to wonder about its playability on the Steam Deck. So, here’s everything to know about Dragon’s Dogma 2 on Valve’s handheld.

Dragon’s Dogma 2 is the latest fantasy RPG from Capcom, reviving a beloved series that has laid dormant for more than a decade. The game expands upon its predecessor in almost every aspect but retains the elements that made the original so memorable.

Popular mechanics from the first game, such as Vocations, Pawns, and a romance system, are all present in the game alongside a string of new features.

In terms of platforms, the title is available exclusively on current-gen platforms and PCs, raising questions surrounding its release on Valve’s Steam Deck.

On that note, here’s everything to know about Dragon’s Dogma 2 on the Steam Deck.

A party of four characters in Dragon's Dogma 2
Dragon’s Dogma 2 is skipping last-gen consoles.

Can you play Dragon’s Dogma 2 on Steam Deck?

Yes, Dragon’s Dogma 2 is playable on your Steam Deck, although the game does not have a verification badge from Steam as of yet. The devs also haven’t provided any official information on Steam Deck support. This means that you’ll be able to download and boot up Dragon’s Dogma 2 on your handheld, but don’t expect a smooth experience right off the bat.

As mentioned in early reviews, the game struggles to hit 30 FPS on the Steam Deck. Even after dropping all settings to low and using dynamic resolution scaling techniques, the average FPS hovers around 15-20. It can also drop close to 10 in densely populated cities.

The performance isn’t all that surprising, especially if you consider the hefty system requirements. It’s worth noting that Dragon’s Dogma 2 suffers performance hiccups even on high-end consoles. The title is certainly in need of optimization, which could arrive in the form of a patch in the near future.

There’s always the possibility that the game receives a verification badge from Steam at some point. But all that remains to be seen.

That was everything to know about Dragon’s Dogma 2 on the Steam Deck. For more on the game, check out our other guides:

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