Is Zenless Zone Zero Steam Deck compatible?

Aakrit Sharma
Zenless Zone Zero characters discussing money

HoYoverse is set to release Zenless Zone Zero after Honkai Star Rail and Genshin Impact took the gacha community by storm. The game is confirmed to arrive on PC and consoles, but is it coming to the handheld Steam Deck? Here’s everything you need to know.

The Steam Deck has solidified its place as one of the most popular handheld gaming devices which is why you can officially play the likes of Diablo 4, Forza Horizon 5, Baldur’s Gate 3, and Overwatch 2 on it. As it turns out, many in the gaming community are more than happy to sacrifice graphics or some FPS for the comfort of playing from anywhere they want.

Zenless Zone Zero is yet to have an official release date but the hype surrounding it is sky-scraping. From the combat and lore to multiplayer availability and open world, you might have several questions regarding the upcoming title and one of them could be regarding its compatibility with the Steam Deck.

Here’s everything to know about whether you can play Zenless Zone Zero on the Steam Deck.

Zenless Zone Zero characters on a vehicle
Zenless Zone Zero is a dungeon crawler and not an open-world game.

Can you play Zenless Zone Zero on Steam Deck?

No, Zenless Zone Zero isn’t confirmed to be officially playable on the Steam Deck at launch, at least. Both Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail aren’t officially playable on the portable device, so fans should not be too hopeful about HoYoverse making Zenless Zone Zero an exception.

Having said that, the Steam Deck basically works like a PC so you have the option to just download games from the internet and install them. However, this might not guarantee smooth performance and suitable controls.

The same applies to Zenless Zone Zero too. If it isn’t released officially on the Steam Deck, you can download it from the official website like other PC players. Do note that playing games that aren’t supported officially can lead to bans as well although that’s a rare occasion.

Interestingly, Genshin Impact wasn’t compatible with Steam Deck’s Proton as the anti-cheat considered SteamOS a third-party software. This changed following the 3.8 patch with which the developers altered the anti-cheat program.

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About The Author

Aakrit is a games writer with over 2000 published articles for EssentiallySports, Sportskeeda, FortniteINTEL, and CharlieINTEL. Currently, he writes guides on Minecraft, Roblox, Pokemon games, Genshin Impact, and Brawlhalla. Aakrit loves playing shooter games and in his free time, you can find him queued up in Valorant, Fortnite, Apex Legends, or Halo Infinite. You can contact Aakrit at [email protected].