Best Palworld Steam Deck settings

Anmol David
Palworld on a Steam Deck

You can play Palworld on platforms like Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC, but you may be wondering if Valve’s popular handheld, the Steam Deck, is capable of running the game. So, here’s everything you need to know about the best Steam Deck settings for Palworld.

Palworld has taken over the gaming space by storm, gaining immense popularity and overtaking several big names like Call of Duty, Counter-Strike, and Apex Legends as the most-played game on Steam. The game offers a beautiful open world with survival elements that allow you to explore and craft as well as fight or tame creatures named Pals.

While the game runs smoothly on Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC, you may be wondering how the game runs on the Steam Deck. So, here are the best Palworld Steam Deck settings you can tweak to get better performance.

Palworld menu screen
Not having a steady framerate on Steam Deck can affect your gameplay negatively.

Is Palworld playable on Steam Deck?

Yes, Palworld is playable on Steam Deck. If you own the game on Steam, you can play the game on Valve’s handheld.

Best Palworld Steam Deck settings for performance and high FPS

Palworld is yet to receive the “Steam Deck Verified” badge of honor, but that doesn’t mean that it’s unplayable. It has been certified as “Playable”, which means that you’re bound to have an acceptable experience as far as Palworld on the Steam Deck is concerned. However, if you use the right settings, you can boost your FPS and work towards a more stable and optimized experience.

On that note, here are the best Palworld Steam Deck settings you can use for performance and an FPS boost:

  • Field of View (FOV) – 90
  • Screen mode – Full Screen
  • Max FPS – 30 FPS
  • VSync – On
  • Motion Blur – Player preference
  • Anti Aliasing – TSR
  • View Distance – Medium
  • Grass Detail – Low
  • Shadows – Medium
  • Effects Quality – Medium
  • Texture Quality – Medium

These settings should provide you with a substantial FPS boost, giving you a smooth and stable 30 FPS, and as much as 45 when running around the open world. You can even experiment with V-Sync and Max FPS settings, turning the former off and the latter to “No Limit” or up to 45.

Of course, turning V-Sync off can impact performance depending on what’s visible on your screen at the moment. Try out these settings and change them to whatever suits you best.

If you want the highest performance possible, you can set everything to the lowest value possible. This can boost your frame rate to 50 FPS but has significant downgrades as far as image quality is concerned, so we recommend you go with the settings listed above.

Palworld: How to use the Performance mod on Steam Deck

You can use the Palworld Steam Deck Essentials mod by TheHybred to increase performance for Palworld on Steam Deck. While it definitely works well with the Steam Deck, the mod can also be used for all other handhelds as well.

You can download the Palworld Steam Deck Essentials mod from the Nexus Mods website, and aims to boost your FPS from 30-40 to a whopping 50 FPS, which is a significant increase considering that this is every setting cranked up to Ultra when using the AMD FSR upscaling technology.

That’s all you need to know about the best Palworld Steam Deck settings. For more info and tips about this survival monster collector game, here are some useful links:

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About The Author

Anmol is an Evergreen Writer at CharlieIntel. He graduated from Amity University (Noida) with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2021. He's previously worked as an esports and Minecraft writer for Sportskeeda and now specializes in covering all things Roblox for CharlieIntel. You can contact Anmol at [email protected].