Deep Rock Galactic is space mining at its best, and the game has finally arrived on the Steam Deck. If you want to play the game on the go or at home with the best settings and controls for your Steam Deck, look no further.
Set your resolution to 1280 x 800 and max FPS to 120. Additionally, ensure that Anti-Aliasing is set to FXAA. For the best controller setup, install DRG and use Lunchtime’s Steam Deck Traditional controls fully populated.
Best Settings for Deep Rock Galactic on Steam Deck
Deep Rock Galactic is a fantastic game to play on the Steam Deck. With all the native support for the game’s graphics and optimizations, you can play the game well on the system. Through our testing, we’ve narrowed down the best settings to use in this section.
ProtonDB says that the game is a solid Platinum rating. This means that the game has complete functionality on the Steam Deck. And that the Steam Deck allows all features to be executable and accessible. However, some in-game text inputs will require an on-screen keyboard.
I recommend you use the Custom Graphics Preset. This will allow you to make specific changes to the graphics as we go along. Additionally, set the maximum FPS limit to 120; even though we won’t reach these speeds, it is good to cap out an FPS target for the system.
Using the FXAA anti-aliasing setting is important because this feature gives both better performance and a better-looking game. It isn’t as system-demanding as other settings but will clean out edges of in-game constructions and assets.
For a full breakdown of our recommended graphics setting, check out the table below:
|Resolution||1280 x 800|
|Use DXI 2||Enable|
|Max FPS||120 FPS|
Many people downloading and installing Deep Rock Galactic onto their Steam Deck have an issue with its control scheme. The in-built controls for Deep Rock Galactic cannot recognize that the Steam Deck utilizes a controller format for inputs. The game instead believes a Mouse + Keyboard is active instead.
This means that we’ll need to establish a better control scheme for the game to function properly. Thankfully, Deep Rock Galactic’s community has had several individuals upload their custom control schemes that work very well. The most important of which is Lunchtime’s Steam Deck Traditional controls fully populated.
This layout is particularly good for playing Deep Rock Galactic because Mouse and Keyboard controls are relegated to the Right Trackpad. This allows for your Gyro and the Dpad to be used to select Resupply. This makes the gameplay for Deep Rock Galactic a lot smoother.
|L1||Laser Pointer/ Shoutout|
I hope this breakdown for the best controller and graphics setting for Deep Rock Galactic helped. The game is addictively fun and one that I haven’t personally been able to put down since its release. Highly recommend you utilize the suggestions we’ve made above! Happy Mining, fellow dwarves.