The Last Epoch was initially released in 2019 as an Early Access title. This action RPG has been pretty well-crafted for the most part, but it’s still in early access with no official release date out in the wild. If you plan to run The Last Epoch on the Steam Deck, you should tinker with a few settings here and there.
To smoothly run The Last Epoch on your Steam Deck, adjust the TDP to 12W. Change resolution to 1200×800. Enable Half Rate Shading. Limit the Refresh Rate and FPS to 40. Set all in-game settings to low.
The Last Epoch Steam Deck – Performance
Surprisingly, The Last Epoch runs surprisingly well on the Steam Deck straight out of the box, but you’ll need to tinker with the refresh rate and FPS limit, considering it crashes if you don’t limit it for some reason. Otherwise, it runs pretty well with a stable 35-40 FPS, rarely dipping into the low 30s on a few splash screens or skill trees.
Make sure to enable Half Rate Shading from the get-go for a smooth gameplay experience. This also helps prevent the Deck’s fans from revving up.
Steam Deck Settings
|Half Rate Shading||Enabled|
|Terrain Texture Size||Low|
|Screen Space Reflection||Off|
That just about sums up everything you need to know to run The Last Epoch on the Steam Deck. It’s not the best experience but it gets the job done for the most part considering the title is still in early access. Expect better performance when the game officially releases.