How to Install Zenless Zone Zero on Steam Deck - ZZZ Steam Deck Guide

Zhu Yuan from Zenless Zone Zero popping out of a Steam Deck screen
Credit: MiHoYo / Valve

Zhu Yuan from Zenless Zone Zero popping out of a Steam Deck screen
Credit: MiHoYo / Valve

If you're hoping to play the latest MiHoYo game on-the-go without using a small smartphone screen, you may be looking to find out how to install Zenless Zone Zero on Steam Deck. As the game prepares to launch soon, pre-loading it on your handheld is a great idea, especially as it takes up over 100GB of storage.

As the Steam Deck remains on the top of the best gaming handhelds list, it's no surprise that many people own one as a way to catch up on their backlog of titles. However, with Zenless Zone Zero not being available on the Steam storefront, you may need to find a workaround to install ZZZ on Steam Deck and start collecting your Zenless Zone Zero free characters.

How to Install ZZZ on Steam Deck

Here's how to install Zenless Zone Zero on your Steam Deck:

  • Create an Epic Games Store account, if you haven't got one
  • Head to the Epic Games Store and add Zenless Zone Zero to your library
  • On Steam Deck, press the Steam button
  • Select Power and then Switch to Desktop mode
  • Click the Shopping bag icon to open Discover
  • Open the Search page and search 'Heroic Games Launcher'
  • Select it, and then install Heroic Games Launcher
  • Launch the app once installed, and then select Log In
  • Log In with your Epic Games Store details
  • Head to Library and download Zenless Zone Zero
  • Open ZZZ launcher and install the full game

You can also check out our guide on how to get Epic Games on Steam Deck if you want to see how to specifically get the Epic Games Store on your handheld.

Alternatively, you can also follow the video guide below so you can be sure to start getting characters and building your Zenless Zone Zero tier list as soon as possible:

Can You Play Zenless Zone Zero on Steam Deck?

Unfortunately, it's unclear whether you can play Zenless Zone Zero on Steam Deck just yet. According to a Reddit post, you can launch the game but you'll receive the Zenless Zone Zero city maintenance error, something that EVERY platform is currently facing before the servers launch.

Both Genshin Impact and Honkai Star Rail, MiHoYo's biggest games, are playable on the Steam Deck with various workarounds. Hopefully, Zenless Zone Zero is available when the ZZZ release date finally arrives.

That's how to install Zenless Zone Zero on Steam Deck. If you're prepared to dive into the latest MiHoYo game, make sure to find out the Zenless Zone Zero banners to see which Agents to chase with your pulls.

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