Mortal Kombat 1 Steam Deck - performance and best settings

Mortal Kombat 1 Steam Deck

Mortal Kombat 1 Steam Deck

The Mortal Kombat franchise is back with a brand-new timeline and the same old over-the-top violence. In this guide, we’ll be taking a look at the Mortal Kombat 1 Steam Deck performance to see if the handheld gaming platform is up to the task of defending Earthrealm.

Though people have pointed out some of the game’s janky animations, Mortal Kombat 1 still has a lot to be excited about. For instance, the inclusion of Homelander and Omni-Man as DLC characters.

So if you plan on playing the game on the go, let’s dive in and check out the Mortal Kombat 1 Steam Deck performance and what its best settings would look like.

Mortal Kombat 1 Steam Deck performance

With Mortal Kombat 1 coming soon, we still get an idea of how it will perform on the Steam Deck since its system requirements have already been revealed. Playing MK11 on Steam Deck will have its settings on low by default for a steady 60 FPS while playing offline.

They’re not too far off from its predecessor, Mortal Kombat 11, so we can expect a similar performance. You can raise your graphics quality while maintaining a 60 FPS frame rate, but it will come at the cost of your Steam Deck’s battery life.

MK11 runs pretty great on the Steam Deck, but most of its performance issues show up when trying to play against other players online. Hopefully, Mortal Kombat 1 will be able to handle online play much better.

Mortal Kombat 1 Steam Deck best settings

Storytelling isn’t usually a fighting game’s strong suit, but NetherRealm Studios has been doing a great job of it with their most recent titles. So if you want to just lay on the couch and go through Mortal Kombat 1’s story on your Steam Deck, know that you don’t have to do it on the lowest settings.

Here are some settings you can try for some great visuals.

  • FPS Limit: 60
  • Refresh Rate: 60
  • Half-Rate Shading: Off
  • TDP Limit: 8
  • Filter Scaling: Linear
  • GPU Clock: Disabled
  • Proton Layer: Proton GE 8-3
  • Graphics: Minimal

Of course, you’re still free to adjust these settings to find out what works best for you.

So that’s the Steam Deck performance and best settings for Mortal Kombat 1. While you’re here, you can also check out more details on Mortal Kombat 11’s Steam Deck performance while waiting for Mortal Kombat 1.

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