Assassin's Creed Mirage Steam Deck - how to play, performance and best settings

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As the release date of Assassin's Creed Mirage draws near, many fans who wish to play on the go are curious about the performance of the game on Steam Deck.

The latest news on Assassin's Creed Mirage marks a significant return to the series' origins, shedding unnecessary open-world guff and taking us full circle. With its focus on the core elements that made the franchise beloved, Assassin's Creed Mirage promises an exciting and enjoyable experience.

Join us as we explore the performance and optimal settings of this highly anticipated game on Valve's handheld gaming device.

How to play Assassin's Creed Mirage on Steam Deck

Since Assassin's Creed Mirage is exclusively available through Ubisoft Connect and Epic Games Store, there are a few additional steps you'll need to take before diving into the adventure.

To play Assassin's Creed Mirage on Steam Deck, you need to install Ubisoft Connect on the handheld console. Read our guide on how to install Ubisoft Connect on Steam Deck in case you need help.

An alternative way to play Assassin's Creed Mirage on Steam Deck is to get Epic Games Store, as the game is also available through EGS. Read our guide on how to get Epic Games on Steam Deck.

The Assassin's Creed Mirage could be added to Steam at a later date, but for now, it appears that the game might not be available on Valve’s PC game distribution platform at launch.

Assassin's Creed Mirage Steam Deck performance

To accurately assess the performance of Assassin's Creed Mirage on the Steam Deck, it's important to consider that hands-on experience. But since the game isn't out yet and no official reviews or player feedback are available, we can only speculate.

Based on a careful examination of the system requirements, it appears that the game has the potential to run smoothly on the Steam Deck, particularly on low to medium settings.

Moreover, taking into consideration the favourable performance of the previous Assassin's Creed titles on the Steam Deck, it is reasonable to expect that Mirage will also exhibit satisfactory performance on Valve's handheld device.

Nevertheless, it is crucial to note that firsthand experience is the ultimate judge of performance, as hardware specifications and system requirements can only provide a preliminary indication.

Assassin's Creed Mirage Steam Deck best settings

Since Assassin's Creed is not Steam Deck verified, it is necessary to tweak the in-game graphics settings and the SteamOS settings to run the game smoothly while conserving the device's battery life.

Here are the best Steam Deck settings for Assassin's Creed Mirage:

  • FPS Limit: 60
  • Refresh Rate: 60
  • Half-Rate Shading: Off
  • TDP Limit: 7
  • Filter Scaling: Linear
  • GPU clock: Disabled
  • Proton Layer: 8.0
  • Graphics: Low to Medium

Maintaining the filter scaling to linear will somehow maintain decent speed and performance for Assassin's Creed Mirage. You can also adjust texture and shadows to lessen the rendering time of different game assets.

The best settings that we've discussed are speculative right now. They might change in the coming months after the release date of Assassin's Creed Mirage.


Stay updated with Assassin's Creed Mirage's development and possible Steam Deck discussions by visiting Ubisoft's twitter account!

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