Best Red Dead Redemption 2 settings for Steam Deck


best red dead redemption 2 settings for steam deck
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Anyone looking for the best Red Dead Redemption 2 Steam Deck settings won’t have to look any further.

Red Dead Redemption 2 is still seen as the magnum opus of Rockstar Games, with some of the most realised characters and settings ever seen in video games. Naturally, many fans want to relive this legendary tale on their Steam Deck with the best settings possible.

So, we’re here to discuss the most optimised settings for the game in order to save your Steam Deck's battery life while keeping the game beautiful. It’s going to take a bit of tinkering but we’re here to help anyone out with this impressive cowboy simulator.

How does Red Dead Redemption 2 run on Steam Deck?

Currently, Red Dead Redemption 2 has been labelled as “playable” by Valve for the Steam Deck. This means that the game can run fine, albeit, with a few minor quibbles here and there.

ProtonDB states that Red Dead Redemption 2 will need touchscreen/mousepad support to access the Rockstar Games launcher. Some of the in-game text can be too small for some players, hence, only being “playable.”

Despite a few issues, this makes Rockstar Games’ open-world title more than ready for the Steam Deck. It should run well on default, so gamers that don’t want to tinker too much should be able to play this open-world title fine.

Best Red Dead Redemption 2 settings for Steam Deck

Although Red Dead Redemption 2 runs fine, players can adjust the settings to make it last a bit longer on handheld. Granted, they will likely only get two hours or less since the game is such a graphical powerhouse but the results should be worth it.

In order to get the most out of your handheld, here are the best Red Dead Redemption 2 Steam Deck settings:

  • Frame Rate: 30 FPS
  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz
  • HRS: No
  • TDP Limit: 8
  • Resolution: 1280x800
  • Vsync and Triple Buffering: Off
  • Texture Quality: Medium (Everything else either low or off)
  • Motion Blur: Off

Now that you have the best Red Dead Redemption 2 settings, here’s how to play Sons of the Forest on Steam Deck. For retro gamers, here are the best emulators for Steam Deck.

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