Hawken Reborn Steam Deck - performance and best settings

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Hawken Reborn Steam Deck - performance and best settings
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The long-awaited Hawken Reborn has arrived, and Steam Deck users couldn't be more thrilled.

But since the mech combat game is not Steam Deck verified at the moment, you need to fiddle with the graphics and SteamOS settings to run the game as optimally as possible and conserve your Steam Deck's battery life.

In this article, we'll explore how Hawken Reborn performs on the Steam Deck and uncover the best settings to optimize your gameplay experience.

Hawken Reborn Steam Deck performance

Hawken Reborn's performance on Steam Deck is not ideal. Users have reported experiencing frame rates ranging from 25 to 30 FPS, which is relatively low and can impact the overall gameplay experience.

Some users mentioned encountering issues such as black screens at launch and during certain cutscenes. However, they were able to find workarounds by using different versions of Proton, such as Proton 8, GE 7-37, and GE 7-55.

Overall, users seem dissatisfied with the performance of the Hawken Reborn on the Steam Deck, stating that it isn't great regardless of the settings they've tried. We can hope that the devs will optimize the game for the platform soon.

Hawken Reborn Steam Deck best settings

While the Steam Deck meets the recommended settings for Hawken Reborn, maximizing the game's performance on this powerful device requires fine-tuning the settings. However, even with the settings mentioned below, you will get only 25 to 30 FPS.

So here are the best Hawken Reborn settings for Steam Deck:

  • Proton: 8 or GE 7-37 or GE 7-55
  • Frame Rate: 30 FPS
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • TDP Limit: 10
  • Half Rate Shading: Off
  • Graphics: Medium

These are the best Hawken Reborn settings for Steam Deck. By implementing these adjustments, you can optimize your Hawken Reborn experience on the Steam Deck and enjoy the game to its fullest extent.

Also, feel free to experiment with the settings to find the perfect balance between visual quality and smooth performance based on your personal preferences.

In other news, a Hawken Reborn server error is plaguing many fans of the game.

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