The Steam Deck is a great device for playing some of your favourite PC games on the go, but what about the games that aren't on Steam? Since Blizzard has some pretty popular titles like World of Warcraft and Overwatch 2 in its lineup, we'll teach you how to install Battle.net on Steam Deck in this article!
There are a few ways to do this, so we'll go with the simplest method that does not require any additional third-party tools. After Battle.net has been installed on your Steam Deck, we'll also show you how to launch your Blizzard games.
With that being said, let's get started!
How to install Battle.net on Steam Deck
Trying to install Battle.net onto Steam Deck may seem like a complicated task so we'll try to keep it as simple as possible. But if you enjoy playing the games that Blizzard has to offer then it's worth giving it a shot.
Here is how to install Battle.net on Steam Deck:
- Set your Steam Deck to desktop mode.
- Open up a browser and download Battle.net.
- When the download is done, open Steam and go to the Games menu. From there, select "Add Non-Steam Game to my Library".
- Click on Browse then look for the location where your Battle.net-Setup.exe file was saved.
- Select Battle.net-Setup.exe then click on Add Selected Programs.
- Go to your Battle.net Setup and click on the gear icon.
- Next, open up the Properties option and go to the Compatibility tab. Once there, tick "Force use of Specific Steam Play Compatibility Tool".
- On that same menu, choose GE-Proton7-10 from the dropdown.
Battle.net should now be launching on your Steam Deck as it would on Windows. Now it's time to add your favourite Blizzard games to Steam Deck.
How to add Blizzard's games to Steam Deck's library
Now that the Battle.net launcher is up and running on your Steam Deck, the next step is to have those Blizzard games running through Steam. Don't worry, you're almost done!
Follow this guide to play your Blizzard games on a Steam Deck:
- Download a game from Battle.net as you normally would.
- Go to your Blizzard game install location.
- Right-click on the game's .exe file and choose "Add to steam".
Congratulations, Battle.net should now be up and running on your Steam Deck!
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