Are you looking to turn off the Gamescope statistics overlay on your Steam Deck? Whether you find it obstructing, or the performance overlay is stuck on your screen, or it is simply not working, this guide is tailored for you.
The Gamescope overlay is useful for gamers who want to monitor the performance of their games in real time. However, for some users, this overlay is just an unnecessary distraction or clutter on the screen, especially when they are more focused on the gaming experience itself rather than monitoring performance metrics.
If you're among those who prefer a cleaner gaming interface without the Gamescope overlay, the following sections provide a straightforward guide to turning it off on your Steam Deck. While you are here, make sure you are aware of all the Steam Deck shortcuts.
How to turn off the Gamescope statistics overlay on Steam Deck
To turn off the Gamescope statistics overlay on the Steam Deck, first restart the device, wait for the data to update, and then set the "Performance Overlay Level" slider to zero. This method is suggested as working by many Redditors.
It is important to note that simply sliding the slider to zero doesn't always work, as many Redditors have suggested. Restarting the device is a key step in this process. You may need to restart both before and after adjusting the slider for the changes to fully apply.
If you wish to bring back the Gamescope statistics overlay on your Steam Deck, you can move the slider up. If this action doesn't immediately make the overlay appear, try restarting the device, as this step can help ensure the changes are properly applied.
And that covers everything about turning off the Gamescope statistics overlay on Steam Deck. Before you head off, make sure you explore our other Steam Deck guides, including how to set up GeForce NOW and how to change the controller order.