Hogwarts Legacy Steam Deck - Best settings, gameplay, and more

A witch testing out a new magic wand in Hogwarts Legacy.

A witch testing out a new magic wand in Hogwarts Legacy.
April 19, 2023: Plan on running Hogwarts Legacy on Steam Deck? Check out our guide for everything you need to know.

After the official confirmation of Hogwarts Legacy releasing on Nintendo Switch, rumours about a Hogwarts Legacy Steam Deck release have become more frequent. Many people want to see this game also on the portable Valve console.

Read this guide to learn about Hogwarts Legacy’s release on Steam Deck. Also, this guide includes the best settings you can choose on the hit handheld PC. This guide will help every player waiting for Hogwarts Legacy on Steam Deck.

While you are here, make sure to check our guide on whether multiplayer is in Hogwarts Legacy. Also, we have a guide on choosing your house in Hogwarts Legacy, as well as how to get the Elder Wand.

Will Hogwarts Legacy run on Steam Deck?

Fortunately, we have an official comment on Hogwarts Legacy coming to Steam Deck. On January 13, WB Games Support posted a tweet confirming that Hogwarts Legacy will be released on Steam Deck.

“Hi there! Thanks for reaching out to us about your inquiry regarding Hogwarts Legacy. We wanted to let you know that the game is compatible with the Steam Deck, and you will not be required to maintain an online connection to play. We hope this clears things up for you!”

The main advantage of this release is that we all can enjoy Hogwarts Legacy on a handheld device far before the official release of this game on Nintendo Switch.

A wizard casting a spell against a fiery background in Hogwarts Legacy.
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How to launch Hogwarts Legacy on Steam Deck

Fortunately, playing the game on Steam Deck is nice and easy. You only need the Steam version of the game to launch it on your Steam Deck.

Moreover, in one of the Twitter replies, WB Games Support mentioned that the game would not require an online connection. So, you can play Hogwarts Legacy from any corner of the globe using your tiny Steam Deck.

What are the best settings to use for Hogwarts Legacy on Steam Deck?

Predicting whether Hogwarts Legacy will run correctly on the maximum settings on Steam Deck is pretty challenging. The game has high requirements that might prevent it from running correctly. Therefore, if you want to play Hogwarts Legacy on Steam Deck, opt for the minimal graphical settings and gradually increase them if FPS does not decrease. It may also be worth limiting the FPS and refresh rate, to ensure more power can go to processing over graphics.

A Hogwarts student riding a flying animal in Hogwarts Legacy.
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Hogwarts Legacy Steam Deck gameplay

Even though the gameplay on Steam Deck will not differ from the original game, sometimes playing Hogwarts Legacy on a small screen might appear slightly different. Expect slightly worse graphics, but crucially the same gameplay and story as the base game.

That’s it for our guide to Hogwarts Legacy on Steam Deck. While you are still here, make sure to read our guide on how big the Hogwarts Legacy map is, and whether Dumbledore appears in the game.

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