Cyberpunk 2077 Best Steam Deck Settings

Unlock the allure of Night City on the Steam Deck with optimized settings for Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 finds its home on the Steam Deck, offering gamers the chance to experience the immersive world of Night City on the go. Delve into the best configurations to harness the full potential of the Steam Deck, ensuring an unparalleled gaming journey filled with action, intrigue, and exhilaration in the sprawling urban landscape of Cyberpunk 2077!

Cyberpunk 2077 Best Steam Deck Settings

Compatibility Settings
Proton VersionDefault
BIOS Settings
UMA Frame Buffer Size4G
CryoUtilities Settings
Swap File Size16GB*
*Set to as large as your Steam Deck will allow

Cyberpunk 2077 is infamous for a catastrophic launch mired by bugs and glitches. Its developer, CD Projekt Red, has diligently addressed these issues with a stream of fixes and updates, and it's currently in the best state it's ever been. But CD Projekt Red still has work to do. Microstutters and frame drops are commonplace (though much less intrusive than before) and the gamepad controls still feel oddly floaty and lack responsiveness.

If you've been itching to play Cyberpunk 2077 on your Steam Deck, your enjoyment of the game will depend on how much you can tolerate these slight performance niggles. The game runs fine out of the box with the default settings, but there are a few things you may want to change before firing the game up.

First, you can reduce microstutters by installing the game onto your Steam Deck's SDD card. Unfortunately, that's not an option if you only own a 64GB Steam Deck, so consider that before deciding to play Cyberpunk 2077 on your Deck.

Second, increase the UMA Frame Buffer Size to 4GB in your Steam Deck's BIOS. This allows the Steam Deck to allocate more of its shared RAM to the system's GPU, which can help with stuttering related to texture streaming.

Finally, use CryoUtitilities to modify the swap file size and swappiness of your system to the recommended settings. You won't get higher framerates, but you will get more consistent frame times, which help make the overall gaming experience better.

Recommended — Balanced Settings (Native@40fps | ~1h45m)

The default graphics settings for Cyberpunk 2077 appear to be targeting a stable 30fps at the high preset. We've noticed that you can get much better performance if you turn a few key settings down without degrading the overall experience. Visually, these lowered settings are barely noticeable on the Steam Deck's 7-inch screen.

This configuration gets you 40–60 frames per second throughout the game. By setting the frame rate and refresh rate limits to 40Hz in the Steam Deck performance menu, Cyberpunk 2077 feels much smoother and more stable.

In-game Graphics Settings
Quick Preset Custom
Texture Quality High
Resolution Scaling
Dynamic Resolution Scaling Off
AMD FidelityX Super Resolution 2.1 Auto
AMD FSR 2.1 Image Sharpening 0.5
Field of View 110
Film Grain Off*
Chromatic Abberation Off*
Anisotropy 1
Local Shadow Mesh Quality High
Local Shadow Quality Low
Cascaded Shadows Range Low
Cascaded Shadows Resolution Low
Volumetric Fog Resolution Medium
Volumetric Cloud Quality Medium
Max Dynamic Decals Ultra
Screen Space Reflections Quality Medium
Subsurface Scattering Quality Medium
Ambient Occlusion Medium
Color Precision High
Global Illumination Range High
Mirror Quality Medium
Level of Detail (LOD) High
In-game Video Settings
Monitor 1
VSync Off
Maximum FPS Off
Windowed Mode Windowed Borderless
Resolution 1280x800
HDR Mode None
Steam Deck Performance Menu Settings
Refresh Rate40
Framerate Limit40
Allow TearingOff
Half Rate ShadingOff
Thermal Power (TDP) LimitOff
Manual GPU Clock ControlOff
Scaling FilterLinear