As the eagerly awaited sequel beckons us back into its eldritch abyss, the Steam Deck emerges as the ultimate vessel for embarking on this treacherous journey. In this guide, we show you the best Steam Deck settings for Darkest Dungeon II, blending eerie atmospheres with fluid gameplay. Prepare to unveil the perfect balance of visual prowess and strategic clarity, enabling you to conquer the terrors of Darkest Dungeon II.
Darkest Dungeon II Best Steam Deck Settings
|Proton Version||Proton Hotfix|
Darkest Dungeon II will run out of the box, but some users have reported issues with the Steam Deck's default version of Proton. Switching to Proton Experimental or Proton Hotfox in the game's Compatibility menu fixes these problems.
Unlike its prequel, Darkest Dungeon II isn't Steam Deck Verified, so the text might be a bit hard to read and the default controls may feel a bit off. Take a look at the highest-rated community control templates. The first few make the controls feel a lot more natural.
Optimized Settings (Native@40fps | ~2h30m)
At the High preset, Darkest Dungeon II barely maintains a stable 40fps. This configuration suggests lowering the graphics to Medium to ensure you get a smooth 40fps throughout most of the game. The differences between Medium and High are barely noticeable on the Steam Deck's screen. A few areas in the game cause the framerate to drop to the 20s, but they're minor hiccups in an otherwise excellent portable experience.
|In-game Graphics Options|
|Window Mode||Fullscreen Window|
|Steam Deck Performance Menu Settings|
|Half Rate Shading||Off|
|Thermal Power (TDP) Limit||Off|
|Manual GPU Clock Control||Off|