Dead Cells Best Steam Deck Settings

Unlock the true potential of Dead Cells on the Steam Deck with this comprehensive guide to the optimal settings for smooth gameplay.

Dead Cells is the roguelike action-platformer and indie game darling that has become a must-have title in any gamer's library. With more than 10 million copies sold since launch, Dead Cells is easily one of the most successful indie games of all time.

The fast-paced arcade action and endlessly addicting fight-die-repeat gameplay loop make Dead Cells a great game to take on the road with you. Use the best Steam Deck settings for Dead Cells below to squeeze as much gameplay time out of a single charge.

Dead Cells Best Steam Deck Settings

Compatibility Settings
Proton VersionDefault

Dead Cells runs perfectly with the default Steam OS settings.

Battery Saving Settings (Native@60fps | ~4h)

Dead Cells is a great-looking game but is relatively light on the Steam Deck's hardware thanks to stylized visuals and clever use of visual effects. We don't need to make any changes to the in-game display settings to get a solid 60fps at native resolution.

We can get the most out of a single battery charge by activating the Thermal Power (TDP) Limit setting in the Steam Deck Performance menu. Keeping at around 9 Watts lets us run Dead Cells at full speed without overworking the APU, allowing for up to four hours of playtime.

Steam Deck Performance Menu Settings
Refresh Rate60
Framerate Limit60
Allow TearingOn
Half Rate ShadingOff
Thermal Power (TDP) LimitOn
Manual GPU Clock ControlOff
Scaling FilterLinear