Left 4 Dead 2 Best Steam Deck Settings

Prepare for an adrenaline-pumping zombie apocalypse like never before with this guide to optimizing Left 4 Dead 2 settings on your Steam Deck.

Experience the heart-pounding shooter action of this timeless cooperative zombie shooter that has kept gamers on the edge of their seats for over a decade. Now, Valve's iconic title finds its way onto the portable powerhouse that is the Steam Deck, bringing the thrill of surviving the zombie apocalypse wherever you go. In this guide, we'll show you how to configure the ideal settings on your Steam Deck for the ultimate on-the-go gaming experience with Left 4 Dead 2.

Left 4 Dead 2 Best Steam Deck Settings

Compatibility Settings
Proton VersionLinux Native

Left 4 Dead 2 runs perfectly without any settings changes. Press the Play button to start blasting zombies.

Recommended — Balanced Settings (Native@40fps | ~4h30m)

The Steam Deck can't quite maintain a stable 60 frames per second in Left 4 Dead 2, so for the sake of consistent frame times, we suggest setting the refresh rate and frame rate limiters to 40Hz in the Steam Deck performance menu. Then, change the in-game graphics settings to the Medium preset with the settings outlined in the table below for a great zombie shooting experience that lasts for more than 4 hours.

Video - Advanced Settings
Aspect Ratio Widescreen 16:10
Resolution 1280x800 (native)
Display Mode Full screen
Film Grain Amount *
Anti-aliasing Mode None
Filtering Mode Anisotropic 16X
Wait for Vertical Sync Disabled
Shader Detail High
Effect Detail Medium
Model/Texture Detail High
Multicore Rendering Enabled
*Set to personal preference.
Steam Deck Performance Menu Settings
Refresh Rate40
Framerate Limit40
Allow TearingOn
Half Rate ShadingOff
Thermal Power (TDP) LimitOff
Manual GPU Clock ControlOff
Scaling FilterLinear