Marvel's Midnight Suns Best Steam Deck Settings

Unleash your inner hero with our guide to optimizing Marvel's Midnight Suns settings on your Steam Deck.

Marvel's Midnight Suns fuses tactical RPGs and comic book lore to construct an epic adventure featuring iconic Marvel heroes at war against supernatural foes. The turn-based mechanics also make it a perfect fit for the Steam Deck, allowing you to chip away at the campaign in starts and stops whenever the opportunity allows it. Enjoy the full potential of this incredible tactical title on Steam Deck with this guide to the best settings for Marvel's Midnight Suns.

Marvel's Midnight Suns Best Steam Deck Settings

Compatibility Settings
Proton VersionDefault

Midnight Suns has improved a lot since launch. At the start, the game suffered from stability issues causing frequent crashes on the Steam Deck. Recent patches have completely fixed this, not only making it fully playable but also improving performance significantly.

I recommend using the balanced settings below, which provide a balance between graphics quality and performance. And since, unfortunately, Midnight Suns is a battery drainer, I'm also giving you a battery-saver configuration for the longest possible playtime on a single charge.

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

When setting up your Marvel's Midnight Suns for an all-around great experience, I'd recommend going with the Medium preset. It's that sweet spot between fancy graphics and smooth gameplay. Now, head over to the Steam Deck performance menu and dial down both the refresh rate and frame limit to a cool 40. Doing this not only saves precious battery life but also keeps the game running buttery smooth without hiccups. The outcome? Well, it looks and feels just awesome – you get to enjoy those eye-catching visuals and still have your Steam Deck running strong.

Video Settings
Window Mode Fullscreen
Resolution 1280x800
Resolution Scaling None
Graphics Settings
Master Quality Medium
Textures & Effects
World Detail Medium
Draw Distance Medium
Textures Medium
Effects Medium
Foliage Medium
Post Processing
Post Processing Medium
Anti-Aliasing Medium
Screen Space Reflections Medium
Depth of Field Medium
Motion Blur Medium
Number of Shadows Medium
Shadows Medium
Volumetric Fog Medium
Steam Deck Performance Menu Settings
Refresh Rate40
Framerate Limit40
Allow TearingOn
Half Rate ShadingOff
Thermal Power (TDP) LimitOff
Manual GPU Clock ControlOff
Scaling FilterLinear

Battery Saver Settings (720p@30fps | ~3h30m)

If you're all about squeezing the maximum playtime out of a single charge when diving into Marvel's Midnight Suns, here's the perfect battery-saver configuration for you. First off, switch to the Low preset in the menu and lower the in-game resolution to 1156x720. Then activate FSR in Performance mode to regain a bit of the visual fidelity. Finally, head to the Steam Deck performance menu and limit the framerate to a smooth 30 frames per second. This significantly eases the load on your Steam Deck's APU, ensuring you can play for hours without worrying about your battery life. Since Midnight Suns is a turn-based game, you won't even notice the lower frame rate – the gameplay remains just as enjoyable, and you'll be amazed at how long your Steam Deck keeps going.

Video Settings
Window Mode Fullscreen
Resolution 1156x720
Resolution Scaling FidelityFX SuperResolution
Scaling Quality Performance
Graphics Settings
Master Quality Low
Textures & Effects
World Detail Low
Draw Distance Low
Textures Low
Effects Low
Foliage Low
Post Processing
Post Processing Low
Anti-Aliasing Low
Screen Space Reflections Low
Depth of Field Low
Motion Blur Off
Number of Shadows Low
Shadows Low
Volumetric Fog Low
Steam Deck Performance Menu Settings
Refresh Rate 60
Framerate Limit 30
Allow Tearing On
Half Rate Shading Off
Thermal Power (TDP) Limit Off
Manual GPU Clock Control Off
Scaling Filter Linear