STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor™ Best Steam Deck Settings

Master the Force with our guide to optimizing Star Wars Jedi Survivor's settings on your Steam Deck.

STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor™ invites players to continue Cal Kestis' gripping, lightsaber-wielding odyssey as the young Jedi tries to stay one step ahead of the Empire's hunters. Now you can take Cal's journey wherever you go with these optimized settings for the best STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor™ experience on the Steam Deck.

STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor™ Best Steam Deck Settings

Compatibility Settings
Proton Version Experimental
BIOS Settings
UMA Frame Buffer Size 4G
CryoUtilities Settings
Swappiness Recommended
Swap File Size 16GB

STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor™ is a terrible experience out of the box. There's the annoying EA launcher, which requires being constantly logged into EA's servers. The game itself suffers from texture streaming problems, delayed LOD transitions, and is prone to crashing.

Thankfully, we can fix a lot of these issues. But it will take some work.

The first thing you have to do is go into the Steam Deck BIOS and increase your device's UMA Frame Buffer Size to 4G. This game has massive textures and absolutely requires this tweak to reduce the microstutters caused by constant texture streaming.

The next step is to download CryoByte's CryoUtilities 2.0. This is an incredible community tool that helps improve overall performance stability in most games, but it's absolutely required for STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor™. Once installed, just run the option that automatically configures your system to CryoByte's recommended settings. The two settings we're specifically looking to benefit from are Swappiness and Swap File Size.

Unfortunately, if have a 64GB Steam Deck model, you can't really touch the Swap File Size. And since the game is so large, you're probably trying to run it on a microSD, which will only exacerbate the texture streaming and loading problems. We hate to say it, but you probably shouldn't try playing STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor™ on your device right now.

Balanced Settings (Native@30fps | ~1h30m)

These settings will get you the best STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor™ performance possible on the Steam Deck. It's not a perfect experience by any measure, but the game is certainly playable. Just keep your expectations tempered, and don't hope for anything higher than 30 frames per second at mostly low to medium settings.

Visuals Settings
Resolution 1280x800
Window Mode Fullscreen
Graphics Quality Custom
View Distance Medium
Shadow Quality Low
Anti-Aliasing Low
Texture Quality Low
Visual Effects Low
Post Processing Low
Foliage Detail Low
Field of View Default
V-Sync Off
Raytracing Off
AMD FidelityFX™ Super Resolution 2 Balanced
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