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Best settings for Cyberpunk 2077 on Steam Deck

In Cyberpunk 2077, you have access to advanced technology like cyberware and AI. Now, you can also play the game on the Steam Deck, starting from February 2023.

The game has received the gold standard green checkmark, which means it is compatible and provides a great gaming experience. However, it is a demanding game with high recommended specs. So, how well does it run on the Steam Deck?

After conducting research, we have discovered the best settings for Cyberpunk 2077 on the Steam Deck. These settings will ensure a good frame rate and high visual quality.

Best settings for Cyberpunk 2077 on Steam Deck

When running Cyberpunk 2077 on the Steam Deck, expect a frame rate between 30 to 40 FPS. Keep in mind that there may be explosive moments that drop the frame rate to around 30. To optimize the game, go to the Video settings and enable Maximum FPS at 40. Also, disable VSync.

Here are the recommended Graphics settings:

Resolution Scaling

  • Dynamic Resolution Scaling: Off
  • AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2.1: Auto
  • FidelityFX Sharpening: 0.50


  • Field of View: 75 (or personal preference)
  • Film Grain: Off
  • Chromatic Aberration: Off
  • Depth of Field: On
  • Lens Flare: On
  • Motion Blur: Low or Off


  • Contact Shadows: On
  • Improved Facial Lightning Geometry: On
  • Anisotropy: 8
  • Local Shadow Mesh Quality: Medium
  • Local Shadow Quality: Medium
  • Cascaded Shadows Range: Low
  • Cascaded Shadows Resolution: Low
  • Distant Shadows Resolution: High
  • Volumetric Fog Resolution: High
  • Volumetric Cloud Quality: Medium
  • Max Dynamic Decals: Medium
  • Screen Space Reflections Quality: Medium
  • Subsurface Scattering Quality: Medium
  • Ambient Occlusion: High
  • Color Precision: Medium
  • Mirror Quality: Medium
  • Level of Detail (LOD): Medium
  • Crowd Density: Low

Best Steam Deck settings for Cyberpunk 2077

While playing the game on the Steam Deck, open the quick action menu by clicking on the ellipsis (…) button. Scroll down to the Performance section, indicated by the battery icon. Adjust the performance settings of the Deck:

  • Use per-game profile: On
  • Framerate limit: Off (already taken care of in in-game settings)
  • Refresh Rate: 60
  • Allow Tearing: Yes