Tired of getting constantly banned while playing online? Here are 4 ways to play Destiny 2 on Steam Deck without getting banned!
There is still no official way to play Destiny 2 on Steam Deck since it is one of the handheld gaming consoles that do not have supporting software to run the game. Destiny 2 does not support the Linux operating system since Steam Deck is running on a special Linux-based Steam OS.
But playing a game not officially available for a platform has risks. You might experience Destiny 2 crashing on Steam Deck due to incompatibility issues, which results in a temporary or permanent ban. However, we have discovered 4 ways to play Destiny 2 on Steam Deck so you can avoid getting banned. Let’s start by discussing them.
Method #1: GeForce NOW
Nvidia has launched the GeForce NOW cloud gaming service that allows everyone to run games on max settings without worrying about the hardware specs. You can easily run Nvidia GeForce NOW on Steam Deck using any web browser on the console. However, we recommend using the Google Chrome browser on Steam Deck since it runs more seamlessly.
All you have to do is simply register your GeForce NOW account using a web browser and search for Destiny 2 to play it. You can run everything on maxed-out settings. However, you may need a stable internet connection to run the game smoothly. The membership for GeForce NOW starts from free to $99 with increased playtime and enhanced graphics support.
Method #2: Run on Windows
Since Destiny 2 has no support for the Linux operating system, you can also install Windows on Steam Deck to play the game. However, you may have to set the best settings for Destiny 2 on Steam Deck, ranging from low to medium graphics. This way, you may get stable 50 to 60 frame rates most of the time, depending on your internet connection, which is mandatory for running Destiny 2.
The only issue with Windows on Steam Deck could be incompatibility issues, especially when the OS requires updates.
Method #3: Shadow PC
Much like the cloud gaming service offered by GeForce NOW, the Shadow PC gives you remote access to a high-end Windows gaming PC using cloud services. The Shadow PC service supports nearly all devices, and you can play games, including Destiny 2 on Steam Deck. Unlike GeForce NOW, this service cannot be availed for free, and here is the price breakdown for Shadow PC.
On the downside, you might experience unstable frame rates if you try to use h.265 codec. To get stable gameplay on Destiny 2 Steam Deck with Shadow PC, go to the Shadow client and access the Video & display options. Scroll down and open the Advanced Settings at the bottom. You must enable the High Efficiency Video Coding (H.265) option here.
Method #4: Steam Link
The last option to play Destiny 2 on Steam Deck without getting banned is with the Steam Link. You might need a high-end gaming PC besides your Steam Deck gaming console. Steam Link on Steam Deck lets you play all your Steam games on any platform, including PC. Just make sure that your Steam Deck console and gaming PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
Run the Steam Client on your PC to play Destiny 2 on Steam Deck via Steam Link. Go to Settings > Remote Play > Advanced Host Options. Check the box that says ‘Change desktop resolution to match streaming client’ so it can display the gameplay on the Steam Deck console. Make sure the Steam Client is running on your PC and switch to the Steam Deck console.
Open Steam Client on Steam Deck and find Destiny 2. Select the arrow icon next to the Install button, select your PC name, and press the ‘A’ button. Now the button will show ‘Stream,’ select that and you can now Remote Play on Steam Deck via PC.
There you have it gamers! With the abovementioned methods, you can safely play Destiny 2 on Steam Deck without getting banned. We’ll keep you posted with the new methods to play Destiny 2 on Steam Deck, and if you have any queries, let us know in the comments!