Diablo IV – Steam Deck Best Settings for Optimal Graphics and Performance

Diablo IV is one of the best games to play on handheld gaming consoles like Steam Deck because of its gameplay. The action roleplay dungeon crawling experience makes it kind of heavy on the processor and GPU as well. Now like any other game, Diablo IV players are also looking to get the best gaming experience without choppy graphics or lagging frame rates.

Want to play it on the go? Let’s share the best game settings to play Diablo IV on Steam Deck. These settings are according to the Diablo IV game requirements to maintain the most optimal gaming experience.

Diablo IV Best Settings for Steam Deck

Windows ModeFullscreen
Sharpen Image60
Font ScaleMedium
Cursor ScaleSmall
Vertical Sync:OFF
Lock CursorOFF
Peripheral LightingOFF
Color Blind FilterOFF
Resolution Percentage100%
FidelityFX Super Resolution 2Quality
Max Foreground FPS40
Max Background FPS8
Texture QualityMedium
Shadow QualityMedium
Dynamic ShadowsON
Soft ShadowsON
Shader QualityMedium
SSAO QualityLow
Fog QualityMedium
Clutter QualityHigh
Fur Quality LevelLow
Water Simulation QualityLow
Anti-Aliasing QualityLow
Geometric ComplexityMedium
Terrain Geometry DetailHigh
Physics QualityHigh
Particles QualityHigh
Reflection QualityLow
Screen Space ReflectionsOFF

If you’re looking for a perfect blend of performance quality and better battery life, we recommend following the settings below. These settings will maintain the quality of graphics, allowing you to achieve 40 to 50 FPS at 720p resolution on medium to high settings.

Diablo IV on Steam Deck

The settings mentioned above will not affect cut scenes in any sense as they are pre-rendered. However, if you are still experiencing Diablo IV crashing on Steam Deck. This issue might occur due to Steam Deck overheating or due to varying processing speeds as well and since the game is online only, it could be due to an internet connection issue on Steam Deck as well.

TCG Recommended Settings

TDP Limit15
Refresh Rate40
FPS Limit60
GPU ClockDisabled

In our experience, the above-mentioned hardware settings would get you the best Diablo IV gameplay experience on Steam Deck. Hence, we recommend you set the following settings for a balanced performance and battery-saving concept.

Estimated Battery Usage

Temperature75-80 Celcius
TDP15-23 W
Estimated Playtime1-1.5 hours

We recommend playing Diablo IV on Steam Deck while charging. However, if you want to play the game on battery life, then there is no limit to TDP consumption. Even if you have disabled the GPU clock, the battery will drain pretty quickly while playing Diablo IV on Steam Deck. However, we will update the stats after gathering reviews from the community to share their experience.

Final Words

If you are trying to run the game and it gets stuck on a black screen for a while, then we suggest applying these tricks for fixing Steam Deck freezing while gaming. Although restarting the game might do the trick. And that’s about it. If you have any questions, let us know in the comments to suggest how was your experience with Diablo IV on Steam Deck.


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