Fallout 4 – Steam Deck Best Settings for Optimal Graphics and Performance

Fallout 4 was proclaimed to be the ‘next generation of open-world’ gaming with a sense of action role-play in a post-apocalyptic world. The game has so many RPG elements to explore, and you get to put stuff together that might aid you in your survival.

While doing all this, you remain lost in the extensiveness of the open world to explore. Although the reviewers say the game does seem unfinished, it is not very well optimized for handheld gaming consoles. Therefore, we have brought you the best settings to run Fallout 4 smoothly with great graphics.

Want to play it on the go? Let’s share the best game settings to play Fallout 4 on Steam Deck. These settings are according to the Fallout 4 game requirements to maintain the most optimal gaming experience.

Fallout 4 Best Settings for Steam Deck

Windows ModeFullscreen
AntialiasingTAA (Best Quality)
Anisotropic Filtering8 Samples
Texture QualityHigh
Shadow QualityMedium
Shadow DistanceMedium
Decal QualityHigh
Lighting QualityHigh
Godrays QualityOFF
Depth of FieldBokeh (Best Quality)
Ambient OcclusionSSAO (High)
Screen Space ReflectionsOFF
Rain OcclusionON
Motion BlueOFF
Lens FlareON
Distant Object DetailHigh
Object Detail FadeHigh

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 settings.

Fallout 4 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 Fallout 4 crashing on Steam Deck. This issue might occur due to Steam Deck overheating or due to varying processing speeds as well.

TCG Recommended Settings

TDP Limit10
Refresh Rate60
FPS Limit60
GPU ClockDisabled

In our experience, the above-mentioned hardware settings would get you the best Fallout 4 gameplay experience on Steam Deck. Hence, we recommend you set the following settings for a balanced performance and battery-saving concept.

Estimated Battery Usage

Temperature64-75 Celcius
TDP11-17 W
Estimated Playtime1.5-2 hours

We recommend playing Fallout 4 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 Fallout 4 on Steam Deck. 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 how your experience was with Fallout 4 on Steam Deck.


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