Mortal Kombat 1 – Steam Deck Best Settings for Smooth Gameplay

Are you ready to bash some skulls in Mortal Kombat 1 on Steam Deck? Here are the best game settings to run Mortal Kombat 1 on Steam Deck.

Mortal Kombat 1 has finally been released, and players are ready to experience the new game modes, fighting styles, and fatalities to rule the new era of fighting. As for the system requirements, the game is capable of running smoothly on the Steam Deck handheld gaming console.

Want to play it on the go? Let’s find out how to play it on the Steam Deck with the best settings.

Mortal Kombat 1 Recommended Game Settings

Video ModeBorderless
Frame Rate60
Half Rate ShadingOFF
Graphics PresetLow
Scaling FilterLinear
Upscaling MethodAMD FSR 2
Upscaling QualityBalanced
Upscaling Sharpness40
System CursorOFF

If you’re looking for a perfect blend of performance quality and better battery life, we recommend following the settings below. The settings will maintain the quality of graphics, allowing you to achieve around 30 to 40 FPS at 720p resolution.

Mortal Kombat 1 Gameplay on Steam Deck

The settings mentioned above will not affect cut scenes in any sense as they are pre-rendered. Hence, for cut scenes, you may get around 50 to 60 FPS, and for the actual gameplay, you can achieve a 30 to 40 FPS range with the above-mentioned settings. However, just like Mortal Kombat 1 lags on PC while multiplayer gaming, it shares the same issue on Steam Deck with a significant drop in frames.

TCG Recommended Settings

TDP Limit19-22 W
Refresh Rate60
FPS Limit45
GPU ClockDisabled

In our experience, the above-mentioned hardware settings would get you the best Mortal Kombat 1 gameplay experience on Steam Deck. Hence we recommend you to set the following settings for a balanced performance and battery saving concept.

Estimated Battery Usage

Temperature75-78 Celcius
Estimated Playtime1.5-2 hours

We recommend playing Mortal Kombat 1 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 Mortal Kombat 1 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 Mortal Kombat 1 on Steam Deck.


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