Red Dead Redemption 2 – Steam Deck Best Settings for Optimal Graphics and Performance

Rockstar Games took it all the way back to the era of outlaws and cowboys from the Wild Wild West of 1890s in the Red Dead Redemption 2. By far this game is known to be one of the biggest hits from Rockstar Games after the Grand Theft Auto V and now this game ha brought its influence to the handheld gaming consoles.

Want to play it on the go? Let’s share the best game settings to play Red Dead Redemption 2 on Steam Deck. These settings are according to the Red Dead Redemption 2 game requirements to maintain the most optimal gaming experience.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Settings for Steam Deck

Windows ModeFullscreen
Texture QualityMedium
Anisotropic Filteringx2
Global Illumination QualityLow
Lighting QualityMedium
Shadow QualityMedium
Far Shadow QualityLow
Film GrainOFF
Screen Space Ambient OcclusionMedium
Reflection QualityLow
Mirror QualityLow
Water QualityLow
Volumetrics QualityMedium
Particle QualityMedium
Tessellation QualityLow
Refresh Rate40 Hz
Framerate Limiter40 FPS

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 lower than 720p resolution on medium settings.

Red Dead Redemption 2 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 Red Dead Redemption 2 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 Limit13
Refresh Rate40 Hz
FPS Limit30 FPS
GPU ClockDisabled

In our experience, the above-mentioned hardware settings would get you the best Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay experience on Steam Deck. Hence, we recommend you set the following settings for a balanced performance and battery-saving concept.

Estimated Battery Usage

Temperature70-78 Celcius
TDP6-13 W
Estimated Playtime1.5-2 hours

We recommend playing Red Dead Redemption 2 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 Red Dead Redemption 2 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 to suggest how was your experience with Red Dead Redemption 2 on Steam Deck.


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