Witcher 3 – Steam Deck Best Settings for Optimal Graphics and Performance

Witcher Wild Hunt gives a whole new meaning to the action role-play game in the vast yet magical open world map that takes ages to cover with the side quests. Geralt of Rivia is our main character, the Witcher possessing mystical powers and using them wisely to progress through the vast and wide map.

This game can take forever to complete and that is why you might wanna try it on handheld gaming consoles like Steam Deck to continue the Witcher’s quest anywhere, anytime.

Want to play it on the go? Let’s share the best game settings to play Witcher 3 on Steam Deck. These settings are according to the Witcher 3 game requirements to maintain the most optimal gaming experience.

Witcher 3 Best Settings for Steam Deck

Screen Space Ambient OcclusionON
Screen Space ReflectionsHigh
Motion BlurOFF
Depth of FieldON
Chromatic AberrattionOFF
Light ShaftsON
Camera Lens EffectON
Background CharactersLow
Shadow QualityMedium
Terrain QualityMedium
Water QualityMedium
Foliage Visibility RangeMedium
Grass DensityMedium
Texture QualityMedium
Detail LevelMedium

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 45 to 60 FPS at 720p resolution on medium settings.

Witcher 3 Wild Hunt 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 Witcher 3 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 Witcher 3 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
TDP11-17 W
Estimated Playtime1.5-2 hours

We recommend playing Witcher 3 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 Witcher 3 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 Witcher 3 on Steam Deck.


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