Is Diablo 4 Steam Deck compatible?

Diablo 4 on Steam Deck is anything but a hellish experience, and we've got all the details for how get the Blizzard RPG running on Valve's portable PC.

Diablo 4 Steam Deck: Valve handheld with Lilith on screen

Is Diablo 4 Steam Deck compatible? The Diablo 4 Server Slam beta is happening this weekend, and Blizzard’s RPG looks like a ripe pairing for Valve’s portable PC. To save you from any hellish handheld hiccups, we’ve put the role-playing game’s portable playability to the test, and it’s not all doom and gloom.

As the Diablo 4 system requirements highlight, you’ll need to clear a fair amount of storage to contain the world of Sanctuary and more on your device. As such, it’d be wise to equip yourself with the best microSD card for Steam Deck you can, especially if you have the 64GB model.

Diablo 4 Steam Deck: page for game on handheld screen

Is Diablo 4 Steam Deck compatible?

Yes, Diablo 4 is Steam Deck compatible, but you won’t be able to download the RPG from Valve’s storefront. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’ll be appearing there anytime soon, either, as has been the case with previous Blizzard releases.

Instead, you’ll need to install on Steam Deck, and then add the game to your Steam library. Ultimately, the workaround will expand your portable Steam library to include the likes of World of Warcraft, Overwatch 2, and other Blizzard games, so it’s worth taking the time to implement.

As for Diablo 4 Steam Deck performance, the RPG runs relatively smoothly on the portable, but you’ll naturally need to crank down settings. We should hopefully see frame rates on the handheld improve after the beta period, when the Diablo 4 release date rolls around.

An important thing to bear in mind is that Diablo 4 requires an internet connection at all times. So, if you’re planning on taking on the hordes of hell on the go, make sure you have a Wi-Fi connection or hotspot handy.

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To save yourself some technical headaches ahead of the Diablo 4 Sever Slam release date, we’d suggest keeping our Diablo 4 error codes list close by. For tricks and tips on the Diablo 4 Necromancer class and more, we’ve got you covered too.

Check out our best Steam Deck accessories guide to arm yourself with the perfect portable setup, including our picks for the best Steam Deck dock and more.