Is Helldivers 2 Steam Deck compatible?

This twin stick shooter seems ideal for the Steam Deck, but history suggests it may not earn a verified rating for Valve's handheld.

Helldivers 2 Steam Deck compatability

Is Helldivers 2 Steam Deck compatible? If you’re keen to take on hordes of alien hostiles with excellent twin-stick shooter gameplay, Helldivers 2 is the game for you. If you’d like to complete this game on your Steam Deck, however, it may not be quite so fun, based on the current lack of an official rating.

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Is Helldivers 2 Steam Deck compatible?

Helldivers 2 does not yet have a Steam Deck rating even though the game is now out and available to buy. 

The original Helldivers currently holds a playable rating for the Steam Deck, but this is only down to the game sometimes showing non-Steam Deck icons.

This would potentially be an easy fix both for the original game and for Helldivers 2. However, that doesn’t mean it’s a priority for the developer. I would love for Helldivers 2 to get a verified rating, and it could be that with the Steam Deck OLED release late last year, more developers will take an interest in their games being verified.

We thought it would be likely that Helldivers 2 could launch as ‘playable’ we’re still waiting for confirmation, which is a rarity for new releases. Based on what we know about the hardware demands of Helldivers 2, I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t perform well on the Steam Deck and you can boot it using compatibility tools but performance isn’t ideal.

There is sometimes concern that as games become more demanding, the current AMD APU in the Steam Deck will start to struggle with performance, but I feel we’re still a few years away from that being the case.

If you’re looking for inspiration, check out the best Steam Deck games we’ve played so far, with each game earning Valve’s highest possible ratings.