Wayfinder, despite being unsupported on the games official page for Steam Deck, can actually be played. But considering the capabilities of the device, there are some tweaks one must make to get it to run decently. Here is a simple and easy setup for the game on the Deck.
Best Steam Deck Settings for Wayfinder
For starters, you will want to turn off motion blur as soon as you can. But here are the settings I went for:
- FSR Set to Quality.
- Textures, Anti-Aliasing, Post Processing and FX Quality settings set to High.
- Resolution Quality set to 100.
- Everything else in the settings can either be medium or low.
Wayfinder should look like this visually:
But despite all of the tweaks I have tested to land on this, the game still has some weird reaction delay. When hitting enemies or opening chests there’s at least a half of a second or full second of a delay before the game registers your actions. Despite that though, the game runs very well. ProtonDB has it listed as Platinum, and after running an expedition, a hunt and roaming in the open world, I can verify it runs pretty well all things considered. It hovered around 35-50+ frames-per-second depending on what was happening. If you want to get a higher and more stable framerate, you can lower some settings like shadows or foliage or alter FSR to performance. But just go in knowing there will be some registration delays while you play. But these are the best Steam Deck settings I could find for Wayfinder to make sure it looks and runs well both docked and undocked.