Is Warzone 2 On Steam Deck?

Is Warzone 2 On Steam Deck?
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Tarran Stockton

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25th Nov 2022 17:04

If you're reading this, then you will want to know whether Warzone 2 is on Steam Deck or not, so you can play the game on the go or somewhere other than your computer desk. Warzone 2 was recently released to the world, giving fans of the massive Call of Duty battle royale another version to flock too. So, if you're enjoying Warzone 2 and want to know if you can play it on Valve's one handheld, check out our answer to the question, is Warzone 2 on Steam Deck?

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Is Warzone 2 On Steam Deck?

Is Warzone 2 On Steam Deck?
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Officially, Warzone 2 is not supported by the Steam Deck. You can check this by navigating to the store page, where there's no verification section for "Steam Deck Compatibility" which many other games on the storefront contain. However, while it's not officially supported, there is a complex workaround you can use to get the game running on your Deck. 

For games to work on the Steam Deck, they either need to have Linux support, or Proton support, which is a compatibility layer on the Steam Deck that allows Windows games to work on Linux. Warzone 2 currently doesn't work on either of these, so you will need to do something called dual booting, which essentially means installing Windows on the device and booting it up with Linux. 

It's worth noting that if you do dual boot, you will lose access to some features of the SteamOS. It's also not fully supported yet, even though Valve plans to add dual boot functionality in the upcoming third version of SteamOS.

Due to how difficult and complex the process of installing Windows on a Steam Deck and dual booting can be, we'll just direct you toward a Tom's Hardware guide on how to do it, as they specialise in this sort of stuff. 

That's all for our answer to the question, is Warzone 2 on Steam Deck? Now you know that while it's not officially supported on the device, it's possible to get the game running on it. 

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