Escape from Tarkov (EFT) is one of the prominent names in the world of multiplayer games. Developed and published by BattleState Games, Escape from Tarkov is exclusively available for Microsoft Windows as of now. The game is running in its beta version since July 2017. Due to its realistic graphics and blazing controls, the game is making buzz among users of other platforms. Among the list, Steam Deck users are particularly curious about the compatibility of the game on their platform. Set in the fictional region of Norvinsk, the plot of the game revolves around war between United Security (USEC) and Battle Encounter Assault Regiment (BEAR). If you are also one of the users of Steam Deck, you must be curious about if you can play Escape from Tarkov (EFT) on your console. So, here’s everything you need to know about the same.
Can you play Escape from Tarkov (EFT) on Steam Deck?
There are two things to keep in mind when we talk about the compatibility of Escape from Tarkov (EFT) on the Steam Deck. The first thing is that the game is not officially available on Steam. This means the game cannot be verified as a Steam Deck-compatible title. The second thing that we need to keep in mind is that the game is exclusive to only Windows. This means you cannot expect Linux compatibility from Escape from Tarkov as Steam OS is a Linux-based operating system.
However, you can still try installing Windows on your Steam Deck and then running it through Windows OS. But do keep in mind that installing Windows on your Deck can be a hefty process and will surely take a lot of time. But, once you install Windows, you will have to go to the official website of Escape from Tarkov and download and install the game from there.
Once you do this, the game will be running on your Steam Deck with some tweaks in the settings. For example, you will have to lower the graphics and other resources consuming settings to get a stable FPS. You also need to keep in mind that the game is a CPU-centric title. This means Steam Deck will have difficulties running this heavy title on its current hardware. On this note, we hope that you will be able to run EFT on your Deck. Also, do not forget to visit Androidgram for the latest updates in the world of tech and gaming.