Steam Deck might not run Destiny 2, Apex Legends, and more
The Steam Deck may not be able to run Destiny 2 or other popular online games.
This issue is a problem with the Steam Deck’s operating systems, as PC Gamer reported earlier today (July 19). Anti-cheating software will prevent some online games, such as Destiny 2, from properly booting up because the Steam Deck will use Linux-based SteamOS.
PC Gamer points out that this all comes from ProtonDB. ProtonDB claims the Steam Deck will not run Destiny 2, Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Siege and Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds. These are the most popular Steam games right now, and all of them run the risk of not being compatible with the new Steam device.
But there is a big caveat. On the Steam Deck official website, Valve states that the device comes with a new SteamOS, and they are working on improving it. Valve states that they are working with vendors to improve Proton’s game compatibility and anti-cheat support. It is possible that Stream Deck’s OS could be updated to overcome the Linux-based OS barrier.
However, Valve has previously stated that Steam Deck “runs the most recent AAA games.” The new device’s core features include an AMD Zen 2 APU, quad-core Zen 2 CPU at 2.4-3.5GHz, 8 RDNA 2 CCUs at 1 – 1.6GHZ, and 16GB RAM.
The Steam Deck was announced by Valve last week. It allows you to carry (almost) all of your Steam libraries with you on the go. It has a 7-inch 1280×800 touch-enabled LCD screen that refreshes at 60Hz and a battery that can last between 2 and 8 hours, depending on how intense the game is.