Is Tekken 8 on Steam Deck?

Joel Loynds
Tekken 8 character art over a Steam Deck

Tekken 8 is the latest game in the legendary Tekken series featuring cutting-edge graphics. This begs the question of whether or not the game will make its way to the Steam Deck.

With 2023 being a packed year for fighting games, a lot of the questions from PC players surround the Steam Deck and how it fairs when it comes to other handheld devices such as the Nintendo Switch.

Will you be able to grind out ranks on the go? Or is Tekken throwing the idea of another portable game into a volcano?

With that in mind, here’s everything we know about whether or not Tekken 8 is playable on the Steam Deck.

Can you play Tekken 8 on the Steam Deck?

Azucena the new character in Tekken 8

Tekken 8 is playable on the Steam Deck, but the next installment of the iconic fighting game series hasn’t yet been checked for compatibility by Valve.

Tkken’s latest entry hasn’t yet been through Valve’s somewhat vigorous verification process for the Steam Deck. This isn’t surprising, with many games on the Steam platform not receiving a “verified” or “playable” commendation until days after launch.

The Tekken 8 PC requirements state that you’ll need 100GB of install space before taking on the next King of Iron Fist Tournament. We recommend picking up one of the best microSD cards for Steam Deck, especially if you’re still using one of the older LCD models.

When the CNT was available for Tekken 8, some fans tested the game’s performance on the Steam Deck. At the time, Tekken 8 looked to be running out of the box with Proton.

Similarly, to run Tekken 8 on your Steam Deck you have to use Proton again as you must first force compatibility for the Proton Hotfix, which will download when you start the game next. You can straight away jump into the game from here on out and configure the graphics settings as you please.

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