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Is Enshrouded playable on Steam Deck? Answered

Can I enter the Shroud on Steam Deck?

Steam Deck is one of the best ways to enjoy gaming which is why you’re here wondering if Enshrouded works on the device. Well, let’s not waste any time — here’s your answer to if Enshrouded works on Steam Deck.

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Does Enshrouded work on Steam Deck?

After downloading and booting up Enshrouded on Steam Deck to see if it works for myself, I can confirm that Enshrouded does work on Steam Deck.

Related: Does Enshrouded have a creative mode?

Currently, Enshrouded has an “unknown” status listed for its Steam Deck compatibility. Usually, games listed as unknown or unsupported don’t work on Steam Deck, games listed as playable work on Steam Deck but have a few wonky features, and games listed as playable are fully supported and work great. In the case of Enshrouded, it runs on Steam Deck, but the graphics (and battery life) suffer.

When will Enshrouded be playable on Steam Deck?

Right now, you can play Enshrouded on Steam Deck, but it’s not optimized. The controls work and the frames hover around 60, but the graphics take a severe dip because Enshrouded has technical systems. Keen Games, the developers of the game, are working on porting the game to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S, so the devs could be working on getting it Steam Deck verified.

Fair warning: when booting up Enshrouded on Steam Deck, you’ll likely be met with a black screen that lasts upwards of 10 seconds. Because of this, I thought Enshrouded didn’t work on Steam Deck the first time I tried it. Be patient and you’ll get in. Also, you don’t have to mess with the Steam Deck force compatibility tool, but if you run into problems, I suggest trying to run Enshrouded with Proton Experimental. Here is how to do that:

  • Go to Enshrouded
  • Press Settings (or the cog icon on the right)
  • Select Properties
  • Select the Compatibility tab
  • Check “Force the use of a specific Steam Play compatibility tool”
  • Select Proton Experimental from the drop-down menu
  • Launch Enshrouded and wait to see if it runs

For the vast majority of my time with Enshrouded, I enjoyed it on PC with friends. In fact, if you want to learn all about co-op in Enshrouded, we have a handy guide for you.


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Noah Nelson
From his early days of blog-style music, movie, and game reviews to working as the Esports Writer at Coastline Community College, Noah Nelson now works fulltime as a Staff Writer for Attack of the Fanboy and PC Invasion. He has been helping gamers everywhere with Destiny 2 god rolls, Warzone 2 DMZ missions, and collectibles in any indie game for over a year and a half. His Bachelor's Degree in English Rhetoric and Composition with a minor in Journalism from CSULB has shaped him to be a strong writer and editor. His fondest gaming memory is playing Sly Cooper 2 after begging his mom (for hours) to play it before his birthday and he still cries myself to sleep remembering the time he accidentally saved over his 99% completion save file in Kingdom Hearts 2.