Counter-Strike 2 is compatible with the Steam Deck, as confirmed by Valve, which has given the game a ‘playable’ rating on this platform. This means that the game can run on the Steam Deck, but there are specific considerations and limitations that players need to be aware of.
Controller Support Limitations
One of the main limitations of playing Counter-Strike 2 on the Steam Deck is the lack of controller support. This means players cannot use the Steam Deck’s built-in controls, such as the D-pad or thumbsticks, for in-game navigation or gameplay. To play Counter-Strike 2 on the Steam Deck, players are recommended to use external devices like a gaming mouse and keyboard, which can be connected via a Steam Deck dock or Bluetooth.
Screen Size and Text Legibility
Another issue with playing Counter-Strike 2 on the Steam Deck is related to the device’s screen size. The game’s text may be difficult to read on the Steam Deck’s 1280 x 800 screen, which could affect the player’s ability to interact with certain game elements.
Storage Space Requirement
Counter-Strike 2 requires about 85GB of install space, which is a significant portion of the Steam Deck’s storage capacity, especially for the 64GB model. Players may need to consider using a high-capacity microSD card to accommodate the game and other content.