Return to Darkness on your portable PC as well
Input: Diablo 4 is on the brink of arrival and, as you peruse these words, it may have already graced our gaming screens. However, preceding its official release slated for June 6, the newest addition to Blizzard’s action-packed RPG series entertained hordes of players during extensive beta trials. Even at that early stage, a multitude of individuals pondered the intriguing question – could the formidable Diablo IV find its place on the illustrious Steam Deck? Let us unveil the answer to this compelling inquiry!
Can You Play Diablo IV on Steam Deck?
Playing Diablo IV on Steam Deck may not be an official option due to the game’s absence on Steam. However, when has “official” ever hindered the ambitions of Steam Deck owners? In fact, the alternative method is surprisingly straightforward and hardly troublesome! To enjoy Diablo 4 on your portable PC Steam Machine, the initial step involves installing Blizzard’s Battle.Net client onto your Steam Deck. This can be accomplished by utilizing a handy tool called Lutris (available for download here).
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Alright, to get things rolling, ensure that your Steam Deck is in Desktop Mode. If necessary, feel free to utilize a mouse and keyboard. Next, navigate to All Apps, conduct a search for Lutris, and proceed with the installation process. Once Lutris is successfully installed, it’s time to kickstart the app and dive right in.
Upon installing Battle.Net on your Steam Deck, simply initiate it, log in, and proceed with installing Diablo 4 as you would on a conventional desktop PC. This method serves as the most straightforward approach to running Diablo 4 on Steam Deck, a workaround that garnered popularity during the beta test and is expected to seamlessly function with the complete version of the game. If you wish to avoid entering Desktop mode while launching Battle.Net after installation, conveniently include it as a non-Steam game within your Steam library.
When it comes to the controls, you have the freedom to glide over the touchpad like a nimble mouse or harness the power of gamepad-like controls, akin to those found on consoles, for a truly seamless gaming experience. Luckily, Diablo 4’s PC version extends its support to both options. Get ready to dive in and enjoy the thrill!
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About The Author
Nikola “Nick” Jovanovic
Since May 2022, Nick has served as a Prima Games Staff Writer, bringing his old-school gamer vibes and extensive 25-year expertise in gaming journalism. Hailing from Serbia, he’s our very own micro-influencer! When he’s not cruising the streets of Belgrade, you’ll find him burning rubber in intense races on Gran Turismo or Forza, immersing himself in peculiar JRPG games, or indulging in the world of professional wrestling.
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