Steam Deck users are curious as to whether or not they will be able to play Overwatch 2 from the convenience of their console as the game is free-to-play on practically every console and the cross-platform component allows players to join their friends in matches with minimal restrictions.
There is a version of Overwatch 2 that can be played on Steam Deck, but if you aren’t very adept with technology, the procedure can be difficult to navigate. Even if getting into the game isn’t as easy as just downloading it and playing it, there is still a method to play it. Continue reading if you are interested in learning how to play Overwatch 2 on your Steam Deck.
Instructions on How to Play Overwatch 2 on Steam Deck
If you want to play Overwatch 2 on Steam Deck, go into the settings and make sure the console is set to “Desktop Mode.” The Battle.net launcher may be downloaded from the Blizzard website, which can be accessed from this page.
After you have completed these steps, you will need to return to Steam, pick the “Add a non-Steam Game to my Library” option, and then locate the executable file for Battle.net. You’ll need to go a bit deeper into the folders after this file has been added to your collection since there is more to discover there.
To change the compatibility settings, select the file, right-click it, select “Properties,” and then select “Compatibility.” Select “Force use of Specific Steam Play Compatibility Tool” after you’ve reached this point in the menu.
After you have completed these steps, navigate back to the ‘Add a Non-Steam Game to My Library’ menu option and pick the file directory /home/deck/.local/share/Steam/steamapps/compact data. Next, select the recently edited folder, which will be the folder that you have been modifying. After that, navigate to the PFX folder using the menu on this screen, and then find the Battle.net folder once you’re inside.
If you add it to your Steam library, you will be able to launch Overwatch 2 directly from the Steam Deck, regardless of where you are located. You will have access to both the Steam library as well as the Blizzard Launcher library after the Blizzard Launcher has been installed on your device.
Overwatch 2 is currently available for purchase on a variety of platforms, including PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch.