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Shadows of Doubt steam deck – best settings and performance

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Are you ready to get sleuthing? Then grab your magnifying glass, your pipe and hat and let’s go. Sleuthing is always fun, but on mobile it might even be better. So let’s look at the best settings and performance so that you can play the Shadows of Doubt steam deck version.

While the game is said to be playable on the Steam Deck, some players may encounter performance issues. Thankfully, we have some tips that can help you get the best performance out of the game.

Let’s find out how all about the best way to configure Shadows of Doubt to run on Steam Deck.

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Best settings and performance for Shadows of Doubt on Steam Deck

Shadows of Doubt can run up to 60 FPS when you are indoors, but when going outdoors, the frame rate may dip considerably. To achieve a smoother experience, we recommended capping the FPS at 45 with FSR at 0. This will not only improve the game’s performance but also enhance your overall gaming experience.

In terms of graphics settings, we would recommend lowering the resolution to 800×500, while also setting FSR at sharpness 0. Additionally, all graphics settings should be set to the lowest, except for rain on medium can improve both performance and battery life. But you should definitely play around with it a bit and see what results you get.

A recent August patch has also improved the loading a lot, so if you had tried before and had issues, it is worth giving it a try and making sure Shadows of Doubt has been updated. Another issue players may encounter is the difficulty in controlling the investigation board with the standard controller layout. To better control the game, we suggest switching to a community layout that includes the trackpad. This will make it easier for you to navigate the game and control your character.

It is worth noting that players should expect around 2 1/2 to 3 hours of battery life from a full charge. Additionally, the game’s text may be hard to read due to handwriting, so pay close attention when reading important dialogue.

Lastly, the game defaults to a controller layout, but it can be configured to use a keyboard and mouse in the settings. You can either toggle it or set it to auto switch, but you need to be using a mouse layout before you can change it. 

That’s all for our guide on the best settings and performance for Shadows of Doubt on Steam Deck. Feel free to take a look at our Shadows of Doubt review. Also, here’s a new guide where we explain all there is about Redfall grave locks