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Best GTA V Settings For Steam Deck

Check out our guide to find out the best settings for GTA V on Steam Deck.

With the launch of Steam Deck this year, players can conveniently play a plethora of games on a portable console. Several Deck owners are excited to play GTA 5 on their portable consoles. That being said, getting more FPS and fewer frame drops can be a bit of a hassle with a smaller console. But by altering some settings, you can play GTA 5 smoothly on your console. So, check out our guide for the Best GTA V settings for Steam Deck.

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GTA V Best Settings on Steam Deck

As Steam Deck supports GTA 5, it will run the game smoothly without any problems. However, for a smoother experience, Reddit user, u/VanishedMC, shared some settings. These settings allowed the player to run the game in 60FPS while looking pretty great. To change your settings, head over to the Graphics tab on your Settings.
best gta v settings steam deck

Then, try out changing these settings for a smoother gameplay experience:

  • DirectX Version: DirectX11 (lower if needed)
  • Screen Type: Fullscreen (Alternatively, you can choose the Windowed Borderless for maximum FPS)
  • Resolution/Aspect Ratio: Set to native Resolution.
  • FXAA: Off
  • MSAA: Off
  • NVIDIA TXAA: Off
  • VSync: On
  • Population Density: 50%
  • Population Variety: 100%
  • Distance Scaling: Maximum
  • Texture Quality: High
  • Shader Quality: Normal
    Shadow Quality: Normal
  • Reflection Quality: Normal
  • Reflection MSAA: Off
  • Water Quality: Normal
  • Particles Quality: Normal
  • Grass Quality: Normal
  • Soft Shadows: Soft
  • PostFX: High
  • Motion Blur/Depth of Field: According to your preference.
  • Anisotropic Filtering: x2
  • Ambient Occlusion: Normal
  • Tessellation: Normal

As mentioned earlier, you can also run GTA V in higher settings. But that can result in a bit lower FPS. Regardless, we suggest choosing the graphics settings according to your preference.

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That’s everything covered about the best GTA V settings for Steam Deck. If you liked this guide, check out our guide on how to install Epic Games and all Verified games list on Steam Deck right here on Gamer Tweak.