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Is Lost Ark Playable on Steam Deck? – Answered

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Lost Ark is currently one of the most popular games on Steam right now, with hundreds of thousands of players playing it on a daily basis on all available platforms, not just Steam. The natural question that comes up is “Is Lost Ark Playable on Steam Deck?”, and Prima Games is here to provide details regarding this subject to our readers.

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Can you Play Lost Ark on Steam Deck?

It would be rather silly if Lost Ark wasn’t playable on Steam Deck. So, the answer is yes. You can play Lost Ark on Steam Deck, in fact. But it is not as straightforward as you imagine, and there are multiple ways to go around this.

In short, there are three methods to do this:

  1. Straight up install Windows and run it as you would run it on your PC
    This may seem like an easy solution at the start but it drains the battery a lot and it takes a dozen minutes for the game to load. Please be advised that your battery can only take so many charging cycles before it starts seriously deteriorating performance-wise.
  2. Use Steam Remote Play Anywhere
    This one is a stream variant that has obvious downsides of being laggy, having input lag, occupying your PC, etc.
  3. GeForce Now Priority
    This option costs money due to this being a SaaS, but it reportedly provides a battery life that’s more than twice what you would get by running Windows on your Steam Deck. Loading times and responsiveness are good.

Related: All Hidden Achievements in Lost Ark Listed

We want to provide credit to u/happydaddyg from Reddit, who has elaborated on this matter further in a thread where you can get more information on the matter.

We hope that you will find a suitable option for your Steam Deck which you will be happy to use. Thank you for visiting Prima Games, and make sure to check out our Lost Ark and Steam Deck tags below this article!

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Nikola L
Nikola has been a Staff Writer at Prima Games since May 2022. He has been gaming since being able to hold an Amiga 500 joystick on his own, back in the early 90s (when gaming was really good!). Nikola has helped organize dozens of gaming events and tournaments and has been professionally attached to gaming since 2009.