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Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition
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How to Remove Letterboxing in Beyond Good and Evil 20th Anniversary Edition on Steam Deck

Black bars begone!

Beyond Good and Evil 20th Anniversary Edition runs great on the Steam Deck, and the handheld can easily play at a locked 60 FPS throughout. There are a few graphical settings to tweak, but some key options like resolution options, or aspect ratio selection are missing. By default, there is letterboxing in the presentation as well, and here is how you can remove that in Beyond Good and Evil 20th Anniversary Edition while playing on the Steam Deck.

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Removing Letterboxing from Beyond Good and Evil 20th Anniversary Edition on Steam Deck

To remove letterboxing from Beyond Good and Evil 20th Anniversary Edition on Steam Deck you need to set the scaling mode to stretch in the Steam Deck’s performance menu.

While playing, hit the three dots button on the right side of your Steam Deck. This will bring up the quick access menu. Select the Performance tab, and scroll down till you see “Scaling Mode”. Set it to Stretch, and you’ll see the image change dynamically.

We tried forcing 720p or 900p externally, but for some reason, the resolution doesn’t apply correctly, and you still have to see letterboxing. This is why, changing the scaling mode to Stretch is the only way to do it.

The remaster clearly has a lot of effort put into it, which makes it all the more weird for no resolution options to be present in the settings. The Steam Deck should be able to handle higher resolutions with downsampling. We really hope that the developers add more options to tweak the in-game settings because currently, it’s very lacking.

If you’re playing on PC instead, make sure to uncap the framerate and set a value higher than 60 FPS if your monitor has a higher refresh rate. The game isn’t demanding at all, which is why it runs so well on the Steam Deck.

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Ali has been writing about video games for the past six years and is always on the lookout for the next indie game to obsess over and recommend to everyone in sight. When he isn't spending an unhealthy amount of time in Slay the Spire, he's probably trying out yet another retro-shooter or playing Dark Souls for the 50th time.