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Can you play Honkai Star Rail on Steam Deck?

If you’re hoping to jump into the latest game in the Honkai series, you may be wondering if it’s available on Valve’s handheld PC.

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Is Honkai Star Rail Steam Deck Verified? The brand-new game from the Genshin Impact creators is hoping to get us all on-board for a new turn-based RPG, but for those using Valve’s unique handheld, you may be wondering if you’re allowed to join the experience too.

While the Honkai Star Rail PS5 release date isn’t until later this year, you may be hoping to play a console-like experience on the go with the Steam Deck, so you can meet all the Honkai Star Rail characters and work towards unlocking them all on the Honkai Star Rail tier list. But can you play the RPG game with Valve’s latest creation?

Can you play Honkai Star Rail on Steam Deck?

Honkai Star Rail is available on Steam Deck, but not without some major workarounds. Due to the anti-cheat that HoYo uses for its games, it can’t be played on a Linux system, including the Steam Deck. However, if you’re desperate enough, you can put Windows onto the Steam Deck, allowing you to dual boot.

For that, we recommend checking out the video below from ‘Deck Wizard’ on how to do this. But for many people, Honkai Star Rail isn’t playable on the Steam Deck. The game isn’t on the Steam storefront, so it isn’t marked as Steam Deck Verified officially by Valve.

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So, technically yes, Honkai Star Rail is playable on the Steam Deck, but for an easier portable experience, we recommend playing the game on an iOS or Android device. No matter what you choose to do, check out our guides build guides, such as Honkai Star Rail Bailu, Honkai Star Rail Jing Yuan, and Honkai Star Rail Bronya. You don’t want to enter a fight unprepared.