One of the best parts about gaming is playing with your friends. If you are considering picking up a Steam Deck you may be wondering if you will be able to play games with friends on PC or maybe even friends on other consoles like the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

In this article, we are going to take a look at the crossplay abilities of the Steam Deck and let you know whether or not you will still be able to play with friends while playing on your Steam Deck. Let’s jump in.

Steam Deck Cross Play
Source: Valve

Can Steam Deck Cross-Play With PC?

Yes, Steam Deck can cross-play with any PC game played on Steam. The Steam Deck is running the PC versions of the games so you can play with others as if you were playing on your own PC.

This is great as it allows people playing on a portable console to play with their friends who are playing on PC.

Can Steam Deck Cross-Play With Other Consoles?

If the game you are playing on your Steam Deck has cross-play functionality with consoles then you will be able to play cross-play on your Steam Deck. This is great as it allows you to play your favorite games with friends even if they are playing on a different console.

For games like Warzone you will need to flash Windows onto your Steam Deck to get the launcher to run. However, once you have done this you can play non-steam games cross-play with your friends, directly from the Steam Deck.

Ultimately the Steam Deck is a PC, so if the PC version of a game supports cross-play, it will also be supported on the Steam Deck.

Check out this video below breaking down how Warzone runs on the Steam Deck with a Windows flash.

Wrapping Up

So, you can play cross-play on your Steam Deck with other consoles as long as the game support it. If the PC version of a game has cross-play, you will be able to play cross-play with your friends on the Steam Deck.

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