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Here's how Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 runs on Steam Deck and desktop Linux

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Cyberpunk 2077 2.0 landed recently, and now I've had time to play with it here's a look at how it runs on Steam Deck and desktop Linux after the update. The good news is: it runs out of the box with Proton. My testing has been with Proton Experimental.

Quick tip - want to skip the launcher? Add this as a Steam launch option: --launcher-skip

For the Steam Deck, I've been testing it on SteamOS 3.5 Preview, where it does in fact run quite well. On Low and Medium, it can for the most part stay above 30FPS and a lot of the time when you're not doing explosive action in the open world, it can even stick around 40FPS. However, even on the Low settings, intense open world action will bring it down but Medium with FSR2 keeps it pretty smooth.

To give you a good overview, I ran it through a bunch of benchmarks and captured some gameplay that you can view below:

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For desktop Linux (Kubuntu 23.04) the game will run but there's one current major issue: you will probably get stuck with on-screen gamepad icons. This is a known issue for the 2.0 update. On Windows they say to restart the game, but on Linux that doesn't fix it. To fix it on Linux, you can edit the Cyberpunk2077.exe file which can be found here (depending on where it's installed): .steam/steam/steamapps/common/Cyberpunk 2077/bin/x64/

After backing up your exe, you can run this command on it in terminal to fix it:

echo '2C45C6: EB' | xxd -r - Cyberpunk2077.exe

Testing it myself, this done indeed fix the controls! Credit to this Steam forum post.

As for performance, it seems pretty good. When you consider we're running it through the Proton compatibility layer, it continues to be impressive for such AAA games. On the High details preset, with FSR2 Quality at 2560x1440 I've been seeing above 60FPS and it's really smooth. This is with an AMD Ryzen 5800X + Radeon 6800XT.

Are you jumping in again for 2.0 and the incoming DLC? Or are you about to play it for the first time? Let me know your experiences and thoughts in the comments!

You can buy it on GOG, Humble Store (GOG Key) and Steam. The DLC, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, releases September 26th.

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rustigsmed Sep 26, 2023
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: rustigsmedyeah running well for me Lutris / GOG-Galaxy / GE-Proton8-15 - mesa23.1.7 - although everyone is right with the console buttons - that is annoying. getting good fps 90-100 ultra 6900xt 1440p 5950x no fsr (w/debian VM running in the background).

That's with the new expansion, or just 2.0? 2.0 also was OK for me, before I added Phantom Liberty. That's when it started crashing.

This is with Phantom Liberty/new expansion - (2.0 was ok with the exception of Galaxy wanting to continually update it).
Shmerl Sep 26, 2023
Quoting: rustigsmedThis is with Phantom Liberty/new expansion - (2.0 was ok with the exception of Galaxy wanting to continually update it).

Interesting, I'm running it without using Galaxy and using Wine+esync+vkd3d-proton (nothing else like any extra GE patches and etc.).

So I wonder what exactly is causing the difference. Though I'm using Mesa-main and latest vkd3d-proton master (7900 XTX).

So far I've seen other people also reporting the crash.


Last edited by Shmerl on 26 September 2023 at 5:57 am UTC
rustigsmed Sep 26, 2023
Quoting: Shmerl
Quoting: rustigsmedThis is with Phantom Liberty/new expansion - (2.0 was ok with the exception of Galaxy wanting to continually update it).

Interesting, I'm running it without using Galaxy and using Wine+esync+vkd3d-proton (nothing else like any extra GE patches and etc.).

So I wonder what exactly is causing the difference. Though I'm using Mesa-main and latest vkd3d-proton master (7900 XTX).

So far I've seen other people also reporting the crash.

OK interesting I have gone to launch back in and can't get into the game. So I could initially get in (once) - start a new game commencing at the Expansion, choose new character / background etc. Launch into the world - was working great. I've now had one start into the preload screen and the rest of the attempts not getting anything going. Will report back if I get it going.
Shmerl Sep 26, 2023
Someone found a workaround - delete or disable GameServicesGOG.dll. It helps!
rustigsmed Sep 26, 2023
Quoting: ShmerlSomeone found a workaround - delete or disable GameServicesGOG.dll. It helps!
that hasnt worked for me - will try again later on thanks for the tip - for those looking the file is in Cyberpunk2077/bin/x64
Shmerl Sep 26, 2023
But regardless, I can't even start the expansion. Not sure so far what's wrong. Base game works for me.


Last edited by Shmerl on 26 September 2023 at 7:32 am UTC
kongwak Sep 26, 2023
Quoting: Dahippo1555Its awesome on desktop too.
But still getting Xid31 after while, but way better than right after i started new game.

Sadly I too get the Xid31 error, and the game is still largely unplayable. It seems to be a problem for people with an RTX20xx gpu. As it has been over 3 months with no fix, I suspect that I may not play this game again until I replace my PC.
TheRiddick Sep 27, 2023
The DLC has DRM and will prevent you from playing without GOG Galaxy 2.0.

I used a new tool called Comet which worked a few times but now just errors out as the game calls home and fails.

This might be the end of GOG for me.

Quoting: ShmerlSo far I've seen other people also reporting the crash.

D R M



https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/16syvvr/psa_cyberpunks_phantom_liberty_dlc_has_drm_on_gog/


Last edited by TheRiddick on 27 September 2023 at 11:03 am UTC
Raaben Sep 27, 2023
I'm a little unclear on the Galaxy related crash.. is it happening with the standalone download too? I'm wondering if using Heroic/etc is getting a version from the API that is set up to assume it's running in Galaxy? Not a fan of that if it was so, but I'm hoping it's unintentional vs some weird Galaxy lock-in which would be dumb on many levels.


Last edited by Raaben on 27 September 2023 at 11:12 am UTC
rustigsmed Sep 27, 2023
Quoting: TheRiddickThe DLC has DRM and will prevent you from playing without GOG Galaxy 2.0.

I used a new tool called Comet which worked a few times but now just errors out as the game calls home and fails.

This might be the end of GOG for me.

Quoting: ShmerlSo far I've seen other people also reporting the crash.

D R M



https://www.reddit.com/r/linux_gaming/comments/16syvvr/psa_cyberpunks_phantom_liberty_dlc_has_drm_on_gog/

ehh very disappointing... I've still had the same issue playing from GOG Galaxy 2.0 w/ the game installed via the app (through Lutris).
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