Phil Hayton >Updated Sep 21, 2022 at 11:31 ET >Gaming hardwareValveGenshin Impact is not currently available on Steam Deck, but a Valve GGS trailer suggests it might be. Although the official SteamOS support for handheld gaming PCs is not yet available, the presence of the RPG in promotional materials suggests that official SteamOS support might be coming soon.
The Steam Deck Genshin Impact compatibility tip was shared by YouTube channel Komodo. It can be found in just a few seconds of Valve TGS-2022 footage. Although the promotional material does not explicitly list open-world anime romps as playable, it does include a link to them. Bar_Har posted a Reddit comment that highlights a Deck in the video, which proudly displays the RPG's storefront artwork. It is accompanied by handheld friends who display other compatible games such as Control, Minecraft, Death Stranding, and Control.
Does this mean that Genshin Impact will soon be able to get official Steam Deck support? It will need to be released on Valve's website for this to happen. The Epic Game Store is the best place to get the free RPG at the moment. Or, you can use the official launcher. Although compatibility has been shown in the TGS trailer, it is not a guarantee of future SteamOS support.
The Deck can technically run any rig that would work on a regular rig. However, Genshin Impact on Steam Deck has some limitations. You'll need to disable the built-in anti-cheat mechanisms - this could lead to an account ban.
Popular role-playing game Mihoyo could be a big hit on the Valve handheld. It's best to wait until official support arrives before you attempt to play the free-toplay adventure on the move.