April 13, 2024


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Steam Deck: How to easily install the Epic Games Store launcher

I play most of my PC games through Steam, but thanks to Epic’s weekly giveaways over the last two years, I’ve amassed a surprisingly big collection of games that I’d love to be able to play on the Steam Deck, Valve’s new handheld gaming PC. The problem: Epic doesn’t have an official launcher for Linux, and the third-party launcher options that exist on Linux are currently tricky to install.

Thankfully there’s a clever workaround that can get you playing games from your Epic library on the Steam Deck in just a few minutes, with no risk of messing up your SteamOS install. Let’s get into it.

How to install the Epic launcher on the Steam Deck, step-by-step