It’s a well-known fact that nothing beats Duoyi Games’ Gunfire Reborn when it comes to being the best at the rougelite first-person shooter. The game saw its full release in 2021 for Windows, and ever since then, it has been available for all major platforms except for the Nintendo Switch. The game can even be played on the Steam Deck now. However, recently, many players have been reporting about the game crashing on the Deck pretty frequently.
Gunfire Reborn is a Steam Deck Verified title, which means it’s been specifically ported for the Steam Deck. However, even verified titles aren’t immune to issues like crashing. Now, the cause of this could be anything. Crashing as an issue is so common that it’s generally hard to find a sole cause. However, that also means it can be resolved by using certain workarounds. So, without much further ado, continue reading to find out the workarounds for the Gunfire Reborn crashing on the Steam Deck issue.
Gunfire Reborn crashing on Steam Deck: How to fix it?
For now, players will need to try the following workarounds, as official ones aren’t available yet. So, try these and find out if any of them are of help to you.
Use launch option –
One player suggested using a specific launch option, and as such, we suggest you do that. So, head over to your Steam Library, find the game, and click on Options. Now, in the General tab, just type in or copy-paste the following launch option: “PROTON_LOG=1 %command%” and add it to the Launch option textbox. This seems to have worked for a lot of folks, so there’s a good chance it might just work for you too.
Switch to Desktop Mode –
Now, if the previous method didn’t help, you can try switching to Desktop Mode. This one too has helped many in dealing with this issue, so give it a try. And just in case the issue persists, try the next workaround.
Change to another Proton version –
You can also try switching to another Proton version and finding out if that works. Now, you can use Proton 7.0-4, 6.3-8, or Proton GE 7-43. Try any of these, and if that doesn’t help, you can also make use of other Proton versions.
Make sure you have both the Steam Deck and the game updated to their latest versions. Doing so might just help you get rid of this crashing issue. However, if the issue persists, try the next workaround.
You can even use the reinstalling method if none of the aforementioned workarounds seem to work at all. Just delete the game and download it again. Once it’s installed, start the game and check if it still crashes.
For now, this is all we have on this issue. Coincidentally, if you are encountering the same issue in The Division 2 on your Deck, check out this guide. And as always, keep following DigiStatement for more guides and info on Gunfire Reborn and other games in general. Also read: Avatar Frontiers of Pandora Steam Deck Best Settings for High FPS & Low Input Lag