How to Enable Game Rumble on Steam Deck

Game rumble is a controller feedback. If you have a controller that can do haptic feedback then or you want your Steam Deck to have game rumble then you can use the feature to enable it on your device. If you don’t know hot to enable or adjust game rumble on your Steam deck then this article can help you.

The Steam Deck is a handheld gaming hardware created by Valve. The Steam Deck is similar to the Nintendo Switch in that it can be used to play while you’re on the go or by connecting to an external display. Even PC games can be played on this device if they were acquired through the Steam store. Steam Deck users can also add any programs, including non-Steam games and multiple operating systems, and play local multiplayer games or online thanks to the software’s open platform.

Steam Deck Technical Specifications


CPU: Zen 2 4c/8t, 2.4-3.5GHz (up to 448 GFlops FP32)
GPU: 8 RDNA 2 CUs, 1.0-1.6GHz (up to 1.6 TFlops FP32)
APU power: 4-15W

RAM: 16 GB LPDDR5 on-board RAM (5500 MT/s quad 32-bit channels)


64 GB eMMC (PCIe Gen 2 x1)
256 GB NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4 or PCIe Gen 3 x2*)
512 GB high-speed NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3 x4 or PCIe Gen 3 x2*)

Resolution: 1280 x 800px (16:10 aspect ratio)

Display size: 7″ diagonal

Brightness: 400 nits typical

Refresh rate: 60Hz

Touch enabled: Yes

Sensors: Ambient light sensor

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 (support for controllers, accessories and audio)

Wi-Fi: Dual-band Wi-Fi radio, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 2 x 2 MIMO, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Channels: Stereo with embedded DSP for an immersive listening experience

Microphones: Dual microphone array

Headphone / mic jack: 3.5mm stereo headphone / headset jack

Digital: Multichannel audio via DisplayPort over USB-C, standard USB-C, or Bluetooth 5.0

Input: 45W USB Type-C PD3.0 power supply

Battery: 40Whr batteries. 2 – 8 hours of gameplay

microSD: UHS-I supports SD, SDXC and SDHC

External connectivity for controllers & displays: USB-C with DisplayPort 1.4 Alt-mode support; up to 8K @60Hz or 4K @120Hz, USB 3.2 Gen 2

Enabling Game Rumble on Steam Deck Controller

How to Enable Game Rumble on Steam Deck

There are various ways to enable game rumble on your Steam Deck or controller. The following steps below are the ways you can enable rumble.

Using Steam Button

Step 1: Press the Steam button.

Step 2: Select Settings.

Step 3: Select Controller tab.

Step 4: Enable Game Rumble toggle.

Using Quick Access Menu

Step 1: Press the Quick Access Menu button or three dots button.

Step 2: Select the Gear or Cog icon.

Step 3: Go to the controller section.

Step 4: Turn on Game Rumble.

After you enabled game rumble, you can test it by launching or enter games.

Adjust Vibration When Running Rumble

Step 1: Press the Steam button.

Step 2: Select Settings.

Step 3: Select Controller tab.

Step 4: Go to Calibration and Advance Settings.

Step 5: Select Haptics tab.

Step 6: Adjust Haptics intensity.

Disable Gaming Rumbles

When using the Steam Deck, you can hit the three dots button to access the Quick Access menu and turn off force feedback. Then click the gear icon to access Quick Settings. Next, make sure that Steam Haptics and Game Rumble aren’t enabled.

You can also go to Settings after opening the Steam menu. Open the Calibration and Advanced Settings menu by selecting Controller from the Settings menu. Then, disable the Game Rumble and Steam Haptics settings by choosing Haptics Settings on the left side of the screen.

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