The latest installment in the Xenoblade series, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, is out now. The game has been performing well in terms of sales and critical reception and is a great experience to enjoy on a handheld console. And as a response to that, we have many Steam Deck owners who want to know if they can play Xenoblade Chronicles 3 on Steam Deck. 

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In this article, we will answer the question – can you play Xenoblade Chronicles 3 on Steam Deck while exploring more on the recent leaks and modded version of the game?  

Can You Play Xenoblade Chronicles 3 on Steam Deck?

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While not officially and legally. But, yeah! You can play Xenoblade Chronicles 3 on Valve’s Steam Deck platform using the modded version of the leaked ROM file that appeared on the internet. 

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If you didn’t know, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 leaked a week ahead of its official release. The game was not only sold for more than 60 USD, it also had been modded to run on the Steam Deck. The catch is that Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is a Nintendo Switch-exclusive game. 

And because of the leaks, the game not only came into the hands of many players before the official release. Some even modded it to run on a platform—on which it wasn’t intended to run. 

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Sadly, at the time of writing this article, most of the places from where players could download the modded version of Xenoblade Chronicles 3 on their Steam Deck have been removed by Nintendo. There are still some Reddit Posts that have the working download link. But we cannot share that here. 

The Youtuber SomeordinaryGamers, aka Mutahar, shared a picture of him playing Xenoblade Chronicles 3 on his Steam Deck. 

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So, what are your thoughts on this matter? Do you think Xenoblade Chronicles 3 should get an official Steam Deck launch? Tell us in the comments. 

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is currently available on the Nintendo Switch platform. 

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