Epic won’t support Fortnite on Steam Deck, Tim Sweeney says

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney described the Steam Deck in 2021 as an “amazing move by Valve,” praising it as “an open platform where users are free to install software or their choosing.” But he more recently delivered some bad news for Fortnite fans who hoped to play the battle royale game on Steam Deck, saying that Epic does not have plans to update it for the handheld.

Fortnite isn’t on Steam, but it should still be able to run on the Steam Deck, which despite the moniker is an open-platform handheld that you can do whatever you want with. It’s a small Linux PC, if you want to treat it that way.