Steam Deck Update Adds New Features

Steam Deck Update Adds New Features



Valve has released a new update for both SteamOS and Steam Client, Bringing New Features and Options steam deck in hand pc,  More specifically, the latest update includes the ability to control the fan curve through the OS, allowing smarter and apparently quieter control of the device.  There's also a new option to adjust the in-game refresh rate and Remote Play Together is now fully functional with Steam Deck.

"This feature isn't actually part of the SteamOS 3.2 update (it's a Steam client update), but it's still a big deal, and it's also something we've shipped today," the update from Valve reads in part. .  ,remote play together (The feature that allows a friend to remotely join your game as if they were sitting on a couch next to you) is now fully functional on Steam Deck.  This includes both hosting and attending Remote Play Together sessions."

Greetings!  We just sent updates to SteamOS and the Steam client, bringing refresh rate controls, better fan behavior, Remote Play Together, and more!  Learn more on https://t.co/eRzFwlRNOP pic.twitter.com/DvvqHpvvai26 May 2022

You can check out the actual patch notes for the new SteamOS and Steam client updates, straight from the sourcebelow:

steam client

  • Remote Play Together is now fully functional on the Steam Deck.  Including hosting and attending sports sessions.  Try a supported game and open the Quick Access menu to get started.
  • Added notification when Steam Deck's SSD has less than 2GB of free space left
  • Improved Performance of Night Shift Keyboard Theme
  • Added ability to name controller layout commands
  • Added icons for gamepad and mouse commands shown on in-game virtual menu
  • Unable to connect to hidden wireless networks fixed
  • Added time zone zone for Saskatchewan
  • Additional ability to close a window if a running application has more than one visible
  • Additional ability to switch accounts from the power menu

SteamOS 3.2

An OS-controlled fan curve was added to improve the experience in low usage scenarios, and adjust how the fan reacts to different scenarios and temperatures.

  • The older version of Fan Curve is still available, and can be accessed through Settings > System.  can be enabled in

Added support for changing the in-game screen refresh rate.  The refresh rate will automatically adjust to the desired option as you go in and out of the game.

  • There's a new slider in the Quick Access Menu > Performance tab that allows you to choose a screen refresh rate between 40-60Hz
  • The Framerate Limit slider values ​​will update accordingly, and include either 1:1, 1:2, 1:4, or uncapped framerate options.

Fixed a problem typing the € key using the Steam keyboard

Display HUD now shows more accurate readings of used VRAM (previously used will cap out at 1G)

Added more internal screen resolution options for games to choose from

Fixed gain staging, resulting in greater speaker volume, and removes white noise coming through the 3.5mm jack as with some headphones.

Fixed PipeWire and Steam failing to increase their thread priorities

Fixed the language dropdown in Warframe Launcher

microSD card formatting process now performs a quick format


As mentioned above, the new Steam Deck client and OS updates are now live.  Broadly speaking, the Steam Deck comes in several different versions with the base model running $399 while the most expensive version is $649.  The difference between them is largely in the amount of storage and how fast the said storage is.  It's available to reserve on Valve's website now, though there's a significant wait for them to ship.  you can check out All our previous coverage of Steam Deck right here.

Have you been able to get yourself a Steam Deck yet?  What do you think about the new update?  Tell us in the comments, or feel free to reach out and hit me up on Twitter directly @rollinbishop To talk about all things gaming!

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