Steam Deck Client Beta: December 19

The latest Steam Deck update for beta and preview channels is now available for download.

To join either channel, users can go through the following path to join the beta. A restart is required after joining either channel and select settings will be reset upon completion.

Settings > System > System Update Channel

The full list of changes follows…

  • Fixed an issue with the library not loading when Family View is enabled
  • Added more buttons to the list of inputs that skip the BPM/Deck start-up animations
Steam Input
  • Added a search tab to the controller layout browser screen. Note: this is in place of the “Your Other Games” tab from the original Big Picture Mode interface and also allows you to search through the results shown on the other tabs.
  • Fixed Regression to Yaw & Roll Combined Sliders – negative contribution from Yaw and/or Roll is now respected
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