The Steam Deck has received a useful update to its operating system, improving performance in certain areas of the portable gaming PC interface.
Today room for the Steam Deck client makes significant performance tweaks to the Library and Store, as well as applying a few bugfixes elsewhere.
Valve promises that after the update the store will perform better and be easier to navigate overall.
With the library, the search function has been improved in several ways – including making it more obvious – and the “All Collections” view now benefits from fast scrolling to make it more responsive.
On the bug-fixing side of the equation, the client software updater itself had an annoying crashed error message (one that happened repeatedly), and issues with the GUI aesthetics and success notifications without sound effects have also been fixed.
Review: Helpful changes, and what about Cyberpunk 2077 support?
So it’s not a huge update for the client, but the performance and navigation tweaks to some core software elements seem quite helpful, and the fixes for a few insignificant bugs won’t be a bother either. Valve also applied a few localization updates, to boot.
It was also reported that Cyberpunk 2077 now officially supports the Steam Deck – all of these developments were reported by Wccftech [1, 2] – however, this was only going through unofficial information. Now that the Patch Notes 1.52 were released for this (heavy) Cyberpunk 2077 update, we don’t see any mention of the Steam Deck, so it looks like that’s not the case. Not unless something got left out (or maybe support is coming soon).
There are a huge amount of bugfixes applied with v1.52 though, and some other issues with quests in Cyberpunk 2077 have been smoothed out.
Note that Cyberpunk 2077 is already rated as “playable” by Valve when it comes to the Steam Deck, which is the second-best level of compatibility – meaning it may require some setup for the best experience, and the game doesn’t. has not yet reached Fully Supported “Verified” status (the label for Steam games that work fine out of the box with no modifications required).