Steam Deck Update lets you skip the opening movie

Valve has released a new Steam Deck Beta update that allows users to skip the opening movie of the device and start playing games right away.

Detailed in a blog post on Steam, the update will only be available if Steam Deck users are signed up to the beta and preview channels, meaning the features are still under testing, but will likely be made generally available soon.

For those who participate, however, pressing the B button during the opening movie now jumps you directly to the main Steam Deck menu, deleting essential seconds from the boot time (or 90 minutes for the user who set Shrek to play as their opening film, below).

The update also added autocorrect for Store and Library search results, support for the Games to Play Together feature, the option to add custom menu icons, and a menu option to view the components in the Steam Deck.

Several quality of life changes were also made as Valve improved the response to changes in the local network connection, removed the “Connect to Steam…” delay when loading an offline game, and improved support for PlayStation controllers from third parties.

A handful of bug fixes have also been made, including an issue where audio would play silently even when the volume was set too high, and a crash caused by having the performance graph enabled in some languages.

The Steam Deck got off to a slow but steady start when it launched in February, but has since picked up the pace after Valve committed to improving production of the device, and customers can now easily purchase a Steam Deck without getting on a waiting list. have to stand.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll be talking about The Witcher all day long.

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