Another day, another useful update for Valve’s Steam floor laptop. This time, it’s a beta update that allows you to look inside your Deck without opening the device. So, if you’re thinking of hooking up your Steam Deck like a piñata today and hitting it with a big stick to see the good features lurking in there, just grab the copy instead. beta client update. You can opt-in by going to Settings, selecting System, then Steam Update Channels.
Once your Steam Deck is up to date, you’ll be able to check what’s in it by going to Model/Serial Numbers under the Hardware heading in the System menu. In a post on Steam, Valve says the change allows you to check the model and manufacturer of components on your Steam Deck without having to open it. If you really missed everything, the update also let you skip the Deck’s launch movie by pressing B.
Valve gave an example of Steam Deck users using the component inspection tool when they wanted to manage their own replacement or repair of components like thumbsticks. Sounds a bit confusing. The component list will not update if you change parts and reflect what appeared when the Deck was originally put together. Valve also notes that current Steam Deck models are quieter than previous versions thanks to a “engineered foam solution” on the platform.
Steam Deck’s recent beta client updates have been added even longer Custom launch video for Valve’s handheld hardware, tripling the time you have to spend tribute to favorite corners of popular culture. It might be useful now that you can just buy the Steam Deck and the dock no reserve first, so you can save more time. One thing worth noting is that Deck repair center opened, in case you manage to break something while messing around about replacing components.