Steam Client Update Released

A new Steam client has been released and will be automatically downloaded.

  • Improved preallocation disk space performance when installing or updating content
  • Improved performance of Steam overlay, macOS and Linux web browsers
  • Fixed videos from not starting automatically when browsed to

  • Downloads
    • Fixed downloading for developers on some networks using local content servers

  • Library
    • Fixed some game manuals opening inside of the Steam client instead of in the user's browser.
    • Fixed shelf dropdown rendering from displaying without a background.

  • Server Browser
    • Changes were made to harden the server browser protocol. Gameserver operators and anyone who writes custom clients that speak this protocol (A2S_INFO, S2C_CHALLENGE, etc) can read this post.

  • Steam Chat
    • Fixed Windows issue where voice hotkey may be erroneously triggered if unset
    • Fixed macOS issue preventing setting of voice hotkey when cleared

  • Steam Input
    • Added support for PS5 Controllers to Steam Input including trackpad, gyro, lightbar, and rumble functionality
    • Added a directional swipe mode for use with trackpads and gyro
    • Improved support for games that use raw input for controllers
    • Fixed the Xbox Series X controller showing up as 2 separate controllers
    • Fixed controller input for some games using embedded Chrome

  • Windows
    • Fixed unintentional overlay activation in Apex Legends after returning to the game via alt + tab then pressing shift

  • Linux
    • Updated steam runtime to v0.20201203.1
    • Improved the filtering of available compatibility tools in the game properties dialog
    • Fixed launching of non-Steam games over Proton 5.13 (steam-runtime#287)
    • Fixed games not getting stopped via the 'Stop' button in the client UI (steam-for-linux#7435)
    • Added auto-migration of Steam libraries using the old 'SteamApps' directory casing to 'steamapps' when possible (Proton#4206). Users will be warned if the transition is needed but auto-migration fails.
    • Improved how host LD_LIBRARY_PATH settings are picked up and transformed for the Steam runtime (steam-runtime#274)
    • Improved host LD_LIBRARY_PATH support (steam-runtime#306)
    • Fixed blank UI windows appearing at startup on some systems (steam-for-linux#7450)