The Steam Deck just got even better with the latest client update, which brings Valve’s local transfers feature out of beta and into the hands of all users.
If you’re not familiar with local transfers, it’s a game-changer for anyone who owns multiple devices and wants to avoid the hassle of downloading games on each one separately.
Basically, local transfers let you transfer game installs between your PC and Steam Deck over a local network, saving you time and bandwidth.
It also works seamlessly between two Steam Decks or two PCs, so you can easily share games with friends or family members on the same network.
The biggest benefit of local transfers is the faster download speeds.
Even with an Ethernet-connected PC, the download speed on Steam is limited.
However, with local transfers, you can enjoy speeds of up to 100MB/s with higher-end connections and hardware.
This means you can get your games up and running on your Steam Deck in no time, without having to wait for long download times.
In addition to local transfers, the latest client update also includes several smaller additions and fixes to SteamOS, Steam Input, and the Deck’s desktop mode.
It’s clear that Valve is committed to continuously improving the Steam Deck and delivering the best possible gaming experience to users.
If you’re a Steam Deck owner, we highly recommend giving local transfers a try.
It’s a simple and effective way to save time and enjoy faster downloads.
And if you don’t already own a Steam Deck, this feature might just be the thing that convinces you to make the purchase!