Manjaro Linux, the distribution based on Arch Linux but with an aim to make it more suitable for less advanced users, has a big new version released with Manjaro 21.1.0.
With this release the major supported desktops have been upgraded with GNOME 40, which sees the Manjaro team tweak the layout used to more closely follow standard GNOME with "some adjustments to reduce the pointer travel for users who prefer using mouse with gnome". However, they also supply a "legacy" layout option too which gives you a different approach if you prefer it.
On the KDE side of things it ships with Plasma 5.22, KDE Frameworks 5.85 and Applications (Gear) 21.08. They also tweaked their theming to be a closer match with the original Breeze theme and a new wallpaper. They also ship with Plasma browser integration sorted out of the box for a better web-browser experience with Plasma. A few other small tweaks were made to the KDE edition like removing the Konversation IRC client in the default set, and adding in the Elisa music player. When it comes to the Xfce edition it ships with Xfce 4.16 with all the improvements from upstream like fractional display scaling.
The installer also saw plenty of improvements including filesystem selection for automatic partitioning and enhanced support for btrfs. Additionally this release ships with Linux Kernel 5.13, while they also offer ISO downloads with a 5.4 LTS kernel to "older hardware" if you need that.
Despite some personal gripes with the way the Manjaro team has conducted themselves in the past, and a rough update here and there - Manjaro is still a pretty good choice for getting setup for gaming on Linux (and everything else).
Learn more and download from the Manjaro website.