Valve has updated the Steam Deck Preview update branch to bring with it Steam Deck OS 3.4.6 Beta and it's quite an exciting one. It brings an update to the open source Mesa graphics drivers with Mesa 23.1, mainly focused on the Vulkan side of things but DXR Ray Tracing is coming too but not quite ready yet.
Here's what it changes:
- Fixed graphical corruption issues with Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty.
- Ray-Tracing is now available in DOOM Eternal.
- Fixed graphical corruption issues and GPU crashes in several upcoming titles.
A video going over the changes and a quick look at DOOM Eternal with Ray Tracing on Steam Deck:
Fantastic work from Valve and Mesa developers working on this. Amazing to see it actually working in a game on Steam Deck like this.
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