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The latest game to ride the boomer shooter craze, Warhammer 40K: Boltgun, has finally attained Steam Deck Verification as of today according to its own Steam Page.

Since release, Boltgun was playable but users reported issues from cut-scenes not playing, the Deck not being recognized as a controller, and inconsistent performance issues. While the game has been reported as fully playable since early July, you still had to install Proton 8. No more however, as Boltgun just runs out of the box with no configuration.

Pictured: Boltgun running on Steam Deck post verification.

As I was in the midst of a Boltgun run, I downloaded it to my Deck and sure enough the first cutscene played and the Deck was recognized as a controller. Then I went to my last unlocked mission, Chapter 3 Mission 1, which is filled with lava and tons of enemies. Sure enough, Boltgun maintained a smooth 60fps. Which if you're not familiar with Boomer Shooters, maintaining a smooth 60fps is basically a requirement.

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That said, this is the kind of game that plays better on Mouse and Keyboard. But that's more of a nitpick and doesn't affect it being able to be played On Deck. Simply put: if you've been wanting to spread the word of the Emperor in an ultra-violent fashion on the go now's your chance.

You can buy it on Humble Store and Steam.

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A humble Steam Deck owner and fledgling Linux user in general. I've always been interested in Linux replacing Windows as the primary PC gaming OS. But it was always a mess of frustration, drivers, and not knowing which kernel was best. When SteamOS3 and Steam Deck hit the scene however, I realized the true potential of Linux as a gaming platform.
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StoneColdSpider Jul 25, 2023
w00t!.....

Now I can kill heretic scum on a device I cannot own because Valve still wont sell the Deck to Australians........

What are they scared off???...... Bin Chickens?????


Last edited by StoneColdSpider on 25 July 2023 at 9:55 pm UTC
Purple Library Guy Jul 26, 2023
Quoting: StoneColdSpiderw00t!.....

Now I can kill heretic scum on a device I cannot own because Valve still wont sell the Deck to Australians........

What are they scared off???...... Bin Chickens?????
Cane toads.
jibaycay Jul 26, 2023
QuoteThat said, this is the kind of game that plays better on Mouse and Keyboard.
Ofc, but most fps are totally ok to play with the gyro enabled 🎯
That said, that's a shame it's not even an option on other devices with this game. Luckily for us, the Steam Deck let's the users enable it anyway.
mark348 Jul 26, 2023
Super fun game, I finished it on PC.
Pengling Jul 26, 2023
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Quoting: StoneColdSpiderWhat are they scared off???...... Bin Chickens?????
Quoting: Purple Library GuyCane toads.
And Drop Bears.
StoneColdSpider Jul 26, 2023
Quoting: Pengling
Quoting: StoneColdSpiderWhat are they scared off???...... Bin Chickens?????
Quoting: Purple Library GuyCane toads.
And Drop Bears.
Dont forget the Stick Insect.......
Klaas Jul 26, 2023
It's a wonder that anyone in Australia is still alive.
Pengling Jul 26, 2023
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Quoting: KlaasIt's a wonder that anyone in Australia is still alive.
Come to Australia, you might accidentally get killed!

Really, though, it's crazy that the Steam Deck's still not available there. Unless it actually is and a bunch of kangaroos beat up the delivery guys and stole them all, or something.


Last edited by Pengling on 26 July 2023 at 1:18 pm UTC
Linux_Rocks Jul 26, 2023
Quoting: StoneColdSpiderw00t!.....

Now I can kill heretic scum on a device I cannot own because Valve still wont sell the Deck to Australians........

What are they scared off???...... Bin Chickens?????
Dubya tea eff m8.






lol :P
Klaas Jul 26, 2023
Quoting: PenglingCome to Australia, you might accidentally get killed!
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Excellent song, but now I'm sad that The Axis of Awesome does not exist anymore.
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