Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais mentioned on Twitter that the company has introduced a “new Proton flavor,” which is known as Proton Next. This will be available “whenever there is a new major stable update of Proton to test.” With this new “flavor,” Proton 7.0-5 is now available for testing.

The following titles are now playable with this release:

  • Rift
  • Unravel 2
  • Airborne Kingdom
  • Nancy Drew: Legend of the Crystal Skull
  • Re-Volt
  • Aspire: Ina’s Tale
  • Battle Realms: Zen Edition
  • Deathsmiles II
  • Primal Carnage: Extinction
  • Pico Park Classic Edition
  • Six Ages: Ride Like the Wind
  • Darkstar One
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor Tomb
  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition

Fixes are as follows:

  • Fix Batman: Arkham City GOTY launching in the background on Steam Deck when set to fullscreen.
  • Fix Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered displaying dialog about outdated drivers on AMD systems.
  • Fix Final Fantasy IV (3D Remake) having no audio.
  • Fix Return to Monkey Island not reacting to mouse clicks after a recent game update.
  • Fix upsidedown videos in VRChat and many other games.
  • Fix Call of Duty Black Ops II Zombies and Multiplayer hanging on exit.
  • Fix Bail or Jail crashing when opening the Terms of Serivce.
  • Improve GTA V situation with not loading textures.
  • Fix Red Dead Redemption 2 crashing after a recent game update.
  • Fix Final Fantasy XIV Online launcher functionality after game update.
  • Fix cutscene stutter in Disgaea 5.
  • Fix Thrustmaster HOTAS having non-functional dial in Elite Dangerous.
  • Fix Planet Zoo randomly crashing.
  • Fix SCP: Secret Labratory not being playable after a recent game update (again).
  • Fix Tekken 7 crashing at launch.
  • Fix Armello hanging on exit.
  • Fix Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization freezing after the tutorial.
  • Fix Space Engineers intro video not playing correctly.
  • Fix Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen videos not playing correctly.


  • Implement network video support for VRChat.
  • Update dxvk to v1.10.3-28-ge3daa699.

Selecting Proton Next

More or less the same update back when it was a release candidate. The only differences I’m seeing, as far as additions, are:

  • Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is playable with this release
  • Batman: Arkham City Steam Deck fix has been added to this release
  • several game-specific fixes have been added to this release

Things that have been removed include:

  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2 and ToGather:Island is not on the playable list
  • OpenXR compatibility with Blacktop Hoops is no longer available
  • network video support for The Good Life is no longer present

To use Proton Next, it’s now available in the dropdown menu when selecting what Proton version to use for a game, rather than having to select the release-candidate beta.

See the patch notes on GitHub.