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Love the look of Windows 11? Now you can bring it to Steam with an unofficial patch.

Steam Windows 11 Patch
Steam Windows 11 Patch (Image credit: purogamer via GitHub)

What you need to know

  • A patch is available that gives Steam a refreshed look inspired by Windows 11.
  • To use the patch, you have to download the Metro for Steam skin.
  • After installing the patch, Steam will have new icons, a redesigned download section, and an overlay with new icons.

Windows 11 has a fresh design that many people enjoy. Instead of waiting for Steam to update to match the design language of Windows 11, you can use a patch to give the gaming app a new look. A Reddit user by the name of "elpurogamer" shared an image of the patch in action and instructions on how to download it.

In order to use the patch, you have to download the Metro for Steam skin. You then have to swap some files around to achieve the new look illustrated in the post.

The maker of the patch shares instructions on how to make it work on GitHub:

  • Download Metro for Steam 4.4 from official website https://metroforsteam.com/ and Download Inter Font from Google Fonts and install it.
  • Unzip and drag it in the \Steam\Skins\ folder found in the Steam folder, if it does not exist create it.
  • Download the latest release of Unofficial Windows 11 Patch for Metro for Steam 4.4
  • Unzip and replace the files in the folder Steam\skins\metro-for-steam-4.4\
  • After these [steps] you must start steam, go to settings, select interface and in this panel you have to choose metro-for-steam-4.4.
  • Finally restart [Steam] and voila!

This is the first release of the patch, so you may run into some bugs.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

9 Comments
  • One man's gorgeous ...
  • Forget about Windows, what needs a serious visual and UI/X rework is Steam. It's not 2005 anymore.
  • They already have, they redesigned both the entire library and chat from scratch just a couple years back and the store also has some new design bits scattered throughout it
  • Somehow it hasn't changed the experience enough, it's not a modern UI. It's just a coat of paint.
  • Yer Steam is an overly “busy” UI mess
  • Steam looks old
  • Remove this article, not original work. all credits should go to rightful creators.
  • They literally gave credits in the article. Your comment is silly, if you can’t reference anything then there would be no “news”
  • Then obviously you don’t know where all the resources came from used in the files and screenshots