by Burhanudin Zamri in

Puzzle games are great, especially ones that let you play together with a friend or family member which would eventually result in both of you hating each other. Portal 2 is one such game that does that and Valve is just making it better at ruining friendships.


In tandem with Steam officially launching their Remote Play Together feature, Portal 2 just got a new update that introduces a few fixes and some cool new features including local co-op support for one player using a keyboard and mouse and the other using a controller.

One great thing about Remote Play Together is that it will allow friends to play games together with only needing one person owning the game. I suppose that’s also why local co-op support has been added into Portal 2’s community co-op map queue.

Here are all the patch notes for this update:


  • Fixed an issue where in-game audio caption language would use the system language setting instead of the Steam language setting.

Controller support

  • Improved camera control through Steam Input – the sensitivity scale has changed so you may need to increase your configuration’s sensitivity.
  • Add local coop support for one controller player and one Mouse/Keyboard player.
  • Add local coop support from the community coop map queue. Quickplay is still not supported.
  • Fix XInput related options being hidden when connecting a Steam Input enabled controller using a Gamepad configuration.
  • Fix the challenge mode screen not having enough footer buttons available through Steam Input.
  • Fix several more bugs where the incorrect action set could be set in Steam Input.
  • Fix several cases where having a controller connected but not active would affect the glyphs and settings screen options.

With games like Cuphead and River City Girls only featuring local co-op, it’s really awesome that Steam is launching a feature that allows these games to be played through online multiplayer. Another reason to not use other digital stores.

Byrgenwerth Scholar and occasional writer. Likes well-timed dodges. Dislikes dialogue wheels.
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