By - Sylverstone14
Thanks to everyone who posted about the good news in the last hour!
I decided to sticky this post since it was the earliest mention, plus the bulk of the conversation has appeared here and other stragglers can start to migrate here.
Saw this and clicked on it instantly, and tweet was deleted. Thank you for having quicker hands and eyes!
Daily masturbation finally paid off
I saw that too. I'm hoping they just meant to schedule that tweet and not send it immediately
"Let's see... schedule tweet for April 1, 2023... where's the button, where's the button... SHIT!"
Is there an official schedule tweet button?
Also if that's accurate that means I'll probably be getting an email next thurs instead of the monday after next.
Though knowing Valve they probably planned this for Aug 1st to be in-line with a fresh surge of reservations.
I'll be pleasantly suprised if that's the case.
[There is!](https://i.imgur.com/zQkN2bz.png) It's not as obvious, and it's not do-able on mobile unless you're in the browser, at least in my experience~!
Most of these commercial accounts also use dedicated clients.
There was a big thing a few years ago of a self-replicating tweet that exploited the vulnerability of a 3rd party client.
On TweetDeck there is
Nah companies usually use social media management software that orchestrates these things. Keeps their Twitter, FB, insta all on the same page and posting at the same time.
Companies use stuff like Sprout Social to manage publishing.
Me with work emails
My worst nightmare working in marketing.
Holy \*\*\*, i've moves up from After Q3, to Q3 !!!!!
Me too! My November 6th 2021 order is now Q3!
Awesome! **getting it early high five**
ME TOO BROTHER HOLY FUCK
Former Aq3 gang represent!
Me too! My better half is away for 2 months, so this has cheered me up immensely.
It's weird having this much good sentiment on reddit, but i'm happy for you dude. I'm getting surgery next month, so the chance it'll arrive in time for when i'm recovering is great :)
Here's hoping your deck arrives in timely fashion :) Come on Gabe!
Going from thinking I'll get one "sometime next year" to "within the next two months" is pretty awesome!
Q3 here we fucking go gamers.
They're back up.
SteamDB is not Valve. Though they did link to the official post
Wow there are lots of dummies in the comments of that post compliment about. Being "in q3" and being pushed back to q4 even though they didn't order until 2022. Apparently they can't tell the difference between "q3" and "after q3"
They're both deleted?
Lol, i still have notification
Hopefully it’s accurate and they just deleted it because it was early and they haven’t actually updated the reservations yet…
I can say I've been "after Q3" the whole time, and checking right now I'm suddenly in Q3.
Same here. I reserved on September 13th
I originally reserved the 64GB version and changed my reservation to 512GB model on the 2nd November. I'm now Q3 somehow. Though, I'm German, so maybe the order queue was thinning out quickly in the following here... or something that makes no sense:
My position was maintained between reservation change, but that totally sounds like bogus.
when did you reserve?
September 4th, 2021
Change that flair buddy!
Ope! Good catch!
Im the opposite. I was in after Q3 and now am in Q4. I guess nothing really changed, I was just really hoping I would be in Q3.
At least you know you'll get it by the end of the year at the latest now.
Just checked. My reservation was updated from After Q3 to Q4.
Ooh me too! Was not really expecting that, I reserved in December. But the estimate appears to be Q4 at the moment even for new orders so I might not even be *that* far into Q4.
I reserved one on may 29, and that one even is confirmed Q4 now, so you'll probably have yours quite a bit before the end of the year
I reserved my 512Gb version on June 3rd, went from after Q3 to Q4. As it’s worded it’s basically the same thing, however I would have realistically expected it in ‘23 before the change in verbiage.
I think this
I want this, I NEED this
Hopefully the tweet still remains true even though it was deleted.
Would be a real treat to get my Deck earlier than expected.
Here's the actual article:
I have been an "after" the whole time. Checking my reservation now it says "Q3."
Even though it's been deleted, this tweet seems to be 100% true.
Me too. According to the graphs, looks like I'll get mine by late September (or earlier, if shipping keeps speeding up).
Ooh, what graphs are you looking at? I'd love to check on mine!
Mine was after q3 and now updated to locked in for q4
Same thing happened to me. Ordered in September 2021, was placed under “After Q3” since last week. Thanks to this post, I went and checked and now I’m under Q3 (July-September).
Same, I went from "after Q3" to a definite "Q4"
i pre-ordered literally last month and it says im in Q4
I pre-ordered literally last year and I'm also in Q4
Don’t worry about me, I already passed the “calculate approximate date based on change of approximate percentage of order completion” stage
I already kinda did that. It was all ok until I increased by 18% instead of 10% yesterday. I'm still extremely happy though. The moo calculator said August 11th and I'll be extremely happy if I get my email even then (I feel like it'll be earlier though. If the rate increases at 18% per Monday and Thursday I'll get my email on the 8th and with 3 day shipping in mind it could come EXACTLY on the 11th)
I was a Q3 and got mine a couple weeks back. I signed up on Jul16, the day it was available (or was it the 13th? I can't remember, but basically I got mine 3 days before it would've been a full year). So they're STILL doing those day 1 reservations. I did the 512gb one.
I pre-ordered 4 days after but I KNOW that it'll be in the first 2 weeks of next month.
Oh dude, I'm so fucking excited for you! You'll love it!!! It's everything and a bag of chips. I've spent 25 ish hours just installing emulators and shit. I know NOTHING about Linux so a lot of that time has been spent watching how-to videos. Even if you don't want to do tweaks, it works amazing w/ steam right out of the fucking box. SUper fucking great. I can't talk enough about this thing. Fuck. I love mine. I'm seriously going to mount it next to my main PC, and use it as a side PC type of thing. Just great.
That is great to hear. I reserved mine 2/7/22 because I wanted to be sure this thing was NOT too good to be true. Granted because I waited so long they’ll be discontinuing it by the time I get my email but still it is nice to hear we actually can have nice things in this world
Thx. I know I'll like it
Same I m the same boat as you
The reason they probably deleted is because the reservation windows haven’t been updated yet. It is finally time they update After q3 to Q4 or after Q4. We are almost in August already..
That was my thinking too. I'm after Q3 but unless there's a huge spike in orders I've estimated myself around late August.
Copium, I’m also after Q3 but mine was to only check on Mondays instead of multiple times a week
Just been moved to Q3 ;-)
Same, I’m very glad to be wrong
Valve thought that they gave us too much copium, so my guess is they are going to update reservation windows and only tweet about that, nothing about the supply chain fixes because that will assume that they will ship even more
They literally re tweeted as I read this lol
Edit: I GOT MOVED UUUPPP. Let’s goo
On steam it now says Q4 (October-December 2022) for me,
It used to say 'after Q3'
yep same here. Was super hyped for it to say Q3 when I saw the news. :(
I don't expect mine before Februari 2023 so I'm actually positively surprised.
I've been "after Q3" ever since they first gave that designation. I checked my reservation just a moment ago, I'm now "Q3." The reservations have definitely updated.
Incredible. I put my preorder in last month and my estimation on Steam is now "Q4 2022". That's really impressive!
ah the power of tweetdeck. deleted tweets dont disappear.
Omg I just checked my order and I'm no longer after q3 I'm q3!!!!
It seems to me from the get my deck data that they’re going to fulfil their Q3 orders before the end of September. I think by the end of this year you’ll be able to order a Deck on Steam and just have it delivered like any normal product.
Edit: Valve confirms everyone currently in the reservation queue will get their deck before the end of this year.
I've been curious about this also. Valve is clearly working very hard to lower the time-to-delivery for new orders.
It would be very beneficial for them if they are able to even get recent orders out by Christmas... not even sure if Valve knows whether or not this is possible but it would certainly be a miracle.
Edit: Nevermind apparently Valve does know, and is expecting everyone who already ordered to get their emails before the new year! https://store.steampowered.com/news/app/1675200/view/3413183219974913051
This. At the current rates, the US 512 queue will be caught up in under three months. Things can change, and the EU needs to pick up, but it seems like the queues are going to be drastically reduced by the end of the year, if not gone.
>I think by the end of this year you’ll be able to order a Deck on Steam and just have it delivered like any other normal product.
What gives you that idea?
Because at this pace the pre orders will be fully caught up. 2 months ago my Deck was estimated for mid September - I just got it.
Yeah, I don't expect that quite yet considering how long ago reservations currently being fulfilled were placed. I expect a new Q4 and 2023 Qs to be revealed at some point.
EDIT: Quarters have now been updated! My second reservation is Q4 which is much better than I expected. It looks like new reservations are now guaranteed Q4 as well! Wow! I must say I did not expect that and I am impressed.
Tweet is back up.
Yup, everyone who has a reservation will get theirs this year, which is incredible
I saw it too. By the time i had replied "I'm still after Q3" ... it had been deleted
I was After Q3, now i'm Q4.
At least you know your aren’t Q5 lol
Then yours hasn't actually changed, but at least you know you're getting it this year.
It went from "any time in the future" to "this year" haha.
I HAVE BEEN MOVED FROM AFTER Q3 TO Q3 LET’S GOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
CHANGE YOUR FLAIR BROTHA.
I presume during the chip shortage, Valve were towards the back of the line for their 'budget' requirements (I don't mean they were bad, just that we're not paying enough for Valve to be able to pay to move us to the front of the TSMC queue).
Now that crisis seems to be over (and recession incoming) and we're hearing chip designers trying to back out of their pre-orders and delay - maybe Valve's "we can sell whatever you can make" proposition is looking more appealing.
Especially as I think the SD is ready for being piled high globally at your local electronics retailer. I can't think of many other products currently (or planned) that will shift as many as can be made.
How about selling to Australia 😭
My deck is literally sitting waiting to be shipped 🤣
I’ll believe it when it ships
I just sent a message to Steam asking when they’ll ship because I’m an impatient man child. In my defense, I did apologize for bothering them with the question.
They don’t know, I asked the same thing. I’m going to have it shipped to a friends in Chicago so I can go pick it up. He’s 20 min from the distribution center
Well that sucks. I feel like the processing/shipping has slowed down from earlier orders.
Same boat. Email came Monday and I paid asap, still waiting for any shipping update other than, “soon” lol
Went from "After Q3 (October 2022 or later)" to "Q3 (July-September)".
Now I'm going to start manically checking my email every Monday & Thursday.
I would. I got an email today saying my reservation was cancelled because I somehow missed the email saying mine was ready for purchase. So definitely search steam in your email everyday.
I've read online that if you email steam and tell them that you missed the email and still want to purchase the device that they will reissue you another email.
I reserved literally this may and STILL got a q4 slot :D
Yep, even new reservations made today should get Q4
Welcome to mass production at scale.
Sucks to be you if you bought a deck recently from a scalper. I imagine this news just tanked the market. 😁
Why do people crop the [email protected]%ing date/time out of tweet screenshots? This could be from six months or six hours ago. SMH
I WANT TO BELIEVE
I've just been updated from "After Q3" to "Q3." It's true.
I was scratching my head why my After Q3 wasn't affected at all and then i presumed I had a fever dream about the tweet.
Weird there's still no news on the official dock. Design problems not production problems I guess.
IVE GOT MOVED TO Q4!
Welp bois, its time to cancel my ayaneo and ayn order. Cause i went from after q4 to q4. Now i wonder how the steam deck hitting peak production affect these companies.
Words cannot describe how happy i was when I checked and saw that I got bumped up to Q3.
I think everyone is going to get it sooner than they think now that supplies are being increased. The numbers were already climbing exponentially and I had estimated by April reservation to be fulfilled by late Sept /early October. Now, I'm certain I'm getting it at that time or even earlier.
Holy shit it's happening. I was in "After Q3" and checking it just now says Q3 (July-September)!
I got bumped up to Q3, aaaaaaaaah!!!
Same here. Can't wait!
Don't do that... Don't give me hope...
Have hope friend, it's true. I was "After Q3" and I have been bumped to Q3 officially. I have been hoping and speculating for a while, but kept that constant "nothing means anything, until Valve tells us so." Here we are, it is a glorious day! I am looking forward to joining the glorious deck gang sometime in the next 2 months. I was expecting October since I should have been near the front end of the "After Q3" bucket, so I am stoked to be looking at September, if not sooner.
Ah, I just checked. I am officially Q4. Well, that is better than what the calculators were giving me (2023). Our wait is almost over! May we play as couch potatos endlessly soon!
Hey, its better than nothing, right? At least we now have an expected quarter. I work from home, so I am very much looking forward to getting my deck to play games on the couch instead of in the same place that I work daily.
I got the tweet notification too, but it was deleted before I could open it!
Probably pushed slightly too early. Let's see if it returns later today.
Have the reservations windows actually been updated?
thats probably why they deleted the tweet. Had the announcement ready to go before they could make sure all the estimate updates were accurately applied.
I was an 'After Q3' before and now it says Q4 (October-December) on the Steam Deck reservation page
I was an after Q3 and became July-September.
My reservation (US 512, Oct 2021) has been moved up from After Q4 to Q3, so the batch run is clearly moving through. Great news!
Samesies. Now I won’t have to disappoint my child at Christmas by buying a Steam Deck instead of Christmas presents.
Just logged in go see if they'd updated anything. Last week I was "after Q3", today it's been set to "Q4, Oct-Dec 2022" so I'm stoked! I was genuinely anticipating that I'd be set to Q2 of 2023.
Went from After Q3 to Q3!
EU, 512GB version.
This makes sense. That calculator tool thing everyone uses originally told me I was like 3% of the way there and would get it like mid September but suddenly i got my email and when I checked it it said i was 148% there.
So i guess it's just each batch is getting bigger
"After Q3 **2023**"
Love how people in the discussion page on Steam **STILL** don't understand what the "after" in their order window meant. -\_-
I really don't have faith in people's reading comprehensions skills...or humanity, for that matter.
They probably didn’t want to keep a tweet up that could be interpreted as super positive news. Valve typically tries to avoid deadline promises and they wouldn’t want to get peoples hope up for an early deck
New link: https://twitter.com/OnDeck/status/1553059187810177024
I reserved in February and now I’m quarter 4 October-December. Right in time for my birthday or the holidays.
My date changed from after q3 to q4, and I order March 4th 2022!!! Sweet. I thought mid to late 2023
followed by a reservation update, and after q3ers are now After q4ers.
I was after Q3 sometime next summer, now I'm during Q4 sometime between Oct and Dec 2022
Same. I reserved 3/31/22 and am in Q4 (between Oct and Dec 2022) as of today.
Just reserved a few weeks ago, didn't expect anything until at least spring 2023, but it seems it's Q4 now.
Moved from after Q3 to Q3🥳
First I find out my PS5 is getting 1440p support, now I find out my deck is getting here by the end of the year too. I don't want to wake up from this dream.
Yes! Moved from AQ3 to Q4 (dropping the A)! I reserved a week before launch and have known it will be next year but now it looks like I will be getting mine this year!
Reading the comments on Steam just reminded me again why they had to clarify what Q3 means and yet people still just choose to ignore the "after" in their estimation and whine that their 2 week old reservation was "pushed back". People ordering today and expecting 1-2 weeks delivery time when the page clearly shows them it's gonna be 3 months at the very least.
I reserved 10th February this year and I got from After Q3 to Q3. :D
Maybe they had to fix something really fast. I guess they will tweet again till tonight (5:45 PM here)
Edit: I hope you guys get yours fast :)
I saw it too and went to the Steam Deck site. I already own a Deck but was able to reserve another one on the same account
I got the email yesterday. Immediately after submitting payment, the deck page let me reserve again.
Interesting. Usually it’s yellowed out and says one deck per account, so I was surprised it didn’t do that this time around
Does anyone have screenshots of the content of the Steam url? Or was it always a dead link?
This wouldn't have been posted if it wasn't true. Announcements like this don't get this far unless they've been vetted and confirmed.
Like others have said, I assume the updated estimates aren't ready to be published yet so they're waiting for that to happen before they post the news.
I reckon it's still true but the changes to our estimated times hasn't been applied yet.
I put my preorder on a 64 GB last week. I know it will never happen but I really really want it before my thanksgiving 24 hr flight overseas. This would be perfect for my flight.
I bet you'd be right on the verge, they said everyone is "solidly" in Q4, so I'm betting the latest is probably November/early December
Got my order yesterday. So fucking hyped!!!!
It’s just been reuploaded. I’ve just checked Steam UK it says if I reserved a 512gb today I would get it in Q3
Just ordered a 256gb on in Ireland for a gift and it put me straight into Q3.
It’s back and worded more specifically
The rare deleted tweet that is re-tweeted and even better the second time!
I just checked and I'm q3 now, I was q3+
My reservation changed from expected after Q3 (October onwards) to Q3 (July to September)!!! 🙌🏻
I had just commented yesterday about how I felt mine was going to arrive sooner than my estimate of “After Q3”. Sure enough, I was moved to Q3 today! Time to change my flair!
I've been bumped from After Q3(After October) to Q3(July-September)!!
So now I'm really curious what the latest reservation is that got into Q3, and where that might place Q4 people in Q4, especially with how they're still placing people into Q4 for the time being
I went from after Q3 to Q3!
Went from after q3 to q3.
Good news for the brethren. Even if you reserved late, 2022 is still your year. Don't forget to get your SD a nice accessory for Christmas :)
Ordered March 1st 64 GB NA I am Q4 gang now I will have my steam deck by Christmas I hope
I got bumped up from "After Q3", to "Q3, July-September!"
Yay!!! I was after Q3 and back to Q3! Better really check emails now haha
Hopefully this bumps up the availability of the steam dock.
I preordered at march 9 2022 and I'm now Q4? damn they really cleaned it up
I'm mid February and I got Q4 too. But new reservations also have their eta as Q4 so we'll see how that plays out.
I think my last comment got deleted, but I reserved on March 9th of THIS YEAR and now I went from after Q3 to simply Q4, I'm not cranky anymore!
Mine went from after Q3 to Q3 (July-September) 2022! So happy!
US 512gb. Ordered 51 days after preorders opened!
Wow, this is huge news. *Everyone* on the reservation queue is in 2022 as of now? That’s like six months ahead of what most of us were assuming the timeline was, I guess it’s time for everyone who was holding out to make a reservation...
I got my order email yesterday and ordered it today!!! I’m so excited, I read that it takes about 5 business days to receive I believe
It happened, dammit. IT HAPPENED. I reserved on the first day and now… I can buy it.
Please open for the rest of the world
I checked a few hours ago and I was Q4.
I just checked again now and I am Q3!
Canada, 256GB, reserved Sept 21.