In case you’re in search of the right reward for a fellow gamer, you may’t go unsuitable with gifting a recreation on Steam. Gifting video games was comparatively straightforward, so long as you had an e mail handle, however in the present day you may solely give video games to Steam members who’re in your pals listing.
Regardless that the gifting course of is a bit more restrictive, it’s nonetheless doable to purchase your loved ones and pals video games you recognize they’ll love.
Methods to reward a brand new recreation on Steam
Beforehand, it was doable to ship a recreation to anybody with an e-mail handle, and the message would come with directions on methods to arrange a Steam account and obtain their new buy. Now, you may solely reward new video games to folks that have already got Steam accounts and are in your pals listing.
1. Be sure your buddy has a Steam account
If you wish to purchase somebody a recreation who doesn’t have a Steam account, they’ll need to arrange a brand new account and obtain the Steam shopper.
As soon as they’re arrange, you need to go to the Pals drop-down menu, choose Add a Pal, seek for their username and invite them to change into your buddy. As soon as they settle for your request, you may ship them a recreation.
2. Discover the sport you wish to purchase and add it to your cart
Find the sport you wish to give within the Steam retailer, both straight within the shopper or by way of the net portal, and choose Add to Cart. In case you already personal the sport in query by yourself account, there shall be a notice simply above the purchase choice that claims “Purchase this recreation as a present for a buddy.”
3. Choose Buy as a present
In case you already personal the sport, Buy for myself shall be pale and unresponsive, since you can not personal a number of copies of the identical recreation anymore.
4. Select your recipient
Choose the recipient out of your listing of pals. You may select to schedule the supply at a later time and date if you wish to set it as much as arrive on a delay and be a shock for a specific event.
5. Fill out the custom-made message
Personalize your reward by filling in your buddy’s title and writing a message. This may be something from a easy blissful birthday or blissful holidays to a heartfelt letter or humorous message.
6. Full the acquisition
After personalizing your reward with a notice, press Proceed and you’ll proceed to the common buy display, the place you may proceed as you’ll to purchase a recreation for your self. Then, it’s in your buddy to simply accept the reward. As soon as they add it to their library, you’ll obtain a notification.
Methods to reward a reproduction recreation on Steam
Valve just lately modified Steam’s gifting coverage so as to crack down on key resellers and folks circumventing regional worth variations so you may not buy and maintain onto recreation codes for an indefinite interval. Any residual codes you should still have are nonetheless round, nevertheless, and may nonetheless be given out as earlier than.
1. Beneath the Video games tab within the Steam shopper, choose Handle Presents and Visitor Passes
You’ll solely discover this selection when utilizing the Steam shopper software program so be certain to have that downloaded earlier than in search of this.
2. Choose the duplicate recreation you wish to reward
You probably have duplicate video games which you could reward, they’ll seem within the grid. Choose the sport, then navigate to the proper and click on on the button that reads Ship Present.
On the following web page, you may both reward the sport utilizing the recipient’s e-mail handle or ship it to them straight by way of Steam so long as they’re in your pals listing.
After you have enter the recipient by way of both technique, press Subsequent and proceed from step 5 above.
Give a Steam Pockets code
You may ship a Steam Pockets Code to anybody, so long as you’ve been pals on stream for a minimum of three days. Steam Present Playing cards can be found in values of $5, $10, $25, $50, and $100. Select the quantity you wish to give, then choose your buddy from your mates listing. Full the acquisition, and the quantity will seem in your buddy’s Steam Pockets as quickly as they settle for the reward.