How to gift a game on Steam | Tutorial

How to gift a game on Steam

How to gift a game on Steam

Giving is much nicer than receiving, isn’t it? That’s why we would like to show you today how you can give away games on Steam. We’re going to cover two different scenarios. On the one hand, we’ll show you how to gift a game on Steam that you buy directly for the person. On the other hand, we would like to clarify the point whether you can give away games that you have already purchased and have in your own library.

This is how you give a gift to your friends on Steam:

The best way is probably to first go to your friends’ wishlists. There you can see exactly which games are interesting for them. That’s where a gift like this makes the most sense, of course. From the wish list, you can also go directly to the purchase menu, so you don’t have to make a big detour. In our video tutorial, we also went this way. This way you don’t have to think about the Steam gift for a long time and can send a nice gesture directly.

Step-by-step instructions:

So you can buy a game as a gift:

  • Launch Steam
  • Search for the game you want to give away
  • Click on “Add to cart”
  • In the shopping cart, select “Buy as a gift”.
    Select the person from your friends list and click “Continue”
    • Convenient: For people who wish to receive the game, you will find a corresponding note
  • Fill in the greeting message
  • Now complete the normal checkout process
  • Done!

But how is it now if I want to give away a Steam game from the library? Is that possible? The answer is: Unfortunately no. Licenses of games that you have redeemed yourself can unfortunately no longer be transferred. That would certainly be practical, but would certainly also be critical for sales figures in today’s digital age. This way, you are forced to spend a few extra euros, but on the other hand, you also ensure that there will still be companies that can create games in the future. And that’s something you should always keep in mind, no matter how frugal you are.


Video tutorial:

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