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The Steam 2020 Summer sale hasn't just brought with it a bunch of discounted games, but also a few new and nifty things and features to Steam and the Steam Community(many of which are here to stay!), so we recommend you read through this thread for some general information on all the new things.
Join in on active discussions over there with other community members! You can keep scrolling down on the main Steam Store page and more content will appear
. Road Trip Special:
Get $5 USD off your first purchase totaling $30 USD or more! This is a one-time discount
. (does not apply to gift purchases) Store search page link
. This will bring up an empty search so you can easily use the sidebar to customize a search.
Are you looking for games under a specific price? Use the 'Narrow by Price' feature in a search
The search sidebar has other narrowing features as well. You can narrow by: Operating system, language, number of players, specific features and tags, VR support, wish-listed items, items you already own and ignored items.
Alongside all the discounts, The Points Shop, Community Awards and more, this sale also shipped with it a freshened up UI in a few different places, including Steam Community Profiles and the Edit Profile page. Q:
What happens if I refund 1 or more products in a purchase that I used my discount coupon on? A:
You will be refunded the money you personally spent on the product(s). This means the product price minus the discount coupon.
The coupon is evenly split percentage wise between the games you purchase(because Valve needs to know what to give each developer, they are the ones paying for the coupon discount)
So say if you have a purchase where you applied the discount of 30$ with 2 games costing 15$ each and you refund one of the games: you would get 15$-2.5$=12.5$ and the coupon will still be gone(used).
During the sale you can craft the Summer Road Trip trading card badge.
This badge gives 100 XP per level, and making it will alongside the badge give you 1 Steam Background and 1 Steam Emoticon. For more badge-specific information you can view the SteamCardExchange.net page for the badge
How to acquire trading cards for the badge:
If you do not receive the trading cards that you were supposed to get from a purchase on the Steam Store try to go through your Discovery Queue, many people are getting the cards they were supposed to get from a purchase by doing this.
- Purchase them on the Steam Community Market.
- You can get 1 free card each day of the sale by completing your Discovery Queue each day.
- Crafting any other badge will also reward you with 1 Summer Road Trip trading card.
- For every ~10$ you spend on the Steam Store you will get 1 trading card.
If you want to craft the badge it is recommended to earn the free cards and buy cards from the Community Market. Acquiring them via buying things on the Steam Store is very expensive compared to the other options, and should be looked upon more as a little bonus for buying anything during the sale rather than a method to get a full set of cards.
In The Points Shop you can buy many different Steam Community items, some of which are game-specific, so check for your favourite games!
Everything you buy is permanent and does not go away like it has done in past sales, except for the Summer Golden Profile, which expires after 30 days from the time of purchase.
You can also claim 1 free animated chat sticker each day of the Summer Sale this picture shows where it's located on The Points Shop page
: https://i.imgur.com/vN6twqc.jpg If you are having problems with The Points Shop
(or anything else) when using the desktop client, please try in a browser like Google Chrome or Firefox. A lot of people are having issues with The Points Shop in particular in the client at the moment, hopefully it will be fixed soon.
With Steam Points you can add animated reactions(Awards
) to reviews on the Steam store and user-generated content(Workshop items, guides, screenshots, videos), and participating can earn you profile badges:
At the moment it seems that after a certain number of awards(around 100 maybe) the XP given by the badge is greatly reduced after each award, don't know any specific numbers. See: https://i.imgur.com/XTYTIzJ.png
- Giving an award will give you the Community Patron badge. This badge will keep track of how many awards you've given out, and each time you give an award 10 XP will be added to the badge.
- Receiving an award will give you the Community Contributor badge. This badge will keep track of how many awards you've received, and each time you receive an award 10 XP will be added to the badge.
Alongside this: giving an award will also give the person you gave the reward too a set amount of Steam Points after a set amount of time, and receiving an award will give you a set amount of Steam Points after a set amount of time. Specific point amounts and days to receive them is different depending on if it was an award you gave or received, and what type of content the award was given to. Q:
How do I gain points? A:
Specific amounts are different for every currency, but give or take a few points: every $1 USD you spend on the Steam Store will give you 100 points to use in The Points Shop. Q: When does The Points Shop close?
A: The Points Shop isn't closing! It's going to stay all-year.
Q: Will items I buy expire?
A: No! Everything except for the Golden Profile is yours to permanently keep.
Q: Why do I have points from before?
A: All purchases you've made after the 2020 Lunar New Year sale ended has been tallied up and added to your account. For more information you can view your points history.
Q: Will new things be added to The Points Shop?
A: Yes, new things that you can buy from The Points Shop will be added over time, exactly when we do not know.
Q: Can I sell or trade items I buy from The Points Shop?
A: No, any items you buy from The Points Shop are bound to your account and cannot be traded, sold or otherwise transferred.
Q: Do I get points from buying a gift?
A: Yes, gifts give points to the purchaser of the gift. Any purchase on the Steam Store counts.
Subreddit Meta Please don't submit low-effort posts, or old/generic memes.
- General questions and conversations about the 2020 Summer Sale should only be posted here. We will be removing posts that the moderators deem fit for the megathread.
- All individual threads about "should I buy this game" or other low-effort game advice posts will be removed and be redirected to this thread.
- If you are not posting something unique, please do not post. There are a multitude of subreddits that would rather have your dank memes, or generic GabeN posts.
- Yes, Steam's server are under high load and might cause glitches or go down. Please don't post about it.
Support Issues We will maintain the support megathread as a sticky. If you have issues with Steam or a game, post them there.
Post your issues in the monthly support thread.
Beware of scams! During the sale(...and literally any other time) be vigilant of scams!
Want a tip on how to get wallet funds on Steam? Pay for it. There is no such thing as free wallet funds or free game codes. Never login to a 3rd party site if it asks for your password and authenticator code. If someone adds you as a friend and sends you a website or says they are from Steam/Valve or says you've been reported, they need to check your items, etc., block and report them. No Valve employee will ever speak to you directly through chat, they will only talk to you via a support ticket, and there's no such thing as a Steam Admin.
Secure your account and educate yourself on scams!
Is your account hijacked? Read this.
If it sounds too good to be true... it's because it is.
Steam General Sale FAQ Q1: When does the sale end?
A: The 2020 Steam Summer Sale ends on 2020 July 9 at 10AM PST. Click here to convert it to your time.
Q2: Why are my downloads so slow?
A: There is severe load under Steam's servers, both store and content servers. Just give it some time, and try again later. Also, don't forget to check the server status on the sidebar. If you're having these issues at the very start or very end of the sale it is par for the course as the store and product pages are transitioning over for the sale, and as the servers are being bombarded by loads and requests by users. Try to clear the download cache.
If you consistently have issues please post in the support thread or use this Steam Guide for information and as a troubleshooting tool.
Q3: The store doesn't load, only my library works, images are broken, weird blue text, etc
A: The store not loading at the start and end of the sale is normal, and relatively slower load times is also normal, but if this is consistently happening try to clear the Steam browser cache and cookies.
If this doesn't work you can post in the support thread or use this Steam Guide for information and as a troubleshooting tool.
Q4: I'm new to Steam! Where do I begin?
A: Welcome! Please read our Welcome to Steam page in our Wiki.
Q5: Are the prices consistent throughout the sale?
A: Yes, sale prices will remain the same throughout the sale.
Q6: Can I share games that I bought with family or friends?
A: Yes, you can do this through Steam Family Share. Keep in mind that games that you have bought are tied to your account. They cannot be transferred or exchanged between accounts.
You may also want to check out Steam Remote Play and Steam Remote Play Together.
Q7: I can't gift a friend because of regional price differences, what do I do?
A: You can send your a friend a Digital Gift Card via Steam instead, you can do that from here.
You can also gift games via a different, trusted and verified re-seller, like HumbleBundle.
Here is our full list of safe sites to buy Steam keys from.
Q8: Can games be cheaper on other sites during the sale? What sites should I check?
A: Yes, games can be cheaper on other sites during the Steam Sale. Here is our list of safe sites to buy Steam keys from. There are many sites that sell Steam keys that practice in shady business, we recommend you only use the sites listed in that wiki page. For more information regarding key re-sellers please read this wiki page.
Q9: My Wallet/Gift Card code is damaged and I can't redeem it! What do I do?
A: If your Wallet/Gift Card code is damaged, or otherwise can't be redeemed you need to contact Steam Support with a picture of the card.
Please note: If your code is printed directly on a receipt, Steam Support is unable to assist you, you'll need to return to the store you purchased it from for help.
Q10: I don't like the game I purchased or a game I purchased a few days ago is cheaper now, can I refund it?
A: Yes, you can refund games on Steam, even if you bought a game a few days ago and you wan't to re-purchase it during the sale to get it for less.
To refund a game you cannot have more than 2 hours of playtime in it, and you cannot have owned it for longer than 14 days.
Please note: Approved refunds can take up to 7 days to appear in your account. If your refund hasn’t appeared after 7 days, please contact your bank directly and ask about pending funds on your account.
- If you have played game for more than 2 hours, regardless of how long you've owned it, you are no longer within your right to a refund.
- If you have owned a game for more than 14 days, regardless of playtime, you are no longer within your right to a refund.
For more information on Steam Refunds: Steam Refund terms -- Common Refund Questions -- How To Request A Refund.
A few related Subreddits you might find useful: /SteamDeals
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Enjoy the sale everyone!