Steam now offering digital gift cards

The Digital Gift Cards can only be sent to the friends that you have added to your friends list. Although physical gift cards have been available for a while, this can be a hassle to send out since you have to wait for regular mail services.

Valve has provided physical Steam gift cards for retailers to sell on for a number of years.

But fret not - as holiday sales approach, you can now top up your friend's Steam Wallet by purchasing a digital gift card.

Steam Gift Cards in the same way as gift certificates and can be redeemed on Steam for the purchase of games, software, hardware, and any other item you can purchase on Steam. If the user accepts the gift, it's added to their Steam library. The new digital cards have some small restrictions.

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You may load the gift card page on the Steam website, or select Store Gift Cards in the Steam client to get started.

Although this also disrupted users who use this method to purchase game in countries where the base cost of a game is gouged, some hope that this update is a step in the right direction to help alleviate these troubles.

As reported by VG247, it isn't the simplest system ever, as you can't just find them by typing them into the search bar, and you can only send them to those on your friends list, but it's a welcome addition nonetheless. Now, a user can purchase the game as a gift and give the other user the option to accept or decline the game.

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