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How to redeem a Steam code

All the steps to redeem your Steam code quickly
Last Updated on July 15, 2024
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The time has come to take your gaming to the next level! A great way to install new games and add-ons is to redeem Steam codes straight into your Steam account. With just a few clicks, you’ll be able to unlock a whole plethora of gaming gems that will elevate your Steam library.

Steam codes are unique keys that allow you to download games straight to your Steam account. To purchase one, all you need to do is browse one of Steam’s authorized sellers. Most of these retailers offer a range of games from AAA titles to indie brands, at fairly decent prices.

If you are looking for a trusted seller, Amazon is always a safe place to start. Just search for the game title you are interested in and make sure you purchase the version labeled “PC Online Game Code – Steam”.

Assuming, you already have your Steam key, let’s see how you go about redeeming it.


Redeem a Steam code

Redeeming your Steam code is a walk in the park. We will show you how to do it in a few steps – you’ll be game ready in no time!

Top tip, this method would also work if you are using Steam on your browser.



Open your game library

Log in to your Steam account and navigate to your game library by clicking the “Library” tab on the top-left part of the Steam window.



Add a game

From here, click on the “ADD A GAME” button which is located on the bottom left of your screen. Next select “Activate a Product on Steam”.



Enter the product code

This will bring up a new pop-up window, where you will need to click “I AGREE” to the Steam Subscriber Agreement. Once that is done you will now be able to enter the product code into the tab.

Copy and paste your product code here and click “Next”. If all goes to plan, your new game should now appear in your Steam library.

Are Steam keys reusable?

In short, no. You can only activate a Steam key once on one specific Steam account. Even though the game is only available on one account, you will be able to play it on different computers – that’s the beauty of Steam. All you have to do is log in to your Steam account on a new computer and download your games library again to access the same games.

If you are hoping to share the game with another Steam user, this is also possible too. To do so requires activating Steam Family Sharing. You can learn how to do this here.

Final Thoughts

So that’s all you need to know to be able to redeem a Steam code. Gone are the bothersome days of taking a trip to the store to purchase the next upcoming game. Thank’s to Steam, buying new games is easier than ever. With just a few clicks, you are able to treat yourself to your next digital challenge.

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