How to get a Premium Steam Account
Want a Fully-Featured Steam Account?
Are you tired of not being able to add friends, leave comments, or initiate chat sessions on the Steam gaming client? Want a Fully-Featured Steam Account? Then you've come to the right place.
Unfortunately, to get a full account on Steam, you will have to spend some money. The good news is, the amount you need to spend is minimal.
Why are some features of Steam not available to me?
Steam limits access to some features of new account as a means of protecting users from those who choose to abuse Steam merely for evil purposes such as spamming and phishing . Spammers and phishers are then reduced in their ability to send irritating invites and chat requests to strangers, which helps to protect legitimate users from annoyance and scams.
1. Activate a retail Steam game
Probably the most common way to upgrade your account to full features is to activate a game you bought in a retail store (your local games store such as GameStop or EB Games , supermarket, mall, etc). When you buy any one of a broad range of games today, it will often come with a Steam activation code . When you install the game, simply enter the code into Steam to activate it. The activation will tie your game to Steam, allowing you to access lots of things, from servers to achievements. Just make sure you check the game out to see whether it does have a Steam activation code before you buy it.
Below are a few games that come with activation codes for Steam.
Games that come with Steam Activation codes
2. Buy a game from the Steam store
The cheapest option (probably)
Your second option in your quest for a fully featured Steam account is to simply buy a game on the Steam store via download. This is one of the cheapest options, as the cheapest games you can buy are often around 99 cents. As soon as you've bought a game on Steam, your account is fully upgraded.
Get a game on the Steam store
- Official Steam Store
Here you can browse all the games available on Steam. There are thousands to choose from.
3. Fund your Steam Wallet
Another fairly cheap option is to fund your Steam wallet . This is when you add money to your account; you can then spend it whenever you choose. The smallest amount you can add is $5, and then you have a premium Steam account.
4. Redeem a Gift or Guest Pass
Your final option is completely free! To you at least. If you have some really generous friends, just ask them to gift you a game on Steam. This will also qualify you for a premium Steam account. All you have to do is redeem the game, and viola! Fully featured account! :) Guess passes are when your friend can let you play a game they just bought on your account for a limited time, to try it out. However the full steam features may only last as long as the gift pass does, so it's probably not your better option.
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