Valve Making Changes To Steam’s Gifting System

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In an attempt to make the system more straightforward and simple, Valve will be making changes to Steam’s gifting system.

These changes will affect the way gifts are resolved if they the recipient declines it, the scheduling of gifts, and the way gift are sent cross-country.

You can view some additional details about the changes down below..

Scheduling Gifts Is Even More Straightforward

Go ahead and buy a gift months in advance and have it delivered to a friend on time, every time.


Declined Gifts Resolve The Way They Should

In the old system, a declined gift would sneak back into the giver’s inventory and remain on their bill. Now, if a recipient already has the title, or just doesn’t want it, they can click decline and the purchase is refunded directly to the gift giver.


Safe Cross-Country Gifting

No more worrying if a Gift to E-mail or Gift to Inventory is going to work for a friend, gifts sent through the new system will always work on the receiver’s account. When there is a large difference in pricing between countries, gifting won’t be available and you’ll know before purchase.