Valve Is Making Changes To Steam’s Gifting System



Valve has made a few changes to the way Steam’s gifting system works in an attempt to make the system more straightforward and simple.


The changes will affect the scheduling of gifts, the way gifts are resolved if they are declined by their recipient, as well as the way gifts are sent cross-country.


Here’s more on the changes, as posted over on Steam’s official blog.


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.