The 2022 Game Awards is almost here and Steam wanted to celebrate that with a giveaway of their latest and high-quality steam deck handheld console. As we all know, the biggest Game Awards of the century are about to commence next week. It has gotten everyone mad and excited. The whole gaming community is on their toes to see which of their games win an award. Follow me and I will take you through the steps on entering the giveaway and eligibility.
Why is Steam Having a Giveaway?
They are having the giveaway to celebrate the fact that they are just excited for the coming Game Awards; I mean who’s not? This Steam Deck Giveaway is going to be the highlight of the biggest events of the year for the gaming community.
What is the Giveaway About?
The giveaway is about the upcoming Game Awards. Steam is going to be giving out its highest variant of the Steam deck, which is the 512GB Valve Steam Deck. The giveaway is not like your average giveaway, but this one has a different system. After you have registered, Steam will give out One (1) 512GB Steam Deck to a random person watching the game ward show on Steam every minute.
The Game Awards is on the 8th of December, 2022. Imagine how many Steam Deck Consoles will be given out, Do they maths? The Game Awards event is a 3-hour long event. So, by my calculations, Steam will give away 10,800 units of their 512GB Valve Steam Deck. Wow!, I mean wow! To know about the giveaway, check out the video on the official giveaway page where Geoff Keighley, the host of the Game Awards, explains it all.
The Game Awards Valve Steam Deck Giveaway Eligibility
As we all know, there is always an eligibility policy for all credible giveaways and the Steam Deck giveaway is no exception. This is to ensure that every applicant is a human and to make sure that one does not get multiple entries. Also, it reduces the cost of delivery and it is to target a particular pool of people. I mean, if they regionally capped the giveaway, then… You get my drift. Anyway, let us get on the eligibility list.
1. Regional Egilibility
The Steam Deck giveaway is not worldwide, but they capped it to a small pool of people. So if you are in any of these regions, then you can apply NOW.
- United States (US)
- United Kingdom (UK)
- European Union (EU)
If you are in this region, then you qualify for the giveaway. However, there is a loophole to this. It says that the account must be from any of these regions. So, if you know anyone from these states who has a Steam account and is not interested in the giveaway, then you can get it. But there is something else you should consider when doing it. That is the second thing on the eligibility list.
2. Your Steam Account must not be a Limited account
This is also to ensure that all applicants are humans and not bots and spammers. Wait, Hold On! You don’t know what a limited account is? I Gotcha. Well, a limited account is an account that is not allowed any community or social feature. For your account not to be limited, you have to spend at least $5 on your Steam account. This is to reduce the number of spammers and malicious users using the platform.
3. You must have a purchase on Your Steam Account
If you have made a purchase on your Steam account between the 14th of November, 2021, and the 14th of November, 2022, you can continue to register for the giveaway. Also, for people who want to purchase something now and register for the giveaway, it is not possible. The deadline for that has been passed, only for those who have spent money on their Steam account. They made this to ensure that you are really in the country that you registered as.
Moreso, for those who are thinking of using someone else’s account, you have to be sure that the owner of the account has purchased between those dates.
How To Apply to The Valve Steam Deck Giveaway
The giveaway works like any other giveaway: do everything you are told to do and you might just win a brand new 512GB Steam Deck Console. Now to apply, after you have confirmed that you are eligible, you can go to their official giveaway page. Click on the login to Clain Reward button to apply. Only if you are eligible, so will you register for the giveaway.
However, if you are not eligible, still click on the button because Steam is also giving away an exclusive Steam Pal digital sticker, which is one cool-looking sticker. This is what the sticker looks like.
To make sure that you have a chance of winning a 512GB Steam Deck Console, stream the Game Awards live on Steam TV, which begins at 8 p.m. ET, but I advise you to hop in the stream 30 minutes before. You can also set a reminder for yourself on the giveaway page for better assurance.
I can, with full confidence, say that I have provided my readers with all the information needed to enroll or register for this giveaway.
Are you going to apply to the Steam deck giveaway? After completely reading this article, I am sure you will.
However, if you still have some other questions, I am happy to help you out. Just leave a comment in the comment section below and I will get back to you with a reply.
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