‘What is my Steam Wallet?’: How to add funds to your Steam Wallet to purchase games on Steam

You can use a gift card or code to add funds to your Steam Wallet to buy PC games.

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You can use a gift card or code to add funds to your Steam Wallet to buy PC games.
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  • Steam Wallet is a digital-banking tool used by Steam to allow users to add funds to their Steam account.
  • Steam Wallet allows users to purchase games with funds in their accounts instead of directly using their credit or debit card.
  • In select games, you can also use funds in Steam Wallet to make in-game purchases.
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Steam is one of the largest digital distribution platforms in terms of the PC gaming sector. If you are a PC gamer, there is a high probability you have Steam downloaded on your computer. Aside from housing a large number of digital games, Steam allows you to purchase games directly through the application, or enter codes that you purchased through a third-party company.

You can also enter your personal card information in your Steam Wallet, or add funds directly to it. Essentially, Steam Wallet is a digital bank of sorts, allowing users to add funds to their Steam Account, which in turn, can be used to purchase games available on Steam. Steam Wallet Codes can also be used to pre-purchase a select number of funds to add to your account.

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How to add funds to your Steam Wallet

1. Launch the Steam app on your Mac or PC.

2. On the right-hand corner of the screen, click your Steam profile username and then click on “Account details.”

Clicking your Steam username will also show your current Steam Wallet balance; it’ll be located next to your Steam username on the right side.

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Clicking your Steam username will also show your current Steam Wallet balance; it’ll be located next to your Steam username on the right side.
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3. Once you are in “Account details” move your cursor over to “Store & Purchase History” just below the headline, click the button that says “Add funds to your Steam Wallet.”

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Click on “Add Funds to your Steam Wallet,” and it will direct you to a new page.
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4. Choose the number of funds you wish to add to your Steam Wallet.

You can add between $5 and $100 to your Steam Wallet at a time.

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You can add between $5 and $100 to your Steam Wallet at a time.
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How to add funds to your Steam Wallet using a Steam gift card or wallet code

1. Purchase a Steam gift card or wallet code.

2. Launch Steam and scratch off your gift card to reveal the code number.

3. Head to “Account details” on Steam then click “Add Funds to your Steam Wallet.”

4. Once you are on the Steam Wallet funds page, move your cursor to the right and click on “Redeem a Steam Gift Card or Wallet code.” Enter the number located on your gift card or wallet code and click “Continue” to verify that you are redeeming the code to add funds to your Steam wallet.

You can also enter the code by heading over to the left hand corner of your Steam app and clicking

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You can also enter the code by heading over to the left hand corner of your Steam app and clicking “Games” then “Redeem a Steam Wallet Code.”
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