The new feature simply allows you pick from the available digital gift cards to send it to someone, essentially sending them money they can use to buy anything on Steam.
Right in time for the holidays, PC games seller Steam is beefing up its gift cards service.
The launch does come with a couple of restrictions, however.More news: Coffin duo's sentences should be a deterrent - minister
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What is notable about these gift cards is that they are not limited by regions, allowing people to gift to friends in other countries.
However, there are a handful of caveats to Steam's new online gift card scheme.
You may load the gift card page on the Steam website, or select Store Gift Cards in the Steam client to get started. The first was to gift a single game, achieved by purchasing the desired game and tagging it as a gift purchase. If you don't find the games on discount worth gifting, there will be other opportunities: Black Friday Sale is to hit Steam later in November (Wednesday, 22 - Tuesday, 28), followed by the Winter Sale (Dec. 21 - January 4, 2018). PayPal, Bitcoin, and traditional credit/debit card are the payment methods accepted.
The monetary value of the gift card is added to the friend's wallet automatically. There's no explanation for why this is the case, but it is likely something to do with the legalities of transferring currency across state borders. The new digital gift cards option adds another option to the gifting process. Circumventing region-locks that prevent the gifting of games.