Valve fixes Steam game trading exploit

Valve fixes Steam game trading exploit

Valve fixes Steam game trading exploit

Valve fixes Steam game trading exploit


Valve fixes Steam game trading exploit which allowed users to trade illegitimate games for real copies. This exploit was carried out by users who purchased games with false credit cards to then trade the game for a different but legitimately purchased game. When Steam then realised that the game was paid for with a fake credit card the dodgy illigitimate copy is then removed from the owners inventory (which is no longer the purchaser), leaving the trader with nothing and the exploiter with a real game.

This exploit will no longer be possible, by making games untradable for the first 30 days after purchase. Games can still be gifted, but can not be traded using Steams Trading System. This makes sure that all traded games have had their purchases/ payments verified. Valve's Tony Paloma says this.


“All new games purchased as a gift and placed in the purchaser's inventory will be untradable for 30 days,” Paloma wrote. “The gift may still be gifted at any time. The only change is to trading.

“We've made this change to make trading gifts a better experience for those receiving the gifts. We're hoping this lowers the number of people who trade for a game only to have the game revoked later due to issues with the purchaser's payment method.”


This is certainly a good move for Valve, ironing out this issue which as no doubt plagues many steam traders since the introduction of the Steam Trading System. 

Remember guys that the Steam Exploration Sale is still on, so head over there for some good bargains. 


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01-12-2014, 14:13:33

Fail for being an issue in the first place. You'd think they make sure people weren't stealing from the getgoQuote

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