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What is a free to play game?

Free to play games are available to download for free and can be played without a subscription or a credit card. Your Steam wallet allows you to purchase items and content in-game to customize your gameplay.


Will I need a credit card to play?

No, there are no upfront obligations to download and play free to play games, however you will need a supported payment method to fund your Steam Wallet if you wish to purchase items or content for the game.


Will I need to fund my Steam Wallet?

If you wish to purchase in-game items or content, you will need to fund your Steam Wallet. Please see the Steam Wallet FAQ for more information.


Will my free to play account have limitations or restrictions?

Any Steam Account that does not own a purchased game or have a funded Steam Wallet is considered a "Limited User." We have chosen to limit access to some community features as a means of protecting our customers from those who abuse Steam merely for purposes such as spamming and phishing. For more information, click here.

Individual free to play games may choose to place limitations on accounts. Please see the respective games Steam Store page for more information.


Will I still be able to play and enjoy my game without buying items from the store?

You are absolutely under no obligation to purchase anything from the Steam Store in order to play and progress through these games.


What happens if I need technical support help but I only have a free to play account?

Technical support for in-game issues is provided by the respective game's Support department. For instructions on how to contact various Support departments, Click Here. For billing issues or issues launching the game, please contact Steam Support.

Not sure who to contact? Please Click Here to help determine who can best assist you.


What games on Steam are free to play?

You can find a complete list of free to play games on the Steam Store here:

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