New Rules for Steam Key Resellers
In order to prevent scammers from trading gifted Steam Keys that get revoked following payment issues, Valve has decided to review their politics regarding the matter. Today, Valve Software Engineer Tony Paloma announced that the rule has changed – a 30-day wait time will now be required.
"All new games purchased as a gift and placed in the purchaser's inventory will be untradable for 30 days," said Paloma. "The gift may still be gifted at any time. The only change is to trading."
Steam keys are known to be sold in bulk by other resellers and thanks to this new rule, Valve hopes to prevent fraudulent payments as much as possible.
"We've made this change to make trading gifts a better experience for those receiving the gifts," added Paloma. "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."