With the new Steam Trading Cards, I decided to craft the badge for CS:GO. I got this:

CS:GO Level 1 Badge - Grenade Spammer

I then noticed that this is only a level 1 badge, and there was a level 2 badge to get. So I crafted it too:

CS:GO Level 2 Badge - Bullet Spray

Now it says there's a level 3 badge to get next. How many levels are there in total?


All games have:

  • A max of 5 levels for the regular badge.
  • A max of 1 level for the Foil badge.

A few examples:

Most Steam seasonal sales have:

  • A theoretical max of levels for the regular badge.
  • A theoretical max of level for the Foil badge.

All Steam seasonal sales so far with badge levels:

The Steam Winter Sale of 2013 was the first to set the precedent, in which for the first time both foil and regular badges were able to level up as many times possible during the event. This meant that users could easily complete badges and quickly level up their Steam accounts, without a "level cap" on the badge.

A few examples of users with high levels of badges: enter image description here

From the Steam Winter Sale on out, most of the other Steam seasonal sales feature badges unlimited levels (exception is the Summer Getaway Sale), so theoretically, there's no limit to how many levels you can get with any of those badges.

  • Is this foil badge a separate thing or does is somehow interfere with the normal badge levels?
    – Zommuter
    Jul 23 '13 at 7:45
  • Foil badges are separate.
    – Ric
    Jul 23 '13 at 7:54
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    Actually bUm805 has a much higher level non-foil holiday sale badge. level 2013
    – skovacs1
    Feb 13 '14 at 5:13

From the FAQ:

Can I upgrade my game badge?

If you gather another complete set of trading cards you can upgrade that game badge. You can craft a set for a game at most five times. Each time you upgrade the game badge you'll get an extra 100XP, as well as upgrading the image and title of the badge.

You can also build a foil game badge out of foil cards. That badge, however, cannot be upgraded.

  • Ah, I must have missed that! Don't suppose there's a guide to all the badges somewhere?
    – Ric
    May 24 '13 at 8:33
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    What should there be a guide for? Don't you just need to collect all cards and then craft a badge?
    – Sentry
    May 24 '13 at 13:29
  • I meant a list of all the badge images for each level/game, just interested in what they all look like.
    – Ric
    Jun 3 '13 at 9:37
  • @Ric You can check the steam market for game cards to see some cards, then stalk the sellers' profiles to see their badges...
    – Zommuter
    Jun 17 '13 at 7:54
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    @Ric You can use steamcardexchange.net; it's got every game listed with all badges, emoticons, backgrounds, etc.
    – childe
    Jun 17 '15 at 18:50

You can see all badges, cards and rewards on Steam Card Exchange.

As mentioned before for most games the maximum badge level is 5 and the maximum foil badge level is 1. The Winter Sale of 2013 introduced a badge with a maximum level of 1000.

PalmDessert is as far as I know the user with the highest level, at a whopping (currently) 260.

  • And PalmDesert was the first user to hit level 500 as well
    – childe
    Jun 17 '15 at 18:49

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