I'm wondering if I can buy a game for example PUBG on a newly created acc/account that's still level 1?

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    I'm sure they'll take your money as soon as possible. Dec 27, 2017 at 8:42
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    The Steam level thingy is almost completely pointless. See gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/120847/… Dec 27, 2017 at 8:43
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    The only thing I know that will stop you from buying a game is, if you were banned from said game on your current account (for example if they take your copy of CS:GO away, you won't be able to buy a new one and get access again). Dec 27, 2017 at 12:32
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    @JohnHamilton He said "right after I've created a new account"; so it would be pretty hard to already be banned on a game as soon as you make your steam account.
    – JMac
    Dec 27, 2017 at 12:57
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    @JMac - I've seen stranger things, to be honest. O.o Dec 27, 2017 at 13:51

2 Answers 2


Yes, even level 0 accounts can purchase games.

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    There is such a thing as level 0?
    – Mast
    Dec 27, 2017 at 23:43
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    @Mast steam accs are locked to lv0 until you buy 5$'s worth of stuff.
    – ave
    Dec 28, 2017 at 5:00
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    I guess by definition, you will stay level zero until money is spent.
    – Nelson
    Dec 28, 2017 at 11:57
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    There is such a thing as Steam levels? Dec 29, 2017 at 3:54
  • @curiousdannii yup, they had been a thing since forever. Buying games or crafting badges give you XP, and you can level up with that, and that increases your max friend count and give you profile slots every 10 levels etc.
    – ave
    Dec 29, 2017 at 6:02

Technically you can buy a Steam game without an account, provided that you buy it in a physical store. That's how I was first introduced to Steam. Of course you have to create an account to activate the Key that comes with the games, but physical games, like their digital counterparts, have no level requirement.

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