Steam Summer Sale is live and not only introduces a bunch of game discounts but also brings a new type of store that will be available permanently. Similar to previous Steam sales and promotions, Valve is known to host an event for the duration of it.
Usually, an event crowned with a new digital currency. Such as points that can be used for acquiring various listings on Steam. An event in which Steam users are allowed to purchase their favorite games for a lower price. This year, unlike before, the novel feature is Points Shop.
A shop that has a vast number of cosmetics acquirable only with points. These points can be earned with each video game purchase on Steam and can be consumed by purchasing cosmetics for games such as CS: GO, Dota 2, and many others. The conversion ratio is 100 points per $1 or 112 points for every €1 spent. That includes DLC, applications, hardware, soundtrack, and even in-game items.
- Animated Avatars, Frames, Backgrounds, Badges, and Chat items you get are yours to keep forever.
- The Points Shop is here to stay, now open all year round.
- Items from the Points Shop are not marketable or tradeable.
Steam’s Points Shop will be permanently available, at least for the first year of its launch. What this means is that the points earned will remain bound to the user account for the duration of the Point shop. All items listed in the Points shop are account-bound. Once purchased, they cannot be traded or marketed. For a complete breakthrough in the new Points Shop, you can visit Steam’s official description.
Throughout the year, other collections are destined to arrive at Steam’s Points shop, which characteristics will speak for its size.