LoSgrillo Dec 7, 2012 @ 2:09pm
Upgrade to premium not upgrading steam?
A friend wanted me to become premium so he gifted to me the upgrade to premium on tf2, he though that by using it I would have been able to add friends on steam too but I can't, do I have to actually make a purchase and my friend's money has gone for nothing?
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[INSEGA] Hunter S. Batman Dec 7, 2012 @ 3:41pm 
Pretty much. I gave one of these to a friend and it didn't do ♥♥♥♥ - As in NOTHING happened when he used it and Steam support just blew the guy off when he asked for help. The upgrades are nothing but a ♥♥♥♥ing rip off.
BIXBY SNYDER Dec 7, 2012 @ 4:29pm 
Blown away to find out players that haven't made a Steam Store purchase can't add friends. That's plain stupid.
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Matt Dec 7, 2012 @ 4:50pm 
Originally posted by ZOLTAR SPEAKS:
Blown away to find out players that haven't made a Steam Store purchase can't add friends. That's plain stupid.
There are more options to make an account premium than buying on Steam.

How can I gain access to all Steam features?

To access all features of Steam, simply purchase a game from the Steam store, redeem a Gift or Guest Pass* on Steam, complete a microtransaction, or activate a retail game on Steam.
Wizco Dec 7, 2012 @ 5:19pm 
Buy your friend a humble bundle.
geyik Dec 8, 2012 @ 1:25am 
TF2 =/= Steam, so premium TF2 =/= premium Steam. Where in the description of "upgrade to premium gift" something about premium steam is mentioned?
Tito Shivan Dec 8, 2012 @ 3:45am 
Originally posted by geyik:
TF2 =/= Steam, so premium TF2 =/= premium Steam. Where in the description of "upgrade to premium gift" something about premium steam is mentioned?
Partly wrong.
Going Premium in TF2 (By making a purchase on the store, by yourself) does indeed grant a premium Steam account, in the same way that purchasing a game does.

However, by activating the 'upgrade to premium' gift, the user has made no purchases on Steam, (Nor activated any retail game) thus not getting Premium Steam privileges.
Options to make a premium Steam account are the ones Matt mentioned. Activating the premium upgrade is not in that list.

My guess is Valve decided to do it that way to avoid mass creation of full steam accounts due to gifting TF2 premium upgrades.
Awptimus Jan 1, 2013 @ 7:30am 
this is just plain sad. my friend got me a upgrade to premium so that i can trade but BOOM. steam not upgraded.
R2 ron Feb 18, 2013 @ 10:51pm 
Guys, im premium in steam but not in TF2?
Nuclear Kangaroo Feb 18, 2013 @ 10:56pm 
Originally posted by (WolfPAck) CFCfan4evr:
Guys, im premium in steam but not in TF2?

being premium in steam is different to being premium on TF2, to be premium in TF2 you must buy something from the Mann co store, anything, and BAM, done, or you can get a upgrade to premium gift from someone
Last edited by Nuclear Kangaroo; Feb 18, 2013 @ 10:56pm
[RGU] JaCe!!! Feb 19, 2013 @ 6:59am 
Did your friend bot a $4.99 upgrade premiam backpack?That only upgrades your backpack space.If you bot a item bye your self witch is $4.99 too.You will upgrade your backpack too 250 more slots,a mann.co cap.And speshle events.So yeah.And youll get rare items.
Bilbo T.Baggins Aug 3, 2013 @ 8:12am 
I bought a gift for my friend, I redeemed it, and I still can't add friends. (he added me)
[RGU] JaCe!!! Aug 3, 2013 @ 8:18am 
Originally posted by Bilbo T.Baggins:
I bought a gift for my friend, I redeemed it, and I still can't add friends. (he added me)
This discussion is pretty old.
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