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Community Leader - badge guide
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Guide showing you how to complete all 28 tasks
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Introduction
This guide will show you how to complete all of the 28 tasks for the level 5 community badge. This badge is commonly crafted because of it’s XP reward, it offers 50% of the XP required for users aiming to reach level 10.

Why complete the Community badge?
Because it gives you 500 XP reward when fully completed, the main reason for completing this badge is because of the XP. After you get a premium account, your level will jump from 0 to 1. Completing all tasks in the community badge will give you 500 XP, increasing your level to 6. If you want to 100% the badge i.e. get 28/28 tasks; one of the tasks will require you to “craft a game badge”. So your XP will be at 700 and you will be Steam level 7 minimum after fully completing the badge, because game badges give 100 XP reward upon crafting.

Community Badge Level and XP reward
Badge Icon
Badge Name
XP reward
Number of tasks
Pillar of Community
100 XP
13/28
Community Ambassador
200 XP
22/28
Community Leader
500 XP
27/28

After fully completing the community badge you will only need 300 more XP to reach level 10. An additional 100 XP can be gained by the “Gem Maker badge”, this is unlocked by simply turning any item in your Steam inventory into gems. Just by simply completing these few badges you can earn yourself 800 XP (500 XP for Community badge + 100 XP for Gem Collector Badge + 100 XP for Any crafted Game Badge + 100 XP because of premium account) and reach level 8 on Steam.

The 100 XP for premium account is given to you as a result of you crafting the “Game Collector badge”.

Here is a table showing the XP rewards per number of games you buy:
No. Games
XP
1
100 XP
1 - 5
100 - 125 XP
5
125 XP
5 - 10
125 - 150 XP
10
150 XP

Limited User Accounts
Steam prevents some accounts from accessing certain community and social features that are commonly used for spamming, phishing, and other abuse.
When you first signup to Steam your account will be limited, there will be several features you will not be able to use (such as adding friends, using the community market and levelling up). All limited Steam accounts have a Steam level of 0 and no way of increasing it.

So Please do not attempt to craft any badges if you have a limit account, because all of that XP will not count towards your level and will be a complete waste.

Inorder to get premium Steam account you have to spend at least 5$ in the Steam store (around ~£4). When buying games on the Steam store, the game collector badge will only take into account the number of games that you have when rewarding XP (the price of games does not matter).

If you have a limited Steam account (read Steam Support page for more information here), then I recommend buying several of the cheapest games you can find. the cheapest games currently are £0.39, and you need to spend at least £4 in the Steam store to get premium so: £4.00/£0.39 = 10 games. buying 10 games would give you 150 XP reward.


After Earning the:
  • Level 5 Community Badge
  • Gem Maker Badge
  • Game Collector Badge
  • Any Level 1 Game Badge
How do I get the required remaining 150-200 XP inorder to reach level 10? This can be obtained by crafting more game badges, or by completing event badges, such as participating in Summer/Winter Steam sales.

Why reach level 10?
  • Your Steam level colour changes from white to red. Which looks nice and makes your level stand out when compared to other accounts with lower levels.
  • With every level you gain you get 5 extra friend slots, level 10 allows you to have up to 300 friends.
  • One of the main reason people try and reach level 10 is because you get your first profile showcase. In a showcase you can display: screenshots, artwork, text, trading/games/achievement statistics, items, guides, etc.
View a broadcast
  1. In the Steam client navigation bar, click on the “Community” tab.
  2. Then select “Broadcasts” from the drop down menu.
  3. Finally, Click on any random broadcast, and watch it for a few seconds.
Add a friend to your friends list
  1. Click on your name in the Steam navigation bar
  2. select “Friends” from the drop down menu
  3. The “Recently Played With” tab shows users who where on the same server as you, while you were playing an online game.
  4. alternatively, you can click on the “+ADD FRIENDS” button to search for a user by name.

If you wish to add someone click on their name (or avatar) you will be sent to their profile, from there you can add them just by simply click on the "Add Friend" button, as the screenshot below shows:

Post a screenshot

Take the screenshot by pressing F12 at any point in any Steam game.
  1. Press SHIFT + TAB to open the in-game overlay, then click on “View Screenshots”
  2. Select the screenshot you wish to upload
  3. Add a description, or leave it blank
  4. Click the upload button
Subscribe to an item in the Steam Workshop

  1. Click on "Community" in the Steam navigation bar.
  2. Click on "Worshop" from the dropdown menu.
  3. browse the workshop and select any random upload


Once you have chosen an item, click on the "subscribe" button.
Set your real name on your Community profile

  1. Click on your name in the Steam navigation bar.
  2. Then select profile.
  3. Next click on "Edit Profile"


Next, type something into the "Real Name" field show with a red square in the screenshot above.


Finally, click "Save Changes"
Comment on a friend's profile

  1. Click on your name.
  2. Click on Friends.
  3. Click on the friend who's profile you want to comment on.


  1. Then, scroll down to the comment section on there profile, type a comment.
  2. Finally, press the "Post Comment" button.
Comment on a friend's screenshot

  1. Click on your name.
  2. Click on Friends.
  3. Click on a friend, to view there profile.


Click on "Screenshots"


  1. Select a screenshot.
  2. Type a comment.
  3. Click "Post Comment" to make it public.
Use a Steam Emoticon in chat

  1. Click on "View Friends List".
  2. Click the little white down arror next to a friends name.
  3. Click "Send Message...".
  4. Click the smiley emoji icon.
  5. Select an emoticons from the menu.
  6. You will see it appear in the message input field.
  7. Finally, click on "Send".
Make a trade

  1. Click on "View Friends List".
  2. Click the little white down arror next to a friends profile.
  3. Click "View Steam Profile"
  4. Click "More"
  5. Click "Offer a Trade"
  6. Make a trade with them, once they have accepted it and you have recived your items, will this task be complete.
Use the Store Discovery Queue

  1. Click on "Store" in the Steam navigation bar.
  2. Click on "Featured" from the drop down menu.
  3. Scroll down untill you find the "Click here to begin the queue" text. Everyones queue looks diffrent, look for the text then click on it.


work your way through the queue, by clicking "Next in queue" button for each game page displayed.


Finally you will be presented with a "Finish queue" button, click it to complete the task.
Play a game

  1. Click on "Library" in the Steam navigation bar.
  2. Click on "Games" from the drop down menu.
  3. Select a game in your library.
  4. Click on "Play".

What about if i don't own any games?
The Steam Sotre has lots of Free-2-PLay games, just choose one and download it. see Screenshot below:


  1. Click on "Store" in Steam navigation bar.
  2. Click on "Featured".
  3. Click "Games" in Steam store navigation bar.
  4. Click on "Free to Play".
  5. Choose a game and download it, then do steps above ^.
Post a video
Create Google Account
If you already have a google account, then skip this step.


  1. Goto Google Create Account here[accounts.google.com].
  2. Fillout all the fields and create the account.



Next go to google sign in page here[accounts.google.com], and sign into your account (if you have not already done it)

Upload Video to YouTube


  1. goto https://www.youtube.com/upload
  2. Select any video file from your computer (it does not matter, you can always delete it latter)
  3. Give it a short title and description
  4. Wait for it to finish processing, then click "publish" to make it live.
  5. View your video, to make sure it uploaded correctlly.

Publish video on Steam


  1. In the Steam navigation bar, click on your name.
  2. Then from the drop down menu click on "Profile".
  3. Next click on "Videos"


Next, Click on the "Link YouTube Account" button.


Then, click on "Access your YouTube videos"


  1. Select the video you would liek to add.
  2. Select a game to associate it with.
  3. Click "Add Video"
View a guide in the Steam Overlay

  1. Press SHIFT + TAB to bring up in-game overlay while in any game, then find the "Guides" section.
  2. Next click on any guide listed.
  3. The guide will appear in a seperate window.
Set a profile background

  1. Click on your name in the Steam navigation bar.
  2. Then select profile.
  3. Next click on "Edit Profile"


  1. Click on "Select Background..."
  2. Select a background from the dialog that appears, once select you will see the background next to the "Profile Background" text.


Finally, scroll down and click on "Save changes".
Rate up content in your Activity Feed

  1. In the Steam navigation bar, click on your name.
  2. From the drop down menu, select "Activity"
  3. Then "Rate up" anything in the activity feed, can include: screenshots, reviews, guides, artwork, game purches, etc.
Craft a game badge
Obtaining trading card manually through Steam community market




Goto http://steam.tools/cards/ and sort by cheapest, click arror next to set price. Pick any game with a low card count (the less cards in a set the better, as you don’t have to spent as much money per set)


  1. In the Steam navigation bar, click on your name.
  2. From the drop down menu click on "Inventory"
  3. Enter the name of the game
  4. If a "Your filter did not find any items" messages appears, then you dont own any cards for that game already. Time to buy the cards on the community market.


  1. On the Steam navigation bar, click on "Community"
  2. Then click on "Market" from the drop down menu.
  3. next enter in the name of the game, and add the word "card".
  4. sort the price by cheapest and buy each of the cards required to make the full set. ignore all "foil" cards, they are not worth buying as the amount of XP you get from them does not out weigh there price tag.


  1. Click on your name in the Steam navigation bar.
  2. From the drop down menu select badges.


Finally, select the badge that is ready for crafing, and click the blue "Craft Badge" button. Once crafted you will recive emoticons, profile background, and possibly a trading card. 100 XP will also be added to your account, which counts towards your Steam level.

Buying the cards with card trading bot

There are several Steam card trading bots around. Here[level.guide] is a list of a few.

Steam trading cards are great becuase it means you dont have to manually browse the communtiy market and buy cards, which saves a lot of time. But card bots do tend to be more expensive, when compared to maunally buying through the market.

trading with a card bot
  1. Make sure you have a tradable key in your inventory or plenty of gems. Both keys and gems you can buy from the community market.
  2. Next visit the trading card bots profile, and add them as a friend. the bot will automaticlly accept your invite.
  3. Next send the bot a message saying "!help" or "!commands" to see a list of commands on how to use the bot. every bot is diffrent, so the commands used to operate the bot will vary.
  4. Read through the help menu the bot provides, and then buy your sets of trading cards. Normally the command is "!buy 1" for CSGO keys, "!buytf 1" for TF2 keys, or "!buygems 1" to buy 1 set with gems. again, the commands are likely to vary between bots, so read the help menu on how to use the bot.
  5. Next accept the trade, or if your not happy with it, then look for another bot with better rates.
  6. Once you have successfully traded and got the sets of cards, craft them into game badges.
Search the Steam Discussions

  1. Click on "Community" on the Steam navigation bar.
  2. From the drop down menu, click on "Discussions".
  3. Enter any random key word.
  4. Click Search button, then wait for the results to load.
Add a game to your wishlist

Browse through the Steam store, select any game and visit it's store page. Then click on the "Add to your wishlist" button.
Review a game

  1. Right click any game in your Steam library
  2. Then click on "Write Review"


  1. Write your review for the game.
  2. Do you recommend the game? choose Yes or No.
  3. Finally click "Post review" button.
Rate an item on the Workshop
See the: Subscribe to an item in the Steam Workshop section of this guide. It's exactlly the same steps, just click on "Rate" button instead of subscribe.
Set an avatar on your Community profile

  1. Click on your name, on the Steam navigation bar.
  2. Click on "Profile".
  3. Then, click on "Edit Profile".


Select "Choose File", then select a image file from your computer and press "Upload".


Finally, scroll down and click "Save Changes".
Join a group

  1. Click on your name, on the Steam navigation bar.
  2. Click on "Groups" from the drop down menu.
  3. Next, click on the "Browse groups" button.


  1. Enter any search term.
  2. Click on the name of the group you want to join.


Finally, click on the "Join Group" button.
Post a status to your friends

  1. Click on your name, on the Steam navigation bar.
  2. Click on "Activity" from the drop down menu.
  3. Then, type something into the "Post a status to your friends" input field.
  4. Finally, Press the "Post" button.
Feature a badge on your profile

  1. Click on your name in the Steam navigation bar.
  2. Then select profile.
  3. Next click on "Edit Profile"


  1. Click the "Select Badge..." button, then choose a badge to feature.
  2. Your chosen badge will now appear next to the "Featured badge" text.


Finally, click the "Save Changes" button.
Try out the Community Market
See the: Craft a game badge - Obtaining trading card manually through Steam community market, part of this guide.
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53 Comments
Wicked Jun 12 @ 7:23am 
i was level 7 when i completed this badge but rn i am at level 8 it says it gives you 500 exp buut i only got 1 level :( pls help
Lupus MAL-40k May 5 @ 2:45am 
I recommend putting this link at the start of the guide so that people can see their current progress without having to search through their badge list:
http://steamcommunity.com/my/badges/2
ArZnlaRz Mar 23 @ 5:08pm 
Where can I see how many community tasks I have completed?
johnjooohn banditcamp.com Mar 11 @ 6:32pm 
thanks man
Kevinek Feb 9 @ 5:52am 
Thanks dude
【Adam】 Aug 30, 2021 @ 12:59am 
sheesh
TheBooker66 Aug 6, 2021 @ 1:26pm 
Great guide - thanks for it!
scoundrel 5 Jun 23, 2021 @ 4:04pm 
its leader, i think the issue is steam not letting you log into your youtube account
RottenCanines Jun 3, 2021 @ 7:17pm 
I got the Community Leader badge recently, but I still see older players with even higher steam levels still be stuck on Community Ambassador.. which made me confused as I thought “Ambassador” was a higher tier than “Leader.” Since the tasks to complete “Ambassador” is much harder than “Leader.

So my question is, is the highest tier Leader or Ambassador?
Babu Pensioen Jun 1, 2021 @ 6:19am 
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