New restrictions take effect December 12.
By Tim Colwill on November 27, 2012 at 12:28 pm
Enjoy your Steam trading, but don’t have Steam Guard enabled? The word on the street is that now is the time to turn it on, as all accounts will be required to have Steam Guard enabled for at last 15 days before being allowed to trade.
This new restriction, spotted by Reddit, will come into effect on December 12. The move is speculated to be part of an effort by Valve to push back against last year’s Winter Sales exploits, where users were purchasing hundreds of Humble Bundles for $0.01, generating Steam keys, and then using those to farm achievements, items, and unlock free games.
Still, with over six million Steam users active over the weekend, there’s no doubt that any extra security is welcome. What do you think?