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Is Steam down? How to check problems and updates

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STEAM continues to have technical difficulties into 2022.

The social media app began experiencing issues on Saturday, June 18, 2022, leaving numerous gamers frustrated.

Reports of Steam being down most recently occurred on June 18, 2022

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Reports of Steam being down most recently occurred on June 18, 2022

Is Steam down?

Reports of Steam being down most recently occurred on June 18.

The site Downdetector – which tracks apps and websites’ statuses – reported many users experiencing issues with the app that day.

75 percent noted problems with the server connection, while 20 percent had issues with logging in.

Five percent of people reported slowness in downloading games/purchases.

Reports started to pick up around 11am ET with over 3000 people reporting issues with the app after 11.30am, according to Downdetector.

How do I know if my Steam account is down?

Users have been reporting multiple technical issues with the app.

Some of the issues being reported are:

  • Having trouble logging into your account
  • Not being able to make purchases
  • Items taking too long to load or download
  • Slow connection
Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich (L) and Gabe Newell, co-founder of video game developer and distributor Valve, speak during Krzanich's keynote

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Intel Corp. CEO Brian Krzanich (L) and Gabe Newell, co-founder of video game developer and distributor Valve, speak during Krzanich’s keynoteCredit: Getty Images – Getty

What is Steam?

Steam is described as “the ultimate destination for playing, discussing, and creating games,” according to its website.

It is often used to purchase, download or build games.

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Steam also allows users to connect and chat with each other via their platform.

The app is supported by Windows, OS X and Linux.





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