Because the amount of content on Steam is nearly limitless, many people spend a lot of money on the platform. Fortunately, there is a new way to view your entire purchase history. This addition was made possible by the EU’s GDRP (General Data Protection Regulation).
Continue reading this article to learn how to view your Steam purchase history.
How to View Your Steam Purchase History
To view your Steam purchase history, follow these steps:
- Access your Steam account. Instead of using the website, we recommend installing and using the Steam client. To download or update Steam, click the link.
- Then, in the top-right corner of the Steam Home page, click on your profile and select Account details.
- The Account Details page will now be displayed.
- Select View Purchase History from the Store & Purchase History menu.
- In the next window, Steam will display your entire purchase history.
You can view every single purchase and market transaction you made on Steam by scrolling down. Yes, they included Steam Community Market purchases and sales for maximum transparency.
What Your Steam Purchase History Can Tell You
Because of changes in EU legislation, the Steam purchase history now includes a very detailed table of contents. You can easily browse the transactions to see when, where, and how much money you spent or earned on Steam.
- Look at the “Date” section, which displays the exact date of purchase.
- The Items section displays the games, programs, and apps that you have. The Items section is underwhelming because it displays all Steam Community Market sales and purchases in the same way, with no clear distinction between what you’ve sold and bought. Valve, hopefully, will update it in the future.
- The Type section displays how much money you’ve earned or spent. Finally, the total amount of money gained or lost, as well as the changes made to your Steam Wallet, will be displayed.
Overall, Steam purchase history is a fantastic tool and a welcome addition, and it’s now even easier to keep track of all your Steam payments. Sure, Steam will always send you an email when you make a sale or a purchase on the platform, but who can keep track of all their emails over time?
Use Steam Purchase History as Purchase Proof
The Steam purchase history provides more than just an overview of all your Steam transactions. It can also be used as proof of purchase if something goes wrong, such as missing DLC, missing from the library, key problems, and so on. You can also request a refund, ask a question, complain about being overcharged, request a receipt, and so on. This menu is very useful, especially if something goes wrong.
Here’s how to choose the correct item, respond, and screenshot your purchase proof.
- In the top-right section, click on your profile icon or game tag, then select “Account details.”
- Select “View Purchase History” from the drop-down menu.
- Choose the relevant transaction.
- If applicable, select the specific game in question.
- Your purchase information for the game you previously selected appears.
- Scroll down to see other transaction options.
- To take a screenshot of a purchase receipt (the entire purchase, not just one game), select “I’d like to view or print the receipt for this purchase.”
- The account name, invoice, purchase date, payment method, and amount for all games in that transaction appear on the screen. It’s the email they sent you after you made your purchase.
You can also use the steps above with a purchase transaction rather than a specific game.
Steam Continues to Improve
Viewing your Steam purchase history can be stressful for some, but it is beneficial to everyone. Valve is constantly improving the platform, adding new features and improving transparency.
Everything is now neatly in one place, and buying, gifting, and selling are all seamless. Steam’s purchase history section is similar.