Steam has become a global mecca for enthusiasts. With its vast collection of games and thriving community, it offers much more than simply playing games.
Steam contains a hidden treasure in the form of collectible trading cards that can be purchased, sold, and traded with other players. However, did you realize that you can acquire these coveted trading cards even without launching the game?
In this article, we will reveal how to acquire these valuable Steam cards. There are two main ways to get trading cards on Steam without actually running the game:
Use a trading card idler
A trading card idler is a program that will idle your games in the background, even if they are not open. This allows you to earn trading cards without having to actually play the games.
Two popular trading card idlers are IdleMaster and ArchiSteamFarm.
IdleMaster is a simple and easy-to-use program. It is not as customizable as ArchiSteamFarm, but it is a good option for beginners.
ArchiSteamFarm is a more advanced program that offers more customization options. However, it is also more complex to set up.
Wait for booster packs
Booster packs are a random drop that can give you trading cards for games that you have already played. You can get a booster pack for any game that has trading cards, even if you have already earned all of the cards through gameplay.
To get trading cards through booster packs, you need to have at least 5 unowned cards for a game. Once you have 5 unowned cards, you will be eligible to receive booster packs for that game.
The rate at which you receive booster packs is random, but it is generally about one booster pack per week.
Here are some things to keep in mind when getting trading cards on Steam without actually running the game:
- You can only get a maximum of 3 trading cards per game per week through gameplay.
- You can only get a maximum of 1 booster pack per week per game.
- Trading card idlers can sometimes get you banned from Steam.
- It is against Steam’s terms of service to use trading card idlers to earn trading cards for games that you have not actually played.
If you are considering using a trading card idler, I recommend doing some research first to make sure that you are not violating Steam’s terms of service.