How to get free Steam keys

If you want to get your hands on some free Steam keys, bookmark this page to get the latest freebies, including full games, DLC, and more.

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Where can you get free Steam keys? Everybody loves getting things for free, and we at PCGamesN are the last people to fly in the face of that tradition. Let’s get one thing straight. By free Steam keys, we don’t mean free games on Steam, as that’s a whole different list. No, we mean keys for Steam games you’d otherwise have to pay for. This can mean DLC for existing games you may own already (including free ones) or older games given away to promote a newsletter or a service.

If you’re looking for free PC games, there are some great titles you should check out there. However, if you want to get some incredible indie games or, if you’re particularly lucky, some of the best PC games, then check out the list below. Many of these links and promotions are external, which we take no responsibility for. However, at the top of this list, we’ll always have any currently running giveaway or competition right here on PCGamesN.

Here are all the currently active giveaways for free Steam keys:

The redemption screen where you can enter your free Steam keys.

How to redeem free Steam keys

Have you got a free Steam key? If so, congratulations! So long as nobody has redeemed already, you are just a few steps away from getting a game or DLC for absolutely nothing. Follow these instructions to redeem your Steam key.

  • Open your Steam client.
  • Click ‘Activate a product on Steam’.
  • Copy and paste your Steam code into the text box below and click confirm.
  • If successful, click the redeem button to add the game or DLC to your library.
  • You can then install the game manually or update the existing game with the DLC.

Do note that Steam codes come in one of three formats:


If your code is unsuccessful, make sure that you don’t leave any rogue spaces at the end of the text box, as these will count toward the characters entered. If you get an error message that says duplicate code, someone already beat you to the free game. If the code is invalid, check that it’s, in fact, a Steam code and not a code for another service such as Epic Games Store, Microsoft Store, or even a PlayStation code.

Those are all the free Steam keys available right now but do check back soon, as new giveaways pop up all the time. You can also check our list of the best free Steam games to see if any of that selection takes your fancy.