Steam Blog: Introducing a New Tier of Community Awards


Explosive Barrels
May 10, 2019
Announcing a higher tier of Community Awards, new Points Shop features, and items available now on Steam.

New Community Awards help you show your appreciation with an even bigger tip to the recipient.

Use the Steam Points you earn by shopping on Steam to give the latest Awards:
  • Treasure (recipient gets 200 points)
  • Mad Scientist (for user-generated content) (recipient gets 100 points)
  • Mind Blown (recipient gets 400 points)
  • Golden Unicorn (recipient gets 800 points)
The recipient can in turn spend those points in the Steam Points Shop, or award a post to brighten someone else's day.

New Features
The Points Shop is enhanced with new features, including:
  • A new, tabbed selection window for sending chat emoticons, animated stickers, and chat effects
  • Points Shop item previews on participating games' store pages
  • A weekly email roll-up to Community Award recipients
  • A Steam profile avatar cropping tool, right in the avatar uploader
BTW: The Points Shop also represents a new way to get Trading Card items such as emoticons and profile backgrounds – you can now exchange points for them.

New Game-Themed Items
Also debuting in the Points Shop:

What's Hot in the Points Shop
The Debut Collection Golden Profile is the most popular item in the shop as of this writing. Grab it before September 22nd at 10am Pacific, when it will vanish from the shop to make way for a new golden profile headed to Steam.

Animated avatar frames and the Black Hole animated profile background are also favorites among the Community, while our most popular sticker is this little clucker from CS:GO!

Since the Steam Points Shop opened almost three months ago, more than 10 million people have exchanged Steam Points for game-themed items to animate their Steam presence and chat sessions.

Check out the thousands of Points Shop items available now, such as animated stickers and chat effects, profile backgrounds, mini-profile backgrounds, avatars, avatar frames, and Community Awards.

via Steam Blog.
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