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Contribute Steam keys to SteamDB

Steam Curator

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There are a couple of reasons to give SteamDB game keys on Steam. The primary reason, is that ownership of a game allows our bot to download and track file lists in each depot the license grants (here's an example for Portal 2), which in turn allows us to automatically generate patch notes for each update (example of patches list, example of individual patch). We also detect technologies and engines in use by games.


The second reason is that it allows the bot to get common information for the game if it is not yet public (e.g. beta for kickstarter backers). Do not submit keys if you have signed an NDA.

Are you a publisher?

If you have a publisher key (for press, friends, or family) which grants access to all your current and future releases, that's a great way to make SteamDB automatically keep up with all your releases.

Users and developers alike find SteamDB an invaluable tool for keep up with their owned games.


You may also send a game through the curator system to "SteamDB"

What happens to the keys?

Once our bot has tried to activate the key, it will be hashed (SHA1) in the database, so we no longer can access the original Steam key. We only keep hashed keys for statistics and de-duplication. We obviously do not sell or share these keys.


If our bot fails to activate the key (e.g. game already owned), you can re-use this key as we no longer have the original key stored.

Do keep in mind that if the key was already used before submitting it to us, and the bot already owns the game it will still say AlreadyPurchased instead of DuplicateActivationCode.


If a key is valid and Steam returns information for it, package name will be updated on the site.


If a key you have submitted gets activated successfully, we will give you donator badge on the site, and donator role on our Discord.


Please do not spam us with keys you find on the internet or fake generated keys.

Submitted keys breakdown
Result Count
Not yet activated 5
Key activated 15818
Timeout 30
AlreadyPurchased (bot already owns this) 147012
RestrictedCountry (restricted in bot's region) 3667
BadActivationCode (invalid key) 25426
DuplicateActivationCode (key already used) 34604
DoesNotOwnRequiredApp (base game missing) 2728
OwnsExcludedApp (bot owns disallowed game) 16

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