Valve is giving away one Steam Deck every minute during The Game Awards 2022. To win one, all you have to do is enter their contest and watch.

And we're not just talking about the base model. People who tune in to the show on December 8 at 4:30pm PT / 7:30pm ET on December 9 at 12:30am. storage.

To be eligible to win one of the best handheld gaming devices ever released, there are a few steps you need to take, but the potential prize is worth more than the minimal effort you'll need to put in.

How do I register for the Steam Deck Giveaway?

To enter the Steam Deck giveaway for The Game Awards 2022, you need to go to the official Steam page (opens in a new tab) and sign up with your Steam account. But registration is only the first step.

Hopefully Geoff Keighley will have a lot to say at this year's The Game Awards and keep the event going for hours (Image credit: The Game Awards)

Then you'll need to tune in and watch The Game Awards 2022 live, via Valve's shows on Steam in particular; you can't just watch any show and call it a day. Valve's giveaway streams will take place on its official The Game Awards 2022 page (opens in a new tab) and on SteamTV, with the pre-show scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 a.m. pm ET December 8-12 :30 am GMT December 9 When viewing either of these two streams, you must ensure that you are logged into the Steam account you registered.

Finally, your account will need to meet a few additional requirements to be eligible to win:

  • Must be from the US, Canada, UK or EU
  • Your account must have made a purchase on Steam in one of these regions between 4:00 pm PT / 7:00 pm ET / 12:00 am GMT on November 14, 2021 and 3:59 pm PT / 6:59 pm ET / 23:59 GMT on November 14, 2022
  • Your account must be "in good standing" (meaning no active bans, blocks, that sort of thing)
  • Your participation in the competition must have been made in "good faith".

You can also choose to enter by postal mail; More details about this can be found on Valve's official rules page (opens in a new tab).

How many Steam Decks are up for grabs?

The number of Steam Decks that Valve offers depends on several factors.

The first is the duration of The Game Awards 2022. We don't know the duration of this year yet, but we do know that The Game Awards 2021 lasted three and a half hours, while The Game Awards 2020 lasted around three hours, although both included a pre- thirty minutes. To show.

A tabby cat perched on a roof in Stray

Stray is one of the titles for Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2022 (Image credit: Annapurna Interactive)

The second factor is the length of Valve's giveaway stream – that's the stream that will run on Steam, and that's what you need to watch for a chance to win. If the Giveaway Stream spans the entire duration of The Game Awards, we could see Valve handing out over 200 free Steam Decks based on last year's numbers. But if Valve cuts the pre-show, or decides to only stream for a specific hour or even less, then the number of Steam Decks up for grabs will be much less.

No matter how much there is to win, we recommend you log in as long as you can if you want your chance to win a free €649/€569 handheld.

And if you win, or if you already have a Steam Deck, you might want to check out our picks for the best Steam Deck games - opens in a new tab - to find out what to play first.

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