With a massive user base of monthly 120 million users, Steam has become a global platform for gamers. It is estimated that 50-70% of the world’s PC games are downloaded from the platform. If you are using your debit card to pay, you may have faced the issue of Steam not accepting payment. With the number of existing users, thousands of transactions are done on this platform. Users on the Steam platform have also had their payment options automatically canceled without notice, which is common.
As a result, many Steam users reported being unable to make purchases and receiving the following error message: “This card number is invalid for your selected payment method”. But if you run into issues with your debit card, there are a few fixes you can try at your end. These are all easy methods that can get you past the problem.
How to Use a Debit Card on Steam
Before we dive into causes, o to the Steam Store and:
- Sign in using the button in the upper right corner.
- Under “Add A Game,” select “Steam Wallet Code.”
- Select the amount you want to add from the drop-down menu ($20, $50, $100, or $250). Then press “Continue.”
- A page will open in a new window and display your Steam Wallet Code and a text box where you can copy and paste it. This is also where you may enter smaller denominations of wallet codes if desired.
- Simply select the “Add Funds to Wallet” option to add money to your account.
- Open the Steam Store, go to the trade tab, and select “Trade.” You’ll be taken to a new screen where you can select which game(s) you’d like to trade.
- Select any games from your PC library that aren’t currently associated with a game on your Steam account.
That’s it! It’s simple, and the funds can be spent on anything on Steam. You may then spend your wallet cash or tie it to a specific game if you wish.
1. Only Use the Supported Steam Payment Method
When it comes to securing internet payments, each merchant has its standards. Make sure this is the first thing you check to save you trouble. Some sellers may not accept Visa, PayPal, or MasterCard. This field should be checked at least once during your journey to ensure everything goes smoothly. Valve does occasionally remove payment options for undisclosed reasons. However, keep in mind that this may also be temporary, while there are problems or security concerns.
2. Enter Correct Debit Card Details for Steam
The payment must go through for you to be able to collect the reward. One mistake, and you will be stuck in this cycle for hours unless you catch it. Make a practice of always double-checking your information to minimize the risk of this occurring. Entering your correct name, address, zip or postal code, phone number, and card data is critical. You can also use password manager software to input pre-saved information.
3. Contact the Bank or Debit Card Provider
The bottom line is that you should always talk to the card provider or the bank that issued it if you’re stuck. Valve can’t assist you in situations like this unless there’s an issue on their end. You should concentrate on two things:
- Checking the status of your account
- Ensuring the card is not blocked and may be used online
Remember that certain banks issue debit cards that must be unlocked before they can be used online. Check the official website for detailed information.
4. Contact Steam Support About the Not Accepting Debit Card Issue
There can be a few reasons Steam might reject your debit card payment besides the three above. The most common reason is that your card is not authorized for international transactions. You’ll need to contact your bank to resolve this issue. Another possible cause is that your card’s billing address does not match the address you have registered with Steam. Be sure to update your address in the Steam client if it has changed. Don’t hesitate to reach out to Steam Support for assistance if you keep having trouble with payments.