By crafting Badges, you gain experience, which raises your Steam level. Benefits of having a higher Steam level include:

  • Increased Friends list size (+ 5 friends per level added to the cap)
  • Showcases for your Steam Profile (1 new showcase every 10 levels)
  • Increased chance of Booster Pack drop (+ 20 % chance for every 10 levels)

A freshly made Steam account is level 0.

Currently, the highest level on Steam is 5000 ( St4ck ).

To raise your level you can:

  • Craft badges (100 XP per badge, can up to 5 levels of regular and 1 Foil Badge per game, special badges have no limit)
  • Collect games (1 XP per non-Free to Play game)
  • Complete tasks of the community; 100 XP, 200 XP or 500 XP, depends on how many tasks completed.
  • Gain Event badges (pre-determined amount of experience)
  • 50 XP per year that you have a Steam account

Experience required for leveling:

  • 100 XP for 1 - 10 (1.000 XP total for level 10)
  • 200 XP for 11 - 20 (3.000 XP total for level 20)
  • 300 XP for 21 - 30 (6.000 XP total for level 30)
  • 400 XP for 31 - 40 (10.000 XP total for level 40)
  • 500 XP for 41 - 50 (15.000 XP total for level 50)

Levels

The higher your level is the farther up you will appear on your friend's Friend list.

Overviews

  • Here is an overview of all levels on Steam.
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