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Blacklight: Retribution

Steam Trading Cards

By CaptainSmirk
Mon 10 Feb 2014 11:20:00 AM PST

 

What are Steam Trading Cards?

 

Steam Trading Cards are collectible cards you get by playing games on Steam. Collect a set of cards to earn items that help you customize your profile and show off your gameplay.

 

Follow this link for full details.

 

So, the way it works for F2P games is slightly different than for purchased games.

 

Instructions

So, the way it works for F2P games is slightly different than for purchased games.

  • You unlock one card drop for every $9 you spend on Blacklight via steam
  • Total unlocks is based on how many cards exist, you have a chance to half get as many cards as there are, though it's not guaranteed that you'll get each one - you might get 3 of the same card.
  • In order to get the card drop, you have to play. Hours played is not retroactive for F2P games, you have to hop back in game, but it's usually pretty quick. On games I've personally played I got all my drops within 2 hours of play.
  • In order to get the badges/backgrounds/emoticons, you have to get one copy of each card and combine them, just like with a purchased game - these can be purchased from other players on the Steam Marketplace, or gifted to you by a friend who has the card.
  • When you've combined, again you're not guaranteed to collect the full set of backgrounds or emoticons - some are more rare than others. These can also be purchased from the Steam Marketplace or Gifted by a friend.

 

In summary: If you've already spent, just play. If you haven't spent, check out the math all over the Internets on how much is needed to unlock things. Convince your friends to collect their cards since more cards on the marketplace increases your chances of finding the extra cool things.

 

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