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Fix Steam Deck “It looks like you’ve been attempting a lot of purchases in the last few hours” Error

Fix Steam Deck It looks like you've been attempting a lot of purchases in the last few hours Error

Steam is one of the major platforms to buy online PC games. It is the best alternative for buying games for PC digitally and so you do not require getting physical copies of games. However, lately, players are not able to complete the transaction due to an error that says “It looks like you’ve been attempting a lot of purchases in the last few hours”. If you’re experiencing the same error, let’s try to find out the solution to fix this Steam Deck error.

How to Fix Steam Deck “It looks like you’ve been attempting a lot of purchases in the last few hours” Error

It seems that Steam is trying to prevent dealers from seizing all the Steam Deck pre-orders. So, they have designed the purchasing system exceptionally so that people cannot violate their one-person restrictions by using bots.

So, when the person attempts to buy many games in a very short period, they will get the error – “It looks like you’ve been attempting a lot of purchases in the last few hours”.  

However, this error especially comes up to those players who are trying to purchase through PayPal. So, the following are two solutions to fix this issue.

1. Wait for sometimes

Many users have stated on Reddit as well as on other social media platforms that the problem will get fixed automatically after a few hours. So, if you are getting this error, the best and easy solution is to wait and the issue will get resolved in a few hours.

2. Try to use the different payment method

As we have just mentioned, this error mostly comes to those users who are attempting to purchase using PayPal. So, try to use different payment methods. Here we give you a list of other payment methods available on Steam Deck, except PayPal.

– Visa

– MasterCard

– American Express

– Discover

– JCB

That’s all for this guide on How to Fix Steam Deck “It looks like you’ve been attempting a lot of purchases in the last few hours” Error. 

Also, do not miss to check out our next post – How to Fix Can’t Add to Cart’ Error on Steam.

Prasiddh Thakkar
He has 4+ years of progressive experience in Articles & Blogs Writing for the Tech & Gaming niches. And for the last 6-months, he has been working as a contributing writer at QM Games.

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