Fix Steam Deck ‘Your account is too new to reserve early’ Bug

Steam Deck was unveiled yesterday by Valve and is touted to give competition to Switch. With the Steam Deck, you will be able to play your Steam games on the move. However, the pre-order of the device is turning out to be a mess with users getting all kinds of errors. The most irritating probably is the Steam Deck “Your account is too new to reserve early.” The problem is users who had decade-old accounts also got the error.

Some users who managed to bypass the error were met with other errors such as the error “It looks like you’ve been attempting a lot of purchases in the last few hours. Please wait a while before trying again.”

Needless to say, the current situation is a bug caused due to excessive demand on the servers. Steam has millions of users and even if a small percentage decides to pre-order, the number can be huge on the servers. Stick with the post and we will help you with the issue.

Steam Deck – How to Fix Error ‘Your account is too new to reserve early’

As with any server issue that is caused due to excessive demand, the problem is too many people trying to use the server and there may not be enough slots for new users. As such, the simplest fix for the Steam Deck ‘Your account is too new to reserve early’ error is to keep refreshing. Several users were able to complete the preorder by refreshing. To refresh, keep hitting the F5 key, it works for both browser and the Steam client.

Steam Deck - How to Fix Error 'Your account is too new to reserve early'

That’s all you need to know. While you may get the error that your account is so new, you should disregard it irrespective of the age of your account and keep retrying.

Hopefully, the entire issue would be shorted and the preorder stays long enough for everyone to get a chance to preorder the game. Eventually, when the first-day fuss dies, you should be able to preorder without any issues.  

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