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what happens if I gift a friend a game that he already has?

mttcrrd
Level 2

I want to gift a friend some games for his birthday but I don't know if he already has them.

Will the website notice me if he already has the games?

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nalex66
Volunteer Moderator
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No, it doesn't look at their account (or even if they have an account). It just generates a game code and emails it to the address you specify. Anyone can redeem the code, so make sure you get the address right.

 

If they don't want the game, I believe you can cancel the purchase. It will also be cancelled automatically if they don't redeem it within 30 days. Here's a support article explaining things.

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