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How To Install DLC On Steam

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Most games these days will at some point have DLC but how do you install DLC on Steam? Installing DLC on Steam couldn’t be easier, and in this article, we will give you a step by step guide on how to do it.

If you haven’t heard of what DLC is, well it’s now part of every gamers life. DLC (Downloadable Content) has been around for years; however under a few different names. In the past, your entire game came all at once, and there wasn’t any need for extra downloading, but in time some manufacturers started releasing “expansion packs”. Inbetween a world of expansion packs and the DLC world we live in now there was a period where game manufacturers would release updates for free!

Steam is a brilliant platform, and like most processes on the application, DLC is very easy to install. Annoyingly some developers use DLC as a prolonged way to suck cash out of old gaming titles, but that isn’t to say DLC is a bad thing in general. DLC is a great way for developers to add new features to the game, fix bugs and issues.

Whether you love DLC or hate it, it is part of gaming now so read on and let’s have a look how you install DLC on Steam

How To Install DLC On Steam

DLC is managed in a similar fashion to base game purchases. DLC can be added by visiting the games store page on Steam. It is located underneath where you would physically buy the game labeled “Add DLC To Cart”.

Once you purchase or download the content, it will appear in your Steam library underneath the base game.

To purchase DLC from the Steam Library follow these steps:


1. Select the game you wish to download content for and click the “Find More DLC In Store” button in the center of Steam


2.  Once you click the DLC button Steam will process the transaction just like a new game purchase

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3. Once complete the DLC will appear in your Steam library underneath the base game and will begin to download.

There we have it, you now know how to install DLC on Steam and can slowly but surely expand the games you love!

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Shaun is a gaming enthusiast and computer science graduate who has been working with computers for the last 15 years. He took a shine to competitive FPS back in the mid-2000s and hasn't looked back since.

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