Hello everyone,

when opening Steam today, I was shown a message (see screenshot) stating that "A Steam Product code you activated has been removed from your account." Knowing that it was a game I won here, I searched for the giveaway, which seems to be this one: https://www.steamgifts.com/giveaway/0zuEw/rot-2. In the comments, two users report that their key has been revoked as well (today), plus another deleted comment from today, presumably related to the same issue.

The question I have is whether the code being removed will prevent me from entering giveaways that are protected with the rule that my account needs all won games activated, or whether there are other SG-related repercussions from the revocation. I'd assume that SG would detect my win for that particular game, but would obviously not find it in my Steam library since it has been removed. Let me know whether I'm right or wrong or if there's anything more I can do.

Thanks.

Edit: Updated the title as requested (https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/lg8jw/product-code-of-a-game-i-won-on-steamgifts-has-been-revoked-update-rot-2-keys-revoked-by-dev#0th5J1K), SG staff is working on it.

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1 year ago*

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Yep mine was revoked too. You can write this in the giveaway comments and allow the creator to delete the giveaway.

And yes your account like mine would fail the unactivated wins check at the moment

1 year ago
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Creator can only request deletion if all winners agree, so even ignoring the fact the giveaway creator is no longer using the site changing the received is the only feasible option anyway.

1 year ago
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Support can also remove one copy of a multi key giveaway, but as you said with an inactive creator only the change of the received status is an option.

1 year ago
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Just looked it up your giveaway creator wasn't online for 5 months so best is to ask support for a change of the received status to "not received"

1 year ago
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Seeing their inactivity was the reason why I asked here, otherweise I would have messaged the GA creator. I took your advice and sent a message to SG support.

1 year ago
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I would still leave a note in the GA comments so that Support can read about the problems there for each of you.

1 year ago
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Your giveaway creator has been notified.

1 year ago
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I had this happen last summer, opened a support ticket asking to change to not recieved. I got a message they are understaffed and it would take swhile. Still not changed.

1 year ago
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IF YOU GOT YOUR CODE REVOKED
Dear users,

If you got your code revoked, it was bought at GoGoBundle. The owner of this website didn't pay my share of the sales, and as part of the agreement, the keys were revoked. Also, the owner now owns a website of cheat bundles.

Cheers,
Lospi

From
https://steamcommunity.com/app/932250/discussions/0/2269195350116935905/

probably the origin of the keys was GoGoBundle

1 year ago
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Thanks for the information, sounds like you're right with your assumption. The developer does not seem to hand out new keys, so I guess I need to find a way via SG directly.

1 year ago
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Dev wants to punish the buyer instead of taking proper legal action and even waited until they knew the bundle site was bankrupt to do this so it's a nasty move and makes sure this dev goes on a list to never buy anything from now.

1 year ago
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so true, shame the dev had to punish people who bought his game instead of suing the game company instead. to be fair thats what he gets for selling his game on a weird bundle site instead of a more known and trust worthy one

1 year ago
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Some people don't seem to understand the dev chose to sell it there, chose to revoke, and then still want to blame the end receiver as you can see below. Can't educate some thick skulls I guess that this is wrong and wrong is wrong regardless of how it happened. A choice was made.

1 year ago
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My key was also revoked and I sent a support message but what should I expect? I don't want to be flagged as a rule breaker for something not my fault.

1 year ago
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Support will mark it as not recieved at which point it will no longer be considered a game you won. Third party sites such as sgtools may take a short while to catch up after support change it but your account will be in good standing assuming there are no other issues.

1 year ago
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Thanks for the response. I am not really annoyed about the missing game than the fact someone would go to the trouble to try and mess with someone and not pay them and cause them to revoke keys and also the fact they felt the need to do that. There's been an intense amount of that going on and I still don't feel it is right to revoke keys like this from people who had nothing to do with it and instead they need to take it up in legal action.

1 year ago
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Yeah since it makes perfect sense for devs to just give their game for free to every scammer who asks. It's not like the devs need to earn a living, eat or pay rent. Their only job is to give out free games. Why are you taking it out on the dev, whom you had no legal contract with and not the actual scammer who you should be suing in court with your legal actions?

1 year ago
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The dev is the one who is responsible for going to court. The dev took the risk by selling their keys there and decided to hurt the customer in the end. It was an unethical move. People didn't get what they paid for. You don't punish the customer when you take a bad business risk.

1 year ago
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You are the one responsible for taking a risk by buying shady black market bundles. It's your responsibility to take the one who scammed you out of your money to court, nobody else's.

as part of the agreement, the keys were revoked

All part of the agreement they had, now remind me who was it that sold you the scammy bundle with stolen games? Was it the dev? Did you sign a contract with them? How do they have any legal responsibility towards you again? Or was your agreement with the shady bundle site that didn't honor it?

You took the risk. You fell for the scam. You pay the price and stop punishing poor devs.

1 year ago
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The fact they had that agreement makes me think revoking was an intentional act in the beginning and they knew they were dealing with a risky seller and not doing legitimate business in the first place or trying to make a quick buck fast. There's nobody left to go after as the site is defunct and the dev waited to pull the keys until long after this. That's why it's suspect. There's no poor dev here. You take risk in business and one of those is a loss. You never punish the end user or receiver with that and that's exactly what they did. They made anyone who got a key eat their bad move. If you can't handle the concept of a potential loss then yes you don't need to be in business because you don't understand basic concepts. It does not require an MBA to understand that. Not to mention, the dev literally delisted their game and ran away. That exudes confidence. I'm not buying any "poor dev" nonsense. They planned this and the situation reeks of fish.

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The fact that you got games for mere pennies didn't made you think that you were dealing with a risky seller that doesn't do legitimate business? That was your risk that you took fully knowing this just to get some +1s fast. You can sue the owner of the site or did they die? There is poor dev and greedy scammer buyer here. You took the risk is buying from shady sites, nobody else. You always take back what is yours if it wasn't paid for, otherwise you will just be giving your product away for free forever. You made yourself a bad move when you bought a shady bundle from a shady site, stop blaming the dev for that. If you can't handle the potential loss when buying shady yes you don't need those +1s you never even play. It doesn't require a Doctorate of Steam to know this fact. Only fish I smell is from black market customers pretending to be legit and having same rights as retail customers.

Why is it so hard to take responsibility for your own greedy actions and stop blaming others, especially ones you never had any kind of contract with?

1 year ago
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You're taking this way too personally. I never even bought anything from that site nor the bundle. Analyze actual facts. Dev did business with shady site. They knew this could happen. Where's their part of the responsibility here? If it wasn't meant to be sold on a shady site as you say, why did the dev supply it? If these are shady black market customers, why was the dev providing keys? Your "facts" just don't add up. Please stop. The dev messed up. You're letting some kind of personal vendetta or fight in this cloud your head to what really went on.

Also, I'm "greedy" for wanting what is legally and morally right? Ok.

You don't revoke keys, delist your game, and run off if something actually happens.

1 year ago
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I'm not taking anything personally since it hardly concerns me. The devs responsibility was to provide working keys IF AND ONLY IF they get paid for them. Since the latter didn't happen they have absolutely no responsibility to anyone. It's not any harder than that. Your facts are nonexistent, only thing you can use as an argument is the greed to get +1 for pennies. Please stop yourself from your personal vendetta. You're the one that has one, what on Earth would I have a vendetta against? You lost a +1 and are now taking it out on the dev who got nothing at all from all this.

Legally and morally owning stolen black market products? Yeah right. How can you even pretend to act all high and mighty when attacking victims of a crime instead of the criminals? If I steal your PC and sell it to your neighbor, is it your right to go get it back or can the neighbor claim full rights to it since he paid couple pennies? How does this work in your imagination?

You revoke all keys that weren't paid for. If you want a key then pay for it in retail, problem solved. If you take a risk by buying shady, then you should accept all consequences as well.

1 year ago
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That's the problem - I actually wanted to support the dev. They chose to delist their game and run away and ignore everyone on top of waiting long after legal action was able to be taken on the scammer. I was prepared to buy it on Steam itself. You obviously can't read that part where you can't buy something that doesn't exist. A +1 means nothing, it's the morals behind this which are lacking. This is the true nail in the coffin. This is what made it seem like they were in on the scam, that there was no game to be sold. I thought it was a cool game and was willing to put forth the dollar to replace it only to find they had taken off into the sunset. That's shady.

1 year ago
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People like you are the reason some devs just quit their job and go do something else, have you ever thought about that? Do you imagine they love first being victims of fraud/theft and then have other victims of the same criminal come to harass them as a lynch mob? Would you enjoy going through all that hell just for couple hundred/thousand bucks and then ending up paying even more just to make some greedy people get their +1? I sure wouldn't. Morals are indeed lacking if you still blame the victim for a crime.

You didn't answer if you really imagine that ownership of stolen property becomes legitimate if you just pay couple pennies for it? Here at least stolen property is returned to the rightful owner and the victims who paid money for it need to sue the actual criminal that stole both the property and the money. Do you really think the buyer who disregarded all caution and bought from black market has a right to claim it back and even more from the original owner?

1 year ago
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mine was revoked too

1 year ago
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I suggest you edit your post so that the title contains "rOt 2 keys revoked by dev" or something to that effect. This is affecting many users and they probably want a post in which to be counted.

As an aside, SG Support Staff are aware of the issue and are working on it.

1 year ago
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There is a grandmaster thread of bundles with revoked keys; please comment on it here and list your game so that it can be added to the list.

EDIT: never mind, it is already on the list.

PS: There is also this similar list: https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/Dgscb/a-list-of-games-whose-unredeemed-keys-were-revoked-last-update-may-07

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Thank you for bringing up that thread (https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/5V7rV/a-list-of-games-completely-revoked-from-your-library-after-activation-last-update-may-04). The thread is closed for whatever reason (probably to avoid comments). Although it says giveaway.su keys still work, there are apparently keys from multiple resellers that do not.

Current SG discussion is in this thread.

Steam discussion is here: https://steamcommunity.com/app/932250/discussions/0/2269195350116931609/

1 year ago*
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Thank you for noticing the error in my comment and for calling it to my attention with the correct link--I appreciate it.

1 year ago
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Has anyone gotten this resolved with support yet and their account status back clean? I've sent the screenshot proof and everything but it's been a week.

1 year ago
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I received this answer three weeks ago:

"I will forward this ticket to SuperModerators, as only they can adjust giveaway feedback. It may take up to few weeks, depending how much time they have. So I must ask for your patience."

Clicking on the link of the GA, it says that "The gift or key intended to be given away is no longer available, and the giveaway has been removed." The GA also no longer shows up on my Won page, so I assume that your account should be clean again.

1 year ago
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I came across the fact that the keys for beta testing were revocable. Which seems to be quite natural when beta testings are coming to an end (or if the recipient of the key has not shown any activity in the corresponding game) :)
I understand that this is not about that, I'm just curious if there are people here who make the giveaways of closed beta testing keys here...

1 year ago
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Beta keys that grant temporary access are banned

But often a lot of these keys are beta in sub description only,
This is mainly due to Steam limiting how many keys a developer can generate and them just reusing the remaining keys.
If you get a key that isn't an obvious time limited beta, I would just mark it as received and if it gets revoked down the line open a support ticket. I've never had any issues with keys that activated as xxx for Beta testing.

1 year ago
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