By FileTrekker 3 years ago, last updated 3 years ago
Bandwidth is at a premium right now, and services from Netflix to YouTube are making changes to their services to try and reduce bandwidth consumption. It seems Valve are now following suit, changing the way game updates will work for the time being.
As more of us work from home, bandwidth usage has shifted from the trunk lines that feed big business to the domestic connections we have at home. In some parts of the world, these connections are already stretched.
The changes mean that games that haven't been played recently won't be updated automatically, and only games played in the last 3 days will get an update. If you want to play the game though, you'll then start downloading the update.
You can also manually update games as usual.
Valve also had suggestions on how users can help conserve bandwidth;
This might be a little inconvenient for some, but I am all for it. I have games updating all the time I have no intention of playing that day or week, so it's much better usage to me. It'd be nice to see this as an option after this is all over.
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