Most of the gaming platforms don’t allow buying games with Bitcoin. You could use Bitcoin on Steam in 2017, but when the ICO craze hit the crypto market, the service quit using it. “High fees and volatility” were the reason.
However, you can buy pretty much any game you want with Bitcoin on third-party services. Such platforms as Joltfun, Mmoga, and IndieGala offer thousands of games including the latest and the most popular ones at rather competitive prices. At Bitrefill and Keys4Coins, you can spend Bitcoin for Steam, Xbox, etc. gift cards which you can further use at the original platforms.
Now, let’s take a closer look at these services.
Joltfun is designed specifically for crypto enthusiastic gamers — it offers to buy PC games with Bitcoin right from the front page. Coinjournal crypto media calls it a “#1 shop to buy PC games with Bitcoin” as it “takes the crown based on its selection, overall prices, and user support.”
At Joltfun, you buy games with Bitcoin directly — upon the purchase, you get a video game key. Here, you can buy Xbox One games with Bitcoin, buy Origin games with Bitcoin along with 8 other popular gaming platforms: Steam, PlayStation, Battle.Net, and more.
Choosing from 22,368 games means that basically, you can find here anything you may need. Joltfun offers Cyberpunk 2077 for $39.6, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands for $40.7, and Read Ded Redemption 2 Ultimate Edition for $50.9.
Pay with Bitcoin on-chain or instantly with Lightning Network is possible. With the latter, you get the game code immediately, while if you pay regularly with Bitcoin, it takes from minutes to hours depending on the network load.
IndieGala is another platform where you can buy game keys directly is IndieGala. It might not have every popular AAA trending in the market, but here are some perks of the platform that you may find attractive:
- Bundle deals. 6-, 9-, and even 11-games packs are available for purchase at very competitive prices. You may not need all of them at once, but purchasing a pack may help you get a game you need with a nice discount.
- Regular sales. For instance, at the time of writing, you could buy Metro Exodus – Gold Edition with a 66% discount — for $21.99 instead of $64.98.
- Gala Quizzes. This is a free way to get some GalaCredit — an internal currency you can spend on games and items. Earning up to 200$ worth of GalaCredit is possible!
- Massive gameplay giveaways that last for a few hours each day. Here, you can win a Steam key if you beat the challenge.
IndieGala accepts payments in Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, and Bitcoin Cash.
Bitrefill allows you to «buy gift cards for anything under the sun.» This means that this platform is not really a gaming store and not specifically crypto-focused, but you can buy games on Steam with Bitcoin by buying a Steam gift card on Bitrefill. Fortnite, Battle.net, Minecraft, Xbox, and many other games are available.
To buy PS4 games with Bitcoin at Bitrefill, same as many other games, no account is necessary as stated — however, you will be asked for an e-mail address for order status updates.
Other than gaming, Bitrefill offers to buy gift cards for traveling, entertainment, food, and a dozen other categories. When you choose your country, Bitrefill will show you all the local shops and services which you can buy gift cards for.
Bitrefill allows payment using Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, Dogecoin, and Dash.
Keys4Coins is something in between Joltfun and Bitrefill: here, you can purchase both game codes and gift cards. The platform offers over 19,000 products for Steam, 500+ Origin games and items, 76 Battle.net products, and more.
Can you buy Steam games with Bitcoin on the Steam website? You can’t since 2017, but here’s the gift card opportunity for crypto that provides a good alternative:
Prices at the platform are somewhere in the middle of the pack. While you can find quite nice deals on sale, prices, in general, are a little higher than on Joltfun and some other platforms. Cyberpunk 2077 goes here at $44.7.
Keys4Coins not only has plenty of keys but paying with a wide choice of currencies is possible here, including USD/EUR/GBP, BTC, ETH, XMR, DOGE, LTC, BCH, DASH, LTC.
Mmoga has been around for 12 years and has attracted over 7 million customers worldwide. The choice of games and gaming platforms here is abundant: you can find keys for the latest top games or classics, gamecards, or virtual currencies like WoW Gold, Aion Kinah, Final Fantasy 14 Gil, and many more.
Mmoga has discounts for the recurrent customers: if you spend 250€ in a period of 90 days, you get a 2.5% discount; 1,500€ spendings in 90 days result in a 7.5% discount; and “Lifetime Patrons” who have spent 3,000€ have a 10% discount irrespective of the period:
This may look too much for the one-time buyers, but the deal is quite good for those who have many repetitive expenses in gaming — Mmoga offers a vast range of products for prices slightly higher than on Joltfun.
Mmoga accepts Bitcoin and a few major altcoins.
How to buy games with Bitcoin?
At the platforms listed above, this move is very simple to making any other Bitcoin payment — you choose an item, proceed to cart, choose the payment option, and then either scan a QR code or type in the seller’s BTC address in your wallet. That’s it! In minutes, your purchase details will be in your e-mail.