Steam changes specifications of automatic update due to spread of new coronavirus infection, recommends setting to reduce traffic burden

In countries and regions where the outbreak of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) is expanding, there is a growing movement to refrain from unnecessary and urgent outings, and

the demand for the Internet to communicate with the outside and seek entertainment is growing. Is expanding . In response to the surge in Internet traffic, Steam , the world's largest digital gaming platform, has changed its auto-update specifications to reduce the traffic burden.

Steam :: Steam Blog :: Steam Bandwidth Management for COVID-19 Pandemic

Internet demand is growing in countries and regions where COVID-19 is endemic. More and more people are connecting to the world's largest digital gaming platform, Steam, and the number of simultaneous users has been updated three times from March 15 to March 21, 2020.

The number of simultaneous connections of Steam is updated daily with the spread of the new coronavirus infection-gigazine

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As the number of connections grows, the 'load on Internet traffic' becomes a problem. Therefore, Steam has changed the mechanism for automatically updating installed games. For games that have not been recently played recently, the specification was `` scheduled to update during the next off-peak time '', but with the new update, only games played within 3 days will be immediately Now updated.

Steam says, `` The best solution for most users is to use Steam's existing coordination and scheduling features to set their own optimal behavior, '' and set users to manage their own options To encourage you to do so.

Steam's recommended management options are: `` Set a time frame for automatic updates '', `` If there are games you don't play often in your library, leave them installed and do not download automatic updates '', `` 'Limit download speed, adjust connection to Steam yourself,' 'Move infrequently played games from SSD to storage HDD using library folder settings.' Steam explains that moving games to a storage HDD is less traffic intensive than uninstalling the game and downloading it again later.

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