The secret boost your Steam download

Here’s how to make the wait time a little less painful.

Steam defines itself as “the ultimate entertainment platform.” Its software, available for PC, Mac, and mobile devices, allows people to “play, connect, [and] create.” Its gaming library has more than 2,000 titles and it has approximately 40 million users. If you’re one of those 40 million, you know what a pain it can be to wait for a game to update or for a new one to download. it’s not the speediest process.

Two of the settings here can help increase your download speed. First, make sure the drop-down labeled “Approximate speed of your Internet connection” is properly set to, well, the approximate speed of your Internet connection.

Second, play around with the Download region drop-down settings. Your best bet is going to be the closest location to you, but factors like the internet connection between you and that location or volume of traffic to that server may tip the scale in the favor of a server further away.

Second, play around with the Download region drop-down settings. Your best bet is going to be the closest location to you, but factors like the internet connection between you and that location or volume of traffic to that server may tip the scale in the favor of a server further away.