How to use Steam server browser

Milan Stanojevic
by Milan Stanojevic
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  • Did you know that you can browse servers in Steam outside of a game? Today we’ll show you how to do that.
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steam server browser

Steam is the largest gaming platform on the desktop with hundreds of multiplayer games. Speaking of multiplayer games, sometimes it’s hard to find a proper sever to play on.

This is where the Steam server browser comes in, and in today’s article, we’re going to show you how to use it properly.

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How do I use Steam server browser?

1. Use Steam software

  1. Open Steam.
  2. Now click on View and select Servers from the menu.
    servers steam server browser
  3. Now double-click the server you want to join. If needed, you can change the search settings and select the game you want to play.

2. Use web options

  1. Visit ServerBrowser or SteamBrowser
  2. Now configure your search and find the desired server.
    serverbrowser website steam server browser
  3. Once you find a suitable server, you need to copy its AP address and add it to the game to join it.

3. Use SteamServerBrowser

  1. Visit SteamServerBrowser’s GitHub page.
  2. Download the software and run it.
  3. Locate the desired server, copy its IP address, and paste it in the game in order to join.
    steam server browser software

Using the Steam server browser is a great way to find and join a server for a specific game, and if you already haven’t tried it, this might be a perfect time to do it.

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FAQ: Learn more about Steam

  • How do I use Steam Browser server?

To use a Steam server browser, open Steam and select View > Servers. Now double-click the server that you want to join.

  • Does Steam have its own servers?

Yes, Steam has its own servers for both the Steam store and Valve games.

  • How does a game server work?

Game servers allow players to connect to them with their client and play the game online with other players.

  • Is Steam multiplayer free?

Yes, Steam multiplayer is completely free, as long as you own the game that you want to play online.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in June 2020 and has been since revamped and updated in August 2020 for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness.

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