Is it possible to create a second Steam account with one email address?

You may have noticed that many Steam users have multiple Steam accounts. Sometimes it can be helpful to have separate accounts based on your use of Steam. For example, you may want an account to play a particular game. If that is something you think could be helpful, you might consider creating a second Steam account. One question that crops up when creating a second Steam account is whether or not you can create a second account using the same email address you used for your first account.

The answer is yes. You can create a second Steam account using the same email as your first account. Please be aware that the username and password for your new account should be different from your first one, and your new account will be limited. That means some resources and games on Steam will not be available to you unless you spend a minimum of $5 to unlock your new account.

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Reasons for multiple accounts

As explained previously, there are several reasons why you might want to consider creating a second Steam account. The most common reason is that Steam users who play one game more often than others want to have a space dedicated to their favorite game alone. Having two accounts allows them to focus on the game they play the most and have their second account whenever they want to play something different. This means they can keep their achievements separate as well.

Another reason some Steam users like to have multiple accounts is that they may want to keep one account solely for playing free games and have a separate account for purchased games using their Steam wallet. Some users have even said they like to have a different Steam account on their family computer so family members and friends can play when they want while having a private account for their games and achievements.

Having a second account with the same email address

Creating a second account on Steam with the same email address is possible. That sets Steam apart from other platforms, where you are usually required to use a second email address to create a second account. When creating a second Steam account using the same email, new users tend to worry about what will happen to their first account if they still want to continue using it. Thankfully, nothing will happen to the first account because while the email address is the same, the usernames will be different.

Some users also worry that if they use the same email address to set up two separate Steam accounts, they may not be able to use Steam Support as the email has been used twice. Therefore, the Steam Support staff won’t be able to differentiate between the two accounts. However, as explained above, this is not the case, as the Steam Support staff will know it is a different account due to the different usernames. The email address the account has been created with doesn’t affect the use of Steam support.

How to create a second Steam account

Creating a second Steam account is exactly the same as creating your first account. The steps below outline how to do this.

  1. Go to Steam.

You can search for Steam on your browser or click here to go straight to Steam.

2. Click ‘login.’

Select the option for ‘login’ from the top right-hand side of the page.

3. Click ‘Join Steam.’

Scroll down the page until you get to the ‘Join Steam’ button. Click on the button to create your new Steam account.

4. Enter your details.

Enter your email address and country of residence.

5. Check the box for ‘I’m not a robot.’

Once you have ticked the box, follow the on-screen instructions to verify you are not a robot.

6. Read the agreement and then check the box.

Checking the box means you agree to all of Steam’s terms and conditions and that you are 13 years of age or older.

7. Click ‘Continue.’

At the bottom of the page, click the button to continue.

8. Verify your email address and set your Steam password.

Steam will send you a verification email. Verify your email address by clicking on the link in the email. Then set your password and your second Steam account is ready to use.

Using the Steam Authentication app with two accounts

Another concern some users have when creating a second Steam account is that they won’t be able to use the Steam Authentication app for accounts with the same email, phone number, and mobile device. However, this is not the case. The Steam Authentication app will still work for multiple accounts despite having the same security details.


For many reasons, many Steam users find it helpful to have a second Steam account. Some users want to have a separate account for free games and a separate one for paid games, while others want to have an account for family and friends to use on the family computer and also have a private one to play their favorite games and keep their achievements separate. Whatever the reason, you can easily create a second Steam account using the same password. Hopefully, this blog post has shown how you can do this.

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