Install Steam in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Steam was first released on September 12, 2003. It is digital service to distribute video games. Furthermore, it is developed by Valve Corporation. There are numerous games available on Steam store, few we can play for free. While others would require us to make a purchase. In this article, we would discuss how to install Steam in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release.

At the time of writing the article, the latest stable release available is – API v020 (released on March 26, 2020).

Note: Following operations would require you to have superuser privileges. In case you don’t have one, then contact your System Administrator for assistance.

Install Steam in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Firstly, download the .deb package from Steam store. Then, with the help of dpkg (Package manager for Debian) we will install the downloaded package.

Visit Homepage of Steam store. Therein, at the right corner, you would see Install Steam button. Click on it. It will take you to the Downloads page.

The package file we got was steam.deb

Now, we would install the downloaded package thorough dpkg command-line utility. So, issue the following in terminal –

sudo dpkg -i steam.deb

steam.deb basically helps us get a Steam launcher. Its of just 3 MBs in size.

Next, we have two options – either launch package Steam from Systems’ main menu or from terminal (type steam)

It will prompt for the superuser password, if it requires additional packages. Press Enter, if additional packages have installed. Then, it will start updating Steam (263 MBs in size).

Lastly, Steam finishes installing packages and it will prompt us either to create a New account or Login to an Existing account.

In conclusion, we have discussed how to install Steam in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release.

Additional Info –

Popular games like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2 and Destiny 2 are all available for free. In addition to, we can also purchase software from the Steam itself.