One of the most popular features of TF2 is trading. It allows players to get rid of the skins that they no longer want, in return for some skins that they want. However, not everyone knows how TF2 trading actually works. If you also don’t know how TF2 trading works, here is our complete guide that explains everything in great detail.
How TF2 Trading Works?
The whole process of trading in TF2 is quite simple. Let’s say that you have a set of certain items that you don’t want in your TF2 inventory. You want to get rid of those items and would be happy to get something in return for them that you don’t already own.
Now let’s say that there is another person that wants the exact stuff that is in your inventory. That person may also have some items in their own inventory. Now let’s say that you think that the items in the other person’s inventory are of the same value as the items that you are trying to get rid of. Or if they are not of the same value, you are completely fine if you got those items in return for the items that you are trying to get rid of. This is a win-win situation for both of you. So all you have to do is make a trade.
After the trade has taken place, you will no longer have the items that you were trying to get rid of. Rather, they will have landed in the other person’s inventory. The items from the other person’s inventory will have landed in yours.
Sending A Trade Offer
Now that you know how trading in TF2 works, and understand the basic concept of trading in TF2, we can move on to how you can actually make trades with other people. The most common method of trading with TF2 items is the Steam trading method. It is also the most common method for trading any other in-game item for supported games.
To start trading using the Steam trading method, first of all, you will need to send a trade offer to someone. That someone must have the items that you are looking for. To send a trade offer to one of your Steam friends, simply click on their steam profile, then click on the “More” button where you can find the “Offer a Trade…” option. Click on “Offer a Trade…”, and a window will pop up on your screen showing your friend’s inventory.
In this new window, you can choose items from your friend’s inventory that you want. Then you can choose which items from your inventory you are willing to give away in return for the items that you want. Once you have selected the items, simply press the “Make Offer” button, and if your friend agrees with the offer they will accept it. If they accept the offer the trade will be completed.
If you want to trade with someone who is not on your friend list, all you need is their trade offer URL and the rest of the process is the same. Most Tf2 players who take part in TF2 trading regularly have their trade offer URL in their description. So if you are also looking for potential traders, you can add your own trade offer URL in your description.
Now that you know all about how TF2 trading works, you might be tempted to jump headfirst into TF2 trading. However, you must always make sure to check the actual value of your items and the items you are getting in return so you don’t get scammed.