If you bought a new NVIDIA graphics card within the last few months you received a free game, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, but you’ve got to redeem it. I happened to pick up a new GTX 970 a few weeks ago so I went through the process of claiming my coupon code and took screenshots along the way.
First thing you’ll want to have the email with your coupon code open and copied. I bought my NVIDIA card from Newegg so my email was titled “Newegg – Digital Product Delivery” with “Below is your coupon code. Please keep a copy for your records.” but yours might be different depending on where you bought your GPU.
Now head over to NVIDIA Redemption Portal at https://redeem.geforce.com/ and select your region.
Enter your coupon code and your date of birthday. I’d guess need to make sure you are above 18+ since the game is rated M for Mature.
Select your games now shows up you can see mine is Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Agree to Terms & Conditions and click Continue.
Now you’ve got to sign in through Steam by clicking the “Sign in through STEAM” button to the right. My coupon code was only redeemable through Steam, which is not a bad thing.
You’ll be redirected to Steam’s website to sign in and it will state: “Note that NVIDIA is not affiliated with Steam or Valve”.
Steam will ask you to grant permission to NVIDIA to add CD-keys your account so click Allow.
Your back to the NVIDIA website again. It should show your Steam username now to the right and click Continue.
Some final additional info that NVIDIA needs about yourself (aka data mining) so fill that out and click Redeem at the bottom right.
That’s it! You should get a confirmation email from NVIDIA titled: “Your game codes from NVIDIA” and “Thank you for redeeming your free game! If successful, the game will appear in your Steam library momentarily. ”