The Steam Summer Sale Grand Prix has been a frustrating and confusing event so far, as you can immediately see over at the /r/Steam subreddit, and Valve’s recent action to add a new way for participants to increase their max points may be an effort to alleviate that.
If you’ve yet to participate, the Steam Summer Sale Grand Prix requires participants to select a team (out of Team Cockatiel, Team Corgi, Team Hare, Team Pig, and Team Tortoise) and contribute towards that team’s daily race placement by purchasing Steam games, completing achievements, and spending the points accrued.
Details surrounding the Nitro Boost and max points mechanics of the event have been incredibly hazy, and Steam fans all across social media can be found calling them out over complications.
Nonetheless, Valve announced today that everyone can increase their max points by 500 through completing a set of Qualifier Tasks.
We've added new Qualifier tasks to the Steam Grand Prix – each completed task increases your max points, enabling you to complete quests and claim Achievements!
— Steam (@steam_games) June 29, 2019
After completing the four tasks from the tweet shown above, you should immediately see your increased max points value on the Steam Grand Prix page.
If you’re not interested in the Steam Grand Prix event and just want to find some sweet discounts, be sure to check out our list of the 20 best Steam Summer Sale 2019 deals.