Digital Promotional Items are digital (ie: non-physical) pieces of memorabilia used for the customization and decoration of user allotted content. Standard fare for both Microsoft and Valve's platforms are purchase-able collectables with distict Metro themes.
Xbox User Avatar ItemsEdit
Exclusive to the Xbox 360 Marketplace are Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light Xbox Live Avatar items. All items have to be purchased with Microsoft Points (Now discontinued and switched to real-world currency), and none are found in game as Avatar Awards.
Metro 2033 Edit
Journal and LighterEditlighter Artyom uses throughout the game, and serves as a reminder of the objective. It currently costs $3.99.
Gas MaskEditgas mask is a replica of the one Artyom uses throughout the game, and the replacement gasmask. for various enemies. Some retailers sold Metro 2033 with a code for this gas mask. It costs $3.99.
Dark One MaskEditDark One's face. If a copy of Metro 2033 was registered with your account on THQ.com, you would receive a free code for a mask (offer ended due to limited codes). Costs $1.99.
Russian 'Ushanka' HatEditVladimir and Boris. It costs $1.99.
Metro 2033 ShirtEdit
Mind the Gap ShirtEdit
Black Star ShirtEditLevels screen and on some helmets. It sells for $1.00.
Russian Style CoatEdit
Ranger Combat ArmorEditRangers wear throughout the game. It costs $1.99.
Metro Last Light Edit
Metro Logo ShirtEdit
Enter the Metro ShirtEdit
Night Vision GogglesEdit
Environmental suit armorEdit
Pet LurkerEditLurker you too can look that much more like Kuzmich! The animated lurker sells for $2.99.
Exit the Metro AnimationEdit
Steam Trading CardsEdit
First leaving Beta in late June, 2013, Steam Trading Cards are collectable pieces of digital artwork that players can earn, purchase, or trade for that can be used to "craft" badges. Though consuming the user's cards in the process of creation, said badges will give the user experience points to their Steam Account and also reward them with randomized drops including profile backgrounds and emoticons that can be used in chat.
There are nine cards for Metro Last Light on Steam, that can be gained in a number of ways:
- Five cards are guaranteed to 'drop' to the player's Steam Inventory during or after playing Metro Last Light with the Steam client. These five are usually given within one to five hours of play, and may contain doubles.
- A modest number of cards may also be garnered from obtaining a Steam card booster pack - which, though entirely random drops, are more frequently granted to Steam users with more experience.
- Like most items in inventory, Steam cards can be traded with friends, fairly, or freely. From their inventory users can also elect to sell their cards to the automated community Marketplace community Marketplace.
- Steam's community Marketplace is available for all Steam users. In it, players can search for specific cards they wish to purchase, and do so for small monetary fees. Players with extensive libraries of Steam games may consider playing a different game, collecting the five card drops from that, and then selling those for funds to buy cards they would rather have with. As of August, 2013, most cards for Metro Last Light sell for around 30 cents.
Several times the value (or perhaps, simply, the price) of standard cards, Foil Cards are also several times more rare than standard cards, but can be earned by all the same methods.
All cards display more complete images when clicked upon from the badge menu.
Badges take a set of all 9 unique cards to craft, and incrementally offer more experince with every level of badge. Crafting badges also grants the user rewards such as profile backgrounds, emoticons, and limited time vouchers for small deals on other Steam games.
The elusive Foil Badge is an extremely expenive item to create, averaging $10 from simply the cards. It is currently unknown what rewards are given for the crafting of a foil badge, beyond further Steam Experince Points.
Reward Profile BackgroundEdit
Profile backgrounds can be used to customize the backdrop of a Steam user's profile page.
Reward Chat EmoticonsEdit
Chat emoticons can be used in any real-time or standard Client forms of communication. Though pretty, emoticons have been criticized for taking several seconds to load on the receiving user's screen, and more than questionable application in standard conversation.