The Steam 118 error code means that there is an issue between the running Steam client and the Steam servers. When Steam cannot connect to its servers, a Steam 118 error code (or -118 error code, as it may appear) is displayed.
Depending on the action you take, you may also see a “Cannot connect to server” message. There are several reasons why this error message may appear. We will learn about these in the following.
What causes the Steam 118 error code?