Steam Sale 2021

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Steam Sale start dates are a guarded secret at Valve sầu, but they always seem to lớn slip out before the sales actually happen. Information is shared with developers và partners, but if customers knew exactly when a sale was going to lớn drop, many would simply wait for the discounts.

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Fortunately, Steam sales happen fairly consistently across the year, making them fairly easy to predict. Even amidst Covid-19 delays in 20trăng tròn, Valve"s sales were full steam ahead. The same has been true so far in 2021.

The seasonal sales offer the broadest and deepest price cuts, & they tend to occur during Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. As it does every year, Steam"s big summer sale has kicked off with thousands of games on sale, more items to buy in the Points Shop, và a meta adventure with stickers to earn.


When is the next Steam sale?

The next Steam Sale should be the Halloween Sale near the over of October.

When is the next Steam Next Fest?

The next Steam Next Fest will run from October 1 - October 7, 2021.

Steam Festivals (now called Next Fest) aren"t sales, exactly, but they"re another way khổng lồ play games for cheap. Since 20đôi mươi, Steam has been running regular festival weeks where hundreds of upcoming games offer không tính tiền demos for you to play. It can be a daunting các mục to lớn sort through, like sales are, but it"s a great way khổng lồ try something you"ve sầu had your eye on.

When bởi Steam sales usually happen?

Steam sales (usually) occur at regular times of the year. By looking back at Steam sale dates from the last few years we can guess approximate dates for 2021.


Steam sales tend to lớn start at at 6pm BST/1pm EDT/10am PDT on the third or fourth Thursday of their respective sầu month, with the exception of Autumn/Blaông chồng Friday sales, which have landed on Wednesdays in the last few years.


Steam Lunar New Year Sale 2021: February 11th - February 15th, 2021

Steam Golden Week Sale 2021: April 29th - May 6th, 2021

Steam Spring Sale 2021: May 27th - 31st, 2021


Steam Summer Sale 2021: June 24th - July 8th, 2021

Steam Halloween Sale 2021: Likely the kết thúc of October 2021

Steam Blaông chồng Friday/Autumn Sale 2021: Likely November 24th, 2021

Steam Winter Sale 2021: December 2021


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How long vì Steam sales last?

The Summer & Winter sales are the big ones. They tover to last two weeks (ish). Other sales lượt thích the Lunar New Year sale & Blaông xã Friday sale last about one week.

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Which is the best Steam Sale?

We tend khổng lồ see the biggest discounts in the Summer and Winter sales, và the Summer sales tover to be the best. Autumn & Winter sales tend to lớn be a bit too close to the Fall release season lớn allow for significant discounts on new releases. By the following summer you can get great discounts on relatively new games.(Here"s how long it usually takes for games lớn get cheap on Steam.)

In the past, when we"ve rounded up the best Steam đơn hàng ever, we"ve seen some remarkable discounts. Valve"s Portal 2 went from $50 to $5 in the Summer Sale a year after release.

Steam sale tips

Use your wishlist

Whenever you see a game you might want, add it to your wishcác mục. You will receive notifications when wishlisted games are on sale & having a danh mục makes it easier to lớn resist buying unlisted games for the sake of it on impulse. If a game is not on your danh sách, vì you really want it?

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Keep an eye on publisher bundles

quảng cáo online bundles can knock lots of money off entire series or catalogues. If you want to buy an individual Hitman game then you might want lớn kiểm tra for a series bundle—chances are you could get all of the games for not much more.

Snap up expansions & DLC

Expansions can often feel a little overpriced, especially if they"re only adding a few hours of new stuff lớn your game. In Steam sales you can piông xã up a lot of DLC for just a few bucks and reinvigorate games in your baông xã catalogue.

Stoông xã up on indie treats

You can get big percentage discounts on big budget games in the major Steam Sales, but even with a hefty trlặng those games can still cost 20 or 30 bucks. If you want to lớn maximise the amount of play time you get out of a Steam sale, unique indie games go down to lớn dollars, & even cents.If you need more storage to lớn hold them all, these are the best SSDs for gaming right now.

You can always wait for another sale

If you"re not going lớn play a game before the next big Steam sale rolls around, you might as well wait. Chances are the discounts will increase as the annual sales roll by, all while you"re clearing your backlog.

It"s also much easier khổng lồ wait on a purchase these days because there are no daily or flash giao dịch. If you see a discount, you know that"s going to lớn be stable until the over of the sale so you can wait a few days to lớn make a decision. Maybe that"ll give you time to tăng cấp to one of the best gaming PCs, or pichồng out a new graphics thẻ if you need lớn tăng cấp.

Chechồng on weekends for publisher or themed sales

It"s not uncomtháng for a publisher lớn showcase all of its products on sale during a weekend, an sự kiện which is usually marked by a homepage takeover of sorts. Look out for these if you"re after a blockbuster game at a better price.

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Consider Steam resellers if you don"t want to lớn wait for a sale

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