It"s never too early to lớn plan your penny-saving with a Steam Sale schedule. In times past, predicting Steam sales was more soothsaying than science, but we"re in a beautiful new world of predictable price cuts. Nowadays, Valve reveals Steam Sale dates well in advance, major seasonal sales serve as reliable quarterly landmarks, and—best of all—there"s no messy augury required. Still, with Steam now rolling out frequent genre-specific sales, it can be helpful khổng lồ have someone keeping the calendar. That"s where we come in. We"re tracking all the confirmed Steam Sale dates as they"re announced, so you can focus on curating your wishlist. You"re welcome.

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The seasonal sales during Summer, Autumn, and Winter generally offer the widest and deepest selection of discounts, with a Spring sale joining the seasonal rotation this year to lớn replace the place of the Lunar New Year sale of years past. Between seasonal sales, there are genre-specific "Fests" offering discounts on specific game categories.Whether you"re looking for the best time for a genre-specific fix or marking your calendar for the tentpole seasonal sales, here"s your handbook for expanding your Steam library—without emptying your wallet.

When is the next Steam sale?

The Steam Summer Sale will run from June 29 to July 13, 2023. As one of the two-week seasonal sales, the Summer sale tends lớn offer some of the best savings, often including discounts on recent major titles. Before the Summer Sale"s return, we"ll have genre-specific Puzzle and Sports sales in April và May respectively.

Here are all the upcoming Steam sale dates we know so far:

Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2023: Base Builder FestFeb trăng tròn - Feb 27, 2023: Mystery FestMar 16 - Mar 23, 2023: Steam Spring SaleApr 24 - May 1, 2023: Puzzle FestMay 15 - May 22, 2023: Sports FestJun 29 - Jul 13, 2023: Steam Summer SaleJul 24 - Jul 31, 2023: Stealth FestAug 7 - Aug 14, 2023: Visual Novel FestAug 28 - Sep 4, 2023: Strategy FestSep 25 - Oct 2, 2023: SHMUP FestOct 26 - Nov 2, 2023: Scream Fest (Halloween)Nov 21 - Nov 28, 2023: Steam Autumn SaleDec 21, 2023 - Jan 4, 2024: Steam Winter Sale

How long vị Steam sales last?

The Summer & Winter sales are the big ones. They tend to last two weeks (ish). The smaller Spring & Autumn sales, along with the genre Fests, all last about a week.

What times of the year does Steam have sales?

Steam now has sales nearly every month of the year, but the seasonal sales most folks look forward khổng lồ are the Summer Sale và Winter Sale & to a lesser extent the Halloween Sale & Black Friday (Autumn) Sale.

As for which Steam sale is biggest, we tend khổng lồ see the steepest discounts in the Summer & Winter sales, with the Summer sales offering the choicest selection. With Autumn & Winter sales following so close on the heels of Fall release season, there tend to lớn be fewer big, recent titles with hefty discounts. 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 giao dịch ever (opens in new tab), we"ve seen some remarkable discounts. Valve"s Portal 2 went from $50 to $5 in the Summer Sale a year after release.Don"t entirely ignore the smaller, genre-themed sales throughout the year, though. They might not offer as deep discounts on as wide a selection as the seasonal sales, but they"re still worth a look if you"ve been craving the kind of chơi game being highlighted and can"t wait until the next headliner sale.

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When is the next Steam Next Fest?

The next Steam Next Fest will run from June 19 - 26, 2023. These festivals usually happen close lớn Steam"s bigger yearly sales, & Valve has also confirmed another Next Fest for later this year in October of 2023.

Steam Festivals (now called Next Fest) aren"t sales, exactly, but they"re another way to play games for cheap. Since 2020, Steam has been running regular festival weeks where hundreds of upcoming games offer không lấy phí demos for you lớn play. It can be a daunting menu to sort through, like sales are, but it"s a great way to lớn try something you"ve had your eye on.

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Steam sale tips

Use your wishlist

Whenever you see a trò chơi you might want, địa chỉ it to your wishlist. You will receive notifications when wishlisted games are on sale and having a menu makes it easier to resist buying unlisted games for the sake of it on impulse. If a trò chơi is not on your list, do you really want it?

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Keep an eye on publisher bundles

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

Snap up expansions và 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 pick up a lot of DLC for just a few bucks and reinvigorate games in your back catalogue.

Stock up on indie treats

You can get big percentage discounts on big budget games in the major Steam Sales, but even with a hefty trim those games can still cost đôi mươi or 30 bucks. If you want to maximise the amount of play time you get out of a Steam sale, unique indie games go down to lớn dollars, và even cents.If you need more storage to 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 trò chơi 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 to lớn wait on a purchase these days because there are no daily or flash deals. 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 khổng lồ make a decision. Maybe that"ll give you time khổng lồ upgrade lớn one of the best gaming PCs, or pick out a new graphics thẻ if you need lớn upgrade.

Check on weekends for quảng cáo trên internet or themed sales

It"s not uncommon for a advertiser to showcase all of its products on sale during a weekend, an event 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.

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

Check out our guide on where lớn buy PC games (opens in new tab), if you want more places to siêu thị around.

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