Steam sales are the best place to get affordable deals on your favorite games. Previously, nobody but Valve knew when these sales would go live. However, Valve has shared a list of all its upcoming Steam sales and fests in advance. You can check out the dates for the next Steam sale down below.
For gamers, these sales are highly anticipated events with thousands of discounts on their favorite games. Even when there’s not a proper sale season or event, users can use the Steam database website to check out the weekend sales. We recommend checking this website regularly to see which games are on discount or available for free this week.
When is the Steam Summer and Winter Sale?
The Steam summer and winter sales are when we see the biggest discounts on games. Valve has confirmed that Steam Summer Sale will run from June 29 – July 13, 2023. The Steam Winter Sale will run from December 21 – January 4, 2024.
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Upcoming Steam Sales & Fests Schedule
Just like last year, there will be a major sale every season. So expect some great discounts on games during Steam’s spring, summer, autumn, and winter sales. There will also be some themed sales and events, like Puzzle Fest, Sports Fest, Stealth Dest, and Strategy Fest.
Valve has also shared some information about the two Steam Next Fests, where users can try out hundreds of free demos of upcoming games. There’s a Steam Next Fest that is taking place right now, which will last till February 28. Now here’s the full schedule for all the upcoming Steam sales and fests for 2023.
- Mystery Fest: February 20 – 27
- Spring Sale: March 16 – 23 (major seasonal sale)
- Puzzle Fest: April 24 – May 1
- Sports Fest: May 15 – 22
- Next Fest: June 19 – 26
- Summer Sale: June 29 – July 13 (major seasonal sale)
- Stealth Fest: July 24 – 31
- Visual Novel Fest: August 7 – 14
- Strategy Fest: August 28 – September 4
- SHMUP Fest: September 25 – October 2
- Next Fest: October 9 – 16
- Return of Steam Scream Fest (Halloween): October 26 – November 2 (additional details to come)
- Autumn Sale: November 21 – 28 (major seasonal sale)
- Winter Sale: December 21 – January 4, 2024 (major seasonal sale)
Wishlist: These sales occur throughout the year and offer great discounts on select games. However, there’s a good chance that the game you are looking to buy might not go on sale. That’s why you might want to add these games to your wishlist so that you can get notified when they go on sale.
Weekend sales: Besides the big Steam sales, many games go on sale on weekends. So make sure to check what games are on offer each weekend.
Game Bundles: Another way to save money is by looking for game bundles on sale. These bundles are usually very cheap, even when not on sale.
Let us know which games are you looking to buy in the comment section below.