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Steam 2022 Sale Schedule Revealed, Annual Spring Sale Coming 2023

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Valve finally announces the dates for its upcoming Steam sales as well as a change to the schedule that will see one major seasonal sale dropped and a new one added.

Starting in 2023, the Lunar New Year Sale, which usually takes place in January, will replace with the Spring Sale. The first of these will take place from March 16 to 23.  “The addition of a Spring Sale was a popular request from our developer and publisher community,” Valve says in a blog post (opens in a new tab).

Valve normally had three seasonal sales up its sleeve — summer, winter, and autumn, the latter of which coincides with Halloween, putting a slew of horror games up on discount.

“It will allow us to create more space between our four major seasonal sales and provide more opportunities throughout the year for developers to expand and execute their discounting calendar.” Valve goes on to say that its Lunar New Year promotional event was “often much too close to the December holiday sale period”

Upcoming Steam sales date 2022–23

  • Steam Autumn Sale 2022: November 22 to November 29
  • Winter Sale 2022: December 22 to January 5, 2023
  • Steam Spring Sale 2023: March 16 to March 23, 2023

As per Valve, the Lunar New Year sale was brought onto Steam back in 2016 to celebrate the influx of game developers and customers from Asian territories like “Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, and South Korea.” However, over the years, the company received feedback that the sale was often much too close to the December Christmas sale period. Valve believes that customers will be better served by increasing the waiting period between “big Steam-wide seasonal sales.”

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When is the next Steam sale?

Steam’s next major sales event will be the Halloween Sale running from October 21 to November 1, 2022Steam is calling it the “Steam Scream Fest” this year, but we can expect the usual emphasis on horror games and suitably spooky savings.

When is the next Steam Next Fest?

The next Steam Next Fest will run from October 3 – October 10, 2022. These fests usually pop up multiple times a year, and the last one ran from June 13, 2022, to June 30, 2022.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 free demos for you to play. It can be a daunting list to sort through like sales are, but it’s a great way to try something you’ve had your eye on.

The Summer and Winter sales are the big ones. They tend to last two weeks (ish). Other sales like the Lunar New Year sale and Black Friday sale last about one week.

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