The dates for the next three Steam sales have been leaked and confirmed, eliminating the need to guess when the highly anticipated events will take place.
PC gamers always look forward to when Valve will launch the next Steam sale, as these events present the chance to buy great titles at lower prices. With the leaked dates, players can prepare their wallets accordingly to maximize their video-gaming funds.
Steam Sales For 2017 Leaked
The dates for the remaining Steam sales of 2017 were leaked in a now-deleted post on the Games subreddit but were confirmed through three developer sources providing the same information to Kotaku and also verified by Eurogamer.
The Steam Halloween Sale will run from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, the Steam Autumn Sale will be held on Nov. 22 to Nov. 28, while the Steam Winter Sale will take place from Dec. 21 to Jan. 4, 2018. The sales will start and end at about 10:00 a.m. PT for the stated dates.
What To Expect From Upcoming Steam Sales
The Steam Halloween Sale is less than a week away, so players should expect to see discounted prices for horror games. However, if Valve continues the trend seen in past editions of the Steam Halloween Sale, gamers will also be able to pick up some titles outside the horror genre for cheap prices. This means that for those who were thinking of buying a game on Steam, it would be a good idea to hold off for a few days just in case the title you are thinking of purchasing is included in the Steam Halloween Sale.
Games that will be included in the Steam Autumn Sale, which covers the wallet-breaking Black Friday, and the Steam Winter Sale are a bit harder to predict. However, traditionally, the Steam Summer Sale and the Steam Winter Sale apply discounts to most, if not all, of the online platform's catalog, which should make a lot of gamers very happy heading into 2018.
What Happened In The Last Steam Sale?
The Steam Summer Sale was the last one launched by Valve, and it highlighted virtual reality through a $50 discount on the HTC Vive VR headset, which came with a $50 Steam gift card.
The end of the Steam sale, however, also saw a massive Steam ban wave that affected 40,000 cheating accounts. This is because cheaters purchased copies of games for cheap prices through several accounts and used them to test which hacks from the ones that they are developing will be able to bypass the Valve Anti-Cheat system.
Hopefully, the same thing does not happen with the upcoming Steam sales, but don't hold your breath for it.