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When it comes to the dates of upcoming steam sales, the platform operator Valve is usually silent. Instead, the large and small discount campaigns usually start without prior notice.
Sales are worthwhile business for Steam and developers. In 2020 the platform grew again, thanks in part to increased sales:
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Nevertheless, it does not have to happen without any prior knowledge. A current leak reported by the SteamDB database, which is independent of Valve, reveals that the next sale will start in a month.
Steam Lunar Sale starts in February
According to SteamDB, the first major sale of the new year will take place in about four weeks: from February 11th to 15th, 2021 the Chinese New Year celebrations will be accompanied by a discount campaign on Steam. As usual, the sale should start at 7 p.m. German time.
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As with previous leaks, the information comes from developers who were informed about the next sale by Valve in good time. However, the information has not yet been officially confirmed.
The date should still be realistic. The Chinese New Year will take place on February 12th this year – exactly in the time frame of the leaked sale date. Valve held a sale in the days around the celebrations last year.
Steam Festival takes place before that
The lunar sale is not the first Steam event of the young year. Already previously takes place from 3rd to 9th February the Steam Game Festival instead of. As in the summer and autumn before, you can try out numerous demos for upcoming games.
Which games are available is still unclear. However, only games that are published within six months of the festival and have a publicly playable demo are eligible for the Game Festival February 2021.
In addition to the demos, Valve plans to hold various campaigns, including livestreams and developer Q&A.
There are already exciting offers
You don’t necessarily have to wait until the next big sale to buy one or the other interesting game at a cheaper price. In the current “Midweek Madness” Dragon Ball FighterZ or Warhammer: Vermintide 2 are available for a few euros:
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Hurry up: Some of the discounts are only valid for a few hours. The next offers are certainly already waiting.
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