When is the next Steam sale in 2020?

By Nick Johnson


Sep 30, 2020

Reading time: 3 min

Steam’s famous sales are great times for players to catch discounts on popular titles.

Lucky for players looking for deals, there are three Steam sales coming this year. Thanks to Steam.db, fans now have all the dates for Steam 2020 events. While Steam’s most famous sale comes in summer, users shouldn’t sleep on the bunch of smaller sales that happen throughout the year.

What are the dates of the next Steam sale?

From October 29 to November 2, Steam will kick off its annual Halloween sale, usually offering deep discounts on games that coincide with the spooky season. Players can expect discounts on horror games, but smaller developers often take the opportunity to showcase their own creepy games as well. 

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Next up in Steam’s list of mini sales is the Autumn sale, set to run from November 25 to December 1st. Like previous years, this will most likely be a more general sale with a wide range of games available at slashed prices. Developers large and small often take advantage of the one week event. 

But just like the Halloween sale, Steam veterans consider this one a warmup to Valve’s second-largest sale of the year. 

Christmas is coming to Steam on December 22 with the Winter Sale

While the Summer Sale might be the most famous Steam Sale, the Winter Sale is a clear second. It will run for two weeks from December 22 to January 5.

The Winter Sale is the only other Steam sale that frequently offers a gamified shopping experience. It’s important to note that both the Summer and Winter sales often come with events where users can earn tokens or points to craft badges. But after the introduction of the Steam Points store earlier this summer, 2020’s Winter Sale is likely to introduce even more items to the Steam Points shop. Currently, the shop has already been expanded twice, with each dollar spent on Steam awarding a user Steam Points that can be exchanged for profile backgrounds, animated avatars, chat emoticons, and more.

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Here’s a full breakdown of the release of the Steam Points store earlier this year, as well as its September update that added items from games such as Death Stranding, Mortal Kombat, and Dota 2.

Alongside the Winter Sale, fans can also expect a new profile background. The original release of the Steam Points store had its own craftable badge based on Steam Points spent, as well as a special, limited-time Golden Profile that could be purchased using points. The Golden Profile overhauled user profiles with glitzy gold, from the icon border all the way to how a user’s name looked on Steam’s friend’s list.

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It’s likely that all of these sales will include additions to the Steam Points store, while winter will likely release a brand new legendary profile background like summer’s golden option. The currently-available Golden Profile says that the next version will release in late 2020, right on time for Steam’s Winter sale.

In other words, get those wallets ready; the Fall Guys animated avatars are awesome.

Here is the full list of dates for Steam’s upcoming sale events, courtest of Steam.db.

Steam Sale dates for Halloween, Autumn, and Winter

  • Steam Halloween Sale: October 29 through November 2
  • Steam Autumn Sale: November 25 through December 1
  • Steam Winter Sale: December 22 through January 5


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