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Steam Games Sale 2018 COUNTDOWN: When is the Steam Lunar Sale? Dates, Times, Predictions

One of Steam’s (in)famous sales is due to go live later this week, offering gamers all around the world the chance to make some incredible savings.

According to website whenisthenextsteamsale, gamers are expecting the company to make its next sale live in two days time – kicking off on February 15th.

This isn’t confirmed, however, but it would align nicely with the Lunar New Year… something Steam sales have been known to do before.

Typically, the Sales go live in UK time at around 6pm.

So you should get your wallets ready for what will likely be one of the biggest discount events in gaming so far this year kicking off soon.

We could see some of the biggest titles of the latter half of last year – Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, The Evil Within II, Cuphead and more – make an appearance in the sale.

We’ll keep updating this piece with new information as it becomes available.


By whenisthenextsteamsale’s own admission, the site has a margin of error.

Since Valve never announces Steam sale dates up front, it’s hard to predict exactly when they’ll launch.

Steam sales return every year in a relatively stable frequency, however, and based on data from the last few years, the site determines when upcoming sale dates could be.

These predictions are a combination of the following factors:

• Dates and months in which a sales started
• Which day of the week a sale usually starts
• How long a sale usually lasts
• What dates/events a sale generally hits

The last Sale we saw on the Steam storefront was around Christmas – or what Steam calls its ‘Winter Sale’.

The period saw Steam offer some amazing discounts on games over the few days it was live: Portal 2, Life is Strange: before the Storm, Rainbow Six: Siege, Tekken 7, Inside, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Prey and more were all on offer at amazing prices.

Steam Sales have become the things of legend: the offers and deals in the events are often huge, and allow gamers to see up to 90% slashed from the RRP of some titles.

So make sure you check your wishlist – you may well get a good deal on quite a lot of the titles listed in there.

We’ll update you as more news breaks.

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