2022 Steam Winter Sale – With the holiday approaching fast, all PC gamers are definitely looking forward to the steam winter Sale. However, some PC gaming stores have commenced their year-end sales. But some are quite the event that the steam Winter sale has turned into over the years.
The major question here now is when would be Steam Winter sale actually begin. While most of the year’s leaks have been the main source, we thankfully have some good information this year.
2022 Steam Winter Sale
Earlier this year, Valve itself revealed details concerning dates for some of its year-end sales on the Steamworks Documentation website, including the Steam Winter sale. Well, thanks to that we can now say confidently that the 2022 steam winter sales would commence on Dec 22, 2022 – Jan 5, 2023.
2022 Steam Winter Sales Schedule
The sales have been scheduled to commence when the steam store is refreshed at 10 AM PST/1 PM EST. However, it is expected to run until the same time on the 5th of January. Furthermore, they offer PC gamers about two weeks to sweep up any deals they may be interested in. And lots of discounts are expected from steam seeing as this is one of two annual sales where much of the steam library is discounted.
This sale is the third sale in as many months for Steam, which ran Autumn sales in October and November. They both possess similarity in scope and are shorter in duration than the steam winter sale is expected to be so even though steam users already possess recent tastes in discounts, the Winter Sale is undoubtedly the main course.
Steam competitors especially the Epic Games Store and GOG have kicked off their year-end sales, and they seem to be getting ahead of steam. The Epic Games store is going particularly hard this year, offering a free game daily and a $10 coupon on every full game that happens to be priced at $14.99 or higher. Steam’s sales almost would certainly be more reserved than Epic’s, though we are expecting plenty of deep discounts.
2022 Steam Awards
Now, it is worth having at the back of your mind that voting for the 2022 Steam Awards starts in the winter sale. However, it will wrap up on January 3rd, 2023, at 9 AM PST, with winners likely to be announced during the final days of the sale.
Although currently, you cannot vote, you still get to view categories and nominees on the Steam store. Also, you will need to decide now which games you’ll vote for when the time comes.
Upcoming Seasonal Sale Dates
- Autumn Sale: Nov 22nd to Nov 29th
- Winter Sale: Dec 22nd to Jan 5th
- Spring Sale: March 16th to 23rd
Does Steam still take 30%?
Yes, the 30% is still intact, but Valve now takes less money the more sales a developer makes. Nevertheless, in a bid to keep the biggest developers and publishers from leaving Steam altogether.
DO Steam Awards Expire?
Nope! It does not expire. However, you can as well get steam points if someone from the community grants an award to one of your users.
What will the Spring Sale look like? How will it be promoted?
Spring sales are like Autumn, summer, & winter. However, support levels from steam should be similar to those sales. Additionally, during these sale events, the entire front page of the steam store shifts to a different one.
When is Base Builder Fest?
Base builder fest will start from 23 January 2023 to 30 January 2023. However, which happens to be Monday, 48 days from now.