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When is the next Steam Sale? Summer Sale 2017 times, dates and best deals


Best Steam Deals

Taking place at regularly throughout the year, Steam sales offer some of the year's very best PC gaming deals, but they're often announced at short notice. Want to get ahead of the pack? Here's everything you need to know about bagging a bargain in 2017 – it's not long now until the Steam Summer Sale and the dates may have already leaked!

As expected, 2016 featured no less than four Steam sales – the Steam Summer Sale, Halloween Sale, Autumn Sale (aka Black Friday Sale) and Winter Sale (or Christmas Sale).

Enter 2017 and we have a whole new year of epic Steam Sales to look forward to. Here's what we know so far about the times and dates of Steam's next batch of sales.

When is the next Steam Sale?

Based on previous years, we expect the next big Steam Sale to be the Steam Summer Sale 2017 and to take place some time in June. Read on for more details.

After that, it'll be a bit of a wait until the next big sale, but fear not, as Steam is running 'Weeklong Deals' each and every week this year, with discounts of up to 90% on offer.

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When is the Steam Summer Sale 2017?

The Steam Summer Sale is usually the biggest Steam Sale, and in 2016, it kicked-off on June 23 and ran until July 4. PayPal UK tweeted the details in advance, though Valve itself didn't announce the sale.

In 2017, we've been banking on similar timing for a while. Now, the first Steam Summer Sale leak has landed, apparently revealing this year's details.

According to this reddit thread (H/T PCGamesN), the 2017 Steam Summer Sale will take place between June 22 and July 5, which sounds about right.

The speculation is based on a screenshot seemingly grabbed from the closed Steamworks developer group, with Valve presumably alerting devs of the dates ahead of time so they can prep their deals.

Keep an eye on the Steam Store on those dates and bookmark this page, as we'll be updating it with all the latest rumours, leaks and information, plus all the best Steam Summer Sale deals once they are live.

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Think the leaked dates for the Steam Summer Sale 2017 are right? Let us know in the comments below.


June 20, 2016, 11:02 pm

Will Grim Dawn and Titan Quest Gold be on sale?

Ian Gillis

June 21, 2016, 3:57 am

gog had them on sale already :P


June 21, 2016, 8:15 am

Do people wait for sales any more other than for newer titles?

I now have 709 games on Steam, most of them through bundles and even the purchasing of those has slowed dramatically being as the offers are replicated so many times.

Looking at you Deep Silver.

I do buy the odd bundle now, but with all of those titles to work through buying anything in the Steam sale is out other than participating in the actual community event.


June 21, 2016, 10:05 am

Will be looking for some bargain DLC for TS2016 and Euro Truck Sim 2. I don't wait for sales if there's something I'm keen on any time, but i find it's always worth looking for those extras you might not otherwise bother with.


June 21, 2016, 5:50 pm

I'm going to be going for the Saints Row Franchise pack and Borderlands 2 DLC if it's on sale


June 21, 2016, 6:17 pm

Pretty sure last year it was PayPal too who leaked the sale. Valve don't care?

Brock Lesnar

June 22, 2016, 4:40 am

Fallout 4 here I come.


June 22, 2016, 6:39 am

the division please!


June 22, 2016, 1:38 pm

I hope Grim Dawn is.


June 22, 2016, 3:50 pm

Hi, is GOG like Steam where you have to have a client installed and have to be logged into the client like Steam does or can you download the game from GOG and install and play?

Christopher Prats

June 22, 2016, 4:11 pm

GOG gives you a product key which is used on the game's respective DRM. For GTA, you have to use social club. For EA games you have to use Origin. For Ubisoft, you have to use Uplay. Many GOG games use steam. They only give you the product key and you have to add it to the client the game uses.


June 22, 2016, 5:07 pm

Thank you!

mody noor

June 22, 2016, 10:47 pm

The witcher 3 i hope


June 23, 2016, 4:46 am

The Secret World please


June 23, 2016, 12:44 pm

Second this, Along with portals/portals 2 and bioshock infinite for games i have never played but should have

Kacper Arr

June 23, 2016, 2:56 pm

I think you confused GOG with GMG. All games on gog are drm-free. You buy the game, it's added to your library and you can dowload the install files of the game and install it whenever and wherever. They also have a steam-like client which is purely optional to use.

Kacper Arr

June 23, 2016, 3:03 pm

All games sold on GOG are drm-free. When you buy a game you can dowload and install it without using a client and you don't have to be online to play it.


June 23, 2016, 4:21 pm

Uh, no.


June 23, 2016, 4:49 pm

its not 5:45


June 23, 2016, 4:56 pm

Nor is it 5:56.

Come on Steam, my wallet's far too full!


June 23, 2016, 4:57 pm

Ahh there it is!

Ian Gillis

June 29, 2016, 5:10 pm

Nope. It's completely optional client which tracks time played and acheivs. All DRM free

Preston Brady

December 10, 2016, 10:15 am

I had to buy celebrity style jackets i found at famous-jackets .co .uk and got free jacket as a Christmas gift. ;)


December 10, 2016, 6:06 pm

Surely calling it the "winter sale" is more PC than "holiday sale" as it doesn't even go near the existence of ANY holiday.


December 14, 2016, 3:44 am

This is a Global Offensive against the PAYDAY (2) gang.

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