There are usually six Steam Sales each year: Lunar New Year, Spring, Summer, Halloween, Autumn (for Black Friday), and Winter (for Christmas). They're fairly predictable, but exact dates are only revealed at short notice, which keeps us on our toes.
Steam Autumn sale dates
The Steam Autumn Sale is live now, but be quick, it only lasts for a few days.
This year Black Friday falls on 27 November, and the sale runs until 10am PST/6pm GMT on 1 December.
For Black Friday savings in other areas, remember to check out our full guide to the best Black Friday deals for tech and gaming.
What are the best Autumn sale deals?
Unsurprisingly there are absolutely loads of discounts across the store, but here are a few of the best we've picked out:
- Death Stranding - £27.49 (-50%)
- Sid Meier's Civilization 6 - £12.49 (-75%)
- Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout - £12.79 (-20%)
- The Sims 4 - £4.19 (-88%)
- Star Wars Squadrons - £20.99 (-40%)
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order - £21.99 (-60%)
- Resident Evil 3 - £16.49 (-67%)
When is the next Steam Sale?
After the Autumn Sale, next up is the Winter Sale, which takes place in December to tie in with the Christmas period.
It's likely to start in mid-December and run for two weeks, likely ending some time around New Year's Eve.
Then it's only a month or two to wait until the next sale, the Lunar New Year sale, which is likely to take place in February 2021.