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UPDATE 25.6.19: The Steam Summer Sale does indeed kick off today and is, in fact, going on right now!
Not only does the Summer Sale have discounts and deals galore, but this year’s sale also comes with a new event called the 2019 Steam Grand Prix.
You can team up with friends to complete quests, earn personal rewards, and race to be the first over the finish line.
Taking part in the event means you’re also in with a chance of winning games off your Steam Wishlist, so make sure you update it with your most-wanted games before you take part!
You can read the full rundown of the 2019 Steam Grand Prix rules over on its official Steam page. Go Team Cockatiel!
The Steam Summer Sale runs from today, Tuesday the 25th of June, until Tuesday the 9th of July, 2019.
Original article (and an explanation as to why the Summer Sale is the superior sale of the year!) continues below:
According to SteamDB, multiple sources have confirmed that the Steam Summer Sale is slated to start on June 25th and run for two weeks.
? Steam Summer Sale 2019 date leaked as per tradition, it will begin on June 25, 2019 at 10AM PST and will last for two weeks.
— SteamDB (@SteamDB) May 15, 2019
Valve try their best to not announce any of the sale dates before they happen, preferring to suddenly spring surprise sales on their customers instead. Of course, as is tradition, the dates have been leaked nonetheless.
The Steam Summer Sale has some of the biggest discounts and deals of any Steam Sale during the year. However, it’s not the next sale set to happen – that’s the Steam Spring Sale.
The Steam Spring Sale tends to last around one week and doesn’t have as many deep cut discounts as the Summer Sale does. Because of this, you might be better off waiting until June to hopefully snap up a bargain on that game you’ve been eyeing.
The next big sale after the Summer Sale is the Steam Winter Sale, which isn’t set to start until December. While it’s a beefy sale with deals and discounts similar to its Summer counterpart, it is an entire 7 months away, so we heartily recommend shopping the Summer Sale for the games you want.
In order to be prepared for all the deals that will be thrown at you, we suggest updating your wishlist, keeping an eye on SteamDB for game prices, and scouring the Steam store often. Happy shopping!