Steam’s Lunar New Year Sale dates for 2021 leak out


It’s been less than three weeks since Steam’s 2020 Winter Sale ended, but it’s likely that bargain hunters will be happy to know that it won’t be long before you’ll be able to buy more games on the cheap from the world’s biggest video game digital distribution service.

This is because the start and end dates for this year’s Lunar New Year Sale have seemingly leaked out.

In a recent tweet (via GameSpot), Steam Database says that the store’s Lunar New Year Sale for this year will take place between the 11th and 15th of February.

Steam Database claims this information leaked from an email which was sent to Steam’s partners, and points out to the fact that the Chinese New Year is on the 12th of February, something which admittedly adds credibility to this latest Steam leak.

The Steam Database site tracks all sort of information related to Steam, such as weekly top sellers and concurrent players for games, as well as posting Steam-related news and rumors on its Twitter feed.

And if the dates for 2021’s Lunar New Year Sale are proven correct, it will mean that this year’s sale will take place quite a bit earlier than last year’s, which ran between January 23 and January 27.

The Lunar New Year Sale is themed around the Chinese new year, which as stated earlier is on February 12. According to the Chinese calendar, 2021 is the “Year of the Ox”. Last year was the “Year of the Rat”.

Aside from players getting discounts on thousands of Steam games, Valve (the company behind Steam as most of you already know) gave away “rat tokens” which were good for redeeming seasonal items, cosmetic goodies and coupons for further discounts during 2020’s sale (by the way, 2019 was the Year of the Pig as seen in Valve’s art for that year’s Lunar New Year Sale).

So those who missed on any bargains during 2020’s winter sale will likely have their wallets ready on February 12, 2021, even if it’s clear that Valve faces stiff competition from Epic Games Store sales and its weekly game freebies, but still remains a favorite of PC gamers worldwide no doubt.

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