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Steam Summer Sale 2020 date confirmed: Cheap PC game deals to expect

Steam Summer Sale 2020 date and start time confirmed
Steam Summer Sale 2020 (Image credit: Valve Corporation)

The Steam Summer Sale 2020 countdown is on and deals are expected to go live in two days. According to several sources, Steam's big Summer Sale will start on June 25 at 9:55 am PT (12:55 pm ET) and end on July 9 at 10:00 am PT (1:00 pm ET). 

The highly anticipated PC game sale is the cloud-based gaming platform's first major event of the year. 

Developer Pavel Djundik of Steam Database first confirmed the Steam Sale dates on Twitter. If you're gaming on a budget, Steam's Summer Sale offers a great opportunity to score some of the best PC games on the cheap.

And with people staying home as a result of quarantine, PC gaming is becoming more popular. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, and PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds are currently the top three most-played games on Steam.

Although there are no specifics on which PC games will see discounts, last year's Steam Summer Sale took up to 85% off big and small titles. Similarly, we expect to see deals on AAA hits, indies, multiplayer games and cult classics.

This time around, Steam could offer shoppers even bigger discounts as an incentive to bring on new gamers. Similar to Amazon Prime Day's two-day shopping event, new deals will roll out every day during Steam's Summer Sale.

Next month, you can shop Steam's Summer Sale online or via a free Steam app for iOS and Android in the App Store or Google Play, respectively. With the countdown to Steam's Summer Sale now underway, it's a great time to start making a wishlist of games you've had an eye on. 

In the meantime, here are some of the best Steam Summer Sale deals from last year:

Steam AAA games

Steam multiplayer games

Steam hidden gem games

Steam VR games 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott is a Deals Writer at Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, bringing you the best bargains on laptops, gaming gear, smart home gadgets, and wearables. After graduating from Hunter College with a degree in Film and Media Studies, she's written for iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parle Mag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not bringing readers the best deals, she's streaming her favorite shows or attending a live concert or pro wrestling event.