We usually get information about upcoming Steam sales first in the form of unofficial (though usually reliable) leaks. However, in the case of this year's recent events, we do not have to rely on such rumors. Valve has updated the documentation of the Steamworks platform, regarding the remaining sales scheduled for late 2021. In doing so, the company has confirmed the start dates for the three sales mentioned in the August SteamDB leak (and one additional one).
Upcoming Steam sales:
- October 21 - 25: Digital Board Games Festival
- October 28 - November 1: Halloween sale
- November 24 - 30: Fall sale
- December 22 - January 5: Winter sale
For now, we don't know much about these actions. It's been confirmed that the latter two will feature nominations and voting for this year's Steam Awards. The Digital Board Games Festival, on the other hand, will focus on - as you can guess - games card and board elements, "with a special emphasis on RPGs". However, there is no information on additional events, which often accompany every major sale on Steam.
- Steam - official website