Black Friday PC game deals 2021 - what to expect from Steam, Origin, Epic Games Store?
Here is an overview of everything we know so far about the upcoming Black Friday gaming deals.
When is Black Friday 2021 and Cyber Monday 2021?
Historically the term "Black Friday" is related to the Friday after Thanksgiving day. However, for many retailers, "Black Friday" is just a marketing term used to advertise promotions launched weeks before the actual X-Day in discussion. These sales are then repeated or extended until, so called, Cyber Monday which indicates the Monday after Thanksgiving day. The entire period of sales is therefore usually referred to as "Black Week" or "Cyber week".
The actual Black Friday 2021 is going to happen on Friday, 26 November 2021. Cyber Monday 2021 will take place three days later, on Monday 29 November 2021.
It it expected, however, that gamers won't have to wait that long for Cyber week game sales 2021. Last year, many digital stores launched their sales several days in advance. For example Black Friday Origin Sale and Xbox Black Friday Sale started 7 days before Black Friday, while Ubisoft Black Friday deals launched 8 days earlier. In fact, majority of digital deals are available days in advance, with only a handful of gems appearing on the actual Friday.
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Steam Black Friday sale 2021 - date, games, everything we know
Even though Steam doesn't usually confirm the exact timing of their sales in advance, it is very easy to figure out the exact Steam Black Friday Sale date. For the last couple of years, Steam Black Friday event (usually advertised as "Autumn Sale") launched on Wednesdays, two days before the actual Black Friday. So far, the rumours and leaks only confirm that this tradition is likely to continue this year.
We can therefore assume with a high degree of certainty that Black Friday Steam Sale 2021 will start on Wednesday, 24 November 2021. The sale usually lasts for about a week and, according to rumours, will end on 30 November 2021.
Just like in many previous Steam sales, we expect that all deals will go live at once with no extra discounts appearing throughout the week. Meaning that there will be no special difference between Steam Black Friday and Steam Cyber Monday deals. The good news here is that you can safely purchase any title throughout the sale, without worrying too much that the game you're about to buy will be even cheaper a couple days later.
We highly recommend you to visit GG.deals during the Steam sale. Our site uses highly advanced filtering and sorting functionalities that let you discover the best Steam deals during Black Friday Steam Sale 2021 that suit your personal preferences. With thousands of titles on sale, browsing intuitively on Steam often feels like looking for a needle in a haystack. GG.deals uses an automated Deal rating that orders all deals from best to worst, allowing you to focus your attention on the most interesting offers. Furthermore, our "historical low" labels will indicate for you which games are at the lowest price point in their sale history! Not to mention the fact that you can compare prices from Steam Black Friday sale against other digital game stores and key resellers.
As for featured games, we predict that Steam Black Friday sale 2021 will include some of the hottest titles available on Valve's platform. There is a chance for the first discount on the recent MMO sensation from Amazon - New World. Since EA and Ubisoft are usually very quick to put their new releases on sale, we won't be surprised to see price cuts for FIFA 22 and Far Cry 6. It's unlikely however, that Battlefield 2042 Black Friday offers are going to be particularly generous given the fact the game releases only 5 days before the predicted Steam Black Friday Sale date.
Epic Games Black Friday sale 2021 - hoping for an Epic coupon and great freebies
When thinking of Black Friday PC game deals 2021, one cannot forget about the divisive Epic Games Store. The infamous Steam competitor has been regularly enlarging their digital catalogue and it now includes over 2000 PC games! Many titles like recent Alan Wake Remastered, NEO: The World Ends with You and Kena: Bridge of Spirits are still exclusive to Epic Games Store and you won't find them on Steam Black Friday sale. Therefore it is important not to miss Epic Games Black Friday 2021 - it is likely to feature discounted exclusive games as well as some free titles.
Speaking of Epic Store free games. Last year, the Fortinite developers spoiled the players with some amazing freebies during the holiday season, including Alien: Isolation, Darkest Dungeon and Cities: Skylines. Black Week free games were a little less eye-catching, yes still solid, with titles like Mud Runner and Elite Dangerous. What are we getting this year? There haven't been any leaks so far, but as soon as some rumours start emerging, we will surely keep you posted about it!
Many gamers will also be hoping for inclusion of so called "Epic coupon". Historically this coupon allowed customers to take advantage of 10 USD / 10 EUR / 10 GBP / 40 zł discount on all eligible games valued at 14.99 USD / 14.99 EUR / 13.99 GBP / 59.99 zł. Recent Epic sales no longer featured this discount, so bringing back the old tradition would surely make Epic Games Black Friday 2021 an unmissable event! It's worth mentioning that GG.deals added support for Epic coupons back in May 2020, so if such coupon appears this Black Friday, all eligible Epic offers will include the special discount on GG.deals!
Black Week 2021 on other platforms
It is safe to assume that Cyber Monday game sales 2021 will appear in majority, if not all, digital game stores supported on GG.deals. For many of them, Black Friday is the most important and most profitable period of the year and the sudden influx of customers allows them to cut their profit margins shorter, which then results in lower prices for us, customers.
Last year it was Ubisoft who launched their Black Friday game sale first. It was later followed by sales from 2Game, Microsoft Store, Origin, Fanatical and Green Man Gaming. Steam posted their deals on Wednesday and Epic Games Store followed with their sale on Thursday. Notably, two large game stores - GOG and Battle.net took the name of the event very literally and launched the game sales on Friday. Will the same strategy work for them again during Black Week 2021? We will find out very soon!
Even though Cyber Monday gaming deals are usually just a recap of offers available in the previous week, it's worth keeping an eye for these as well. Last year, Ubisoft introduced a special 20% discount on their full catalogue that stacked with the sale prices already available before! As a result, gamers could take advantage of some really exciting deals - like Assassin's Creed: Valhalla for $32 only 3 weeks after the release! Will we see such incredible offers as part of Cyber Monday game sales 2021? Find the answer on GG.deals on 30th Novemeber 2021!
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We want to make sure that GG.deals is the best place to explore Black Friday game deals. We will cover all sales in supported stores to keep you up to date with what's going on! If you are waiting for some particular games to go on sale, you can also create a price alert on GG.deals and get automatically notified on discounts that meet your chosen criteria! We hope that you find GG.deals useful during this busy season of sales!
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