Epic Games Store sales will bring a steady stream of discounts in 2023, as the storefront has safely secured a spot in the gaming landscape, providing some much-needed competition to Valve and Steam.
It's always good to plan ahead when bolstering our endless backlogs, especially given how we need to track sales on multiple storefronts. That is why we've put together this handy expected schedule of Epic Games Store sales for 2023, in an effort to help signal when you will be able to grab stuff on your wishlist at a discount.
While Epic Games Store sales don't usually have as many bells and whistles as Steam's, they compensate through discounted exclusives and coupon giveaways.
Epic Games Store sales tend to begin on Thursdays, usually giving players a few weeks to peruse and decide which discounted titles they want to grab.
Should there be any significant changes in 2023, we'll be sure to update this article as soon as we catch wind of them. As always, keep in mind that these are our predictions, at least until each sale is officially announced. Here's a quick overview of 2023's sales:
Epic Games Store Sale 2023 Schedule
- Epic Games Store February Savings 2023 - February 2 - February 16
- Epic Games Store End of Winter Sale 2023 - March 9 - March 16
- Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2023 - May 18 - June 15
- Epic Games Store Summer Sale 2023 - July 11 - July 27
- Epic Games Store Halloween Sale 2023 - October 17 - October 31
- Epic Games Store Black Friday Sale 2023 - November 21 - November 28
- Epic Games Store The Game Awards Sale 2023 - December 7 - December 9
- Epic Games Store Holiday Sale 2023 - December 14 - January 4, 2024
Below, you'll find the schedule of Epic Games Store saless in 2023.
Epic Games Store February Savings 2023
Active between: February 2 - February 16
The Epic Games Store February Savings Sale 2023 replaces the Lunar New Year sale this year. Although it kicks off a bit later, it still brings with it a good set of discounts for anyone looking to refresh their library early in the year. Titles like Goat Simulator 3, Need for Speed Unbound, and Dying Light 2 count among those you can grab for a cheaper price while it's live.
Epic Games Store End of Winter Sale 2023
Active between: March 9 - March 16
The weeklong Epic Games Store End of Winter Sale 2023 replaces the spring sale that usually occurred later in the month, bringing a new set of discounts as the first half of March comes to a close. Both newer and older games participate, so you can get the likes of GTA V, Borderlands 3, Goat Simulator 3, alongside the more recent Tortuga - A Pirate's Tale for a cheaper price.
Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2023
Expected to be active between: May 18 - June 15
A single big sale throughout the year isn't enough and you'll be hard-pressed to find someone who disagrees. The month-long Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2023 embodies that belief and will likely feature plenty of discounted titles alongside an endless supply of coupons that further reduced the price of eligible games.
Epic Games Store Summer Sale 2023
Expected to be active between: July 13 - July 27
Another of the year's smaller sales, the Epic Games Store Summer Sale 2023 provides a good opportunity to grab new titles that keep us busy during the summer drought. Last year's discounts included Evil Dead: The Game, Salt and Sacrifice, and Sifu, among others.
Epic Games Store Halloween Sale 2023
Expected to be active between: October 17 - October 31
The Epic Games Store Halloween Sale 2023 brings with it seasonal spooks while also slashing the prices of several non-spooky games.
Epic Games Store Black Friday Sale 2023
Expected to be active between: November 21 - November 28
The Epic Games Store Black Friday Sale 2023 should challenge Steam's Autumn Sale with some discounts of its own. It runs for a week and should come with multiple notable releases available at a cheaper price.
Epic Games Store + The Game Awards Flash Sale 2023
Expected to be active between: December 7 - December 9
EGS' The Game Awards Sale 2023 gives gamers a final opportunity to grab discounted titles before the big December Holiday Sale wraps up the year. The nominated titles for the award ceremony are usually discounted.
Epic Games Store Holiday Sale 2023
Expected to be active between: December 14 - January 4, 2024
The Epic Games Store Holiday Sale 2023 should kick off in mid-December and is Epic's response to Steam's Winter Sale, featuring the biggest discounts of the year and unlimited coupons that make prices even more accessible. God of War, Saints Row, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands, and more were discounted last year, while coupons slashed 25% off the price of full games that costed $14.99 or above.
Now that you're up to speed on the Epic Games Store Sale 2023 schedule, drop by our article covering Steam sales in 2023 to get the full picture. Additionally, here are all the free games you can get on the storefront in 2023.
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