Epic Games Store sales are bound to continue in 2022, 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 when having to move back and forth between sales on multiple storefronts. Discounts also apply to both newer and older games, which is why we've put together this handy expected schedule of Epic Games Store sales for 2022.
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 2022, 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 2022's sales:
Epic Games Store Sale 2022 Schedule
- Epic Games Store Spring Sale 2022 - March 24 - April 7
- Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2022 - May 19 - June 16
- Epic Games Store Summer Sale 2022 - July 21 - August 4
- Epic Games Store Halloween Sale 2022 - October 18 - November 1
- Epic Games Store Black Friday Sale 2022 - November 23 - November 30
- Epic Games Store The Game Awards Sale 2022 - Early December
- Epic Games Store Holiday Sale 2022 - December 16 - January 6, 2022
Below, you'll find the schedule of Epic Games Stores in 2022.
Epic Games Store Spring Sale 2022
Expected to be active between: March 24 - April 7
The Epic Games Store Spring Sale 2022 is the first major opportunity of the year for players to grab discounted games. Past years saw it kick off as a traditional sale, including both smaller indie games like The Last Campfire and Spiritfarer, but also heavy hitters such as Hitman 3, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, and Red Dead Redemption 2.
Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2022
Expected to be active between: May 19 - June 16
Why have just one big sale every year when you can have more? That'll likely continue to be the reasoning behind the Epic Games Store Mega Sale 2022. If the past year is any proof, simply signing in awarded you a $10/€10 coupon which you could use on games that cost $14.99/€14.99 or above. Each time you used your coupon, you'd automatically get another and there should also be quite a few discounted games.
Epic Games Store Summer Sale 2022
Expected to be active between: July 21 - August 4
Another of the year's smaller sales, the Epic Games Store Summer Sale 2022 will probably not feature coupons of its own, but help us survive the summer drought with some cheap games we might have missed out on. Past discounts include strategy games Northgard and Spellforce III: Soul Harvest alongside The Banner Saga Trilogy and more.
Epic Games Store Halloween Sale 2022
Expected to be active between: October 18 - November 1
The Epic Games Store Halloween Sale 2022 usually makes the seasonal spooks more bearable by bringing down the prices of non-spooky games, too. Of course, if horror is what you're after, you should find some of that for a lower price than usual as well.
Epic Games Store Black Friday Sale 2022
Expected to be active between: November 23 - November 30
The Epic Games Store Black Friday Sale 2022 should challenge Steam's Autumn Sale with some discounts of its own. We expect it to run for a week, and feature discounts for at least a few notable releases.
Epic Games Store + The Game Awards Flash Sale 2022
Expected to be active between: Early December
EGS' The Game Awards Sale 2022 gives gamers a final opportunity to grab discounted titles before the big December Holiday Sale wraps up the year. The games nominated for the award ceremony are usually discounted, making it an opportunity to get both AAA and indie titles.
Epic Games Store Holiday Sale 2022
Expected to be active between: December 15, 2022 - January 5, 2023
The Epic Games Store Holiday Sale 2022 kicks off in late December is Epic's response to Steam's Winter Sale, featuring the biggest discounts of the year and coupon giveaways that make games even cheaper. Battlefield 2042, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy, Far Cry 6, and more counted among the discounted games last year.
Now that you're up to speed on the Epic Games Store Sale 2022 schedule, drop by our article covering Steam sales in 2022 to get the full picture. Additionally, here are all the free games you can get on the storefront in 2022.
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