Just like PayPal predicted, the Steam Summer sale kicked off at 6pm BST yesterday. The annual sale has just gotten underway on Steam, and PC gamers will be able to grab some rather nice discounts. However, it doesn’t feature the classic deal rotation seen in older Steam Sales. Gamers can go ahead and pick up deals without worrying that a better deal will be coming along tomorrow. Despite this, there is a new “Sticker Book” mini-game for players to take a look at.
This Sticker Book mini-game is more like a series of quests as opposed to an actual mini-game. Players must complete different activities to collect stickers for every day of the sale. New quests will be added each day of the sale, and they seem to be mundane tasks. The current ones have players view their friend activity page and go through their Discovery queue. Nothing too exciting and probably things that players were going to do anyway. It’s difficult to know however what else Valve has in-store for us with this new quest series.
The reward for completing the Sticker Book is a cosmetic badge, and it looks like the Summer Trading Cards aren’t included in this quest system. These cards are still obtained by crafting badges and buying games.
As PayPal predicted, the Steam Summer Sale will be ending on July 5th in just under two weeks time. All of the current deals will last until the end of the sale and no new deals will be coming. So those looking to spend during this sale should pick up some games at any point without being concerned that there will be a better deal.
The Steam Summer Sale 2017 includes games, software, Steam Link and Steam Controller. In addition to this HTC is running a sale on their own website where gamers can get a Vive for $750 which includes a $50 Steam gift card.