The Steam Lunar New Year 2020 sale has officially begun, bringing in more discounts for new and old games. Wow, it feels like it’s only been a month since the last Steam sale, right? Oh, wait. I almost forgot about the Steam Winter Sale, which began on December 19. Well, there’s another one, and it runs just about parallel to the last sale.
The Lunar New Year 2020 sale features plenty of discounts, as well as tokens to earn. Much like with the Winter Sale, purchases made reward you in tokens to swap for goodies. Or, you can hoard your New Year Tokens for a $5 USD off coupon toward your next purchase. The coupon costs 5,000 tokens, which seems like a lot, but adds up as you drop that cash. You earn 100 tokens per $1 USD spent, meaning you’ll have to burn a minimum of $50 USD to nab that coupon.
Of course, you can also just buy some Lunar Sale-themed whatsits. As before, you can spend 500 tokens on chat stickers, 1,000 for chat room effects, or 5,000 on a profile theme. There are also animated profile backgrounds going for 700 tokens each. Naturally, as this is the Chinese Year of the Rat, everything has a rat motif. As a Year of the Rat myself, I’m a little intrigued. Though I don’t know why you can purchase a “pig in a blanket” sticker. Wasn’t that last year’s animal? You had your chance!
Gimme the goods
The Lunar New Year Sale is discounting a ton of games, as per usual. Unfortunately, some of the very new games, like Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, won’t being discounted. That’s natural, of course; it only came out last week. But Hades, which recently left Epic exclusivity, is on sale for 20% off at $19.99 USD. The team-based shooter GTFO is also getting a discount at 10% off, for $31.49 USD.
Monster Hunter: World is 25% off and going for $23.99. It’s a good time to pick up Capcom’s monster slaying adventure, as it just came out with the Iceborne expansion pack. You can pick up the base game and the expansion for $49.98. Like I said, good deal, if you can handle the bugs.
The Steam Lunar New Year 2020 Sale is going from today to February 1 at 10 AM PST.