Elden Ring is on sale for the first time ever in the Steam Winter Sale

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Elden Ring, the game that dominated 2022 and is probably as close to a universal game of the year as we're ever going to get, has understandably not yet been on sale. But today is the big day, because for the first time since it launched in February, FromSoftware's action-RPG epic is marked down for the 2022 Steam Winter Sale.

Elden Ring on Steam is currently 30% off the regular price, dropping it to $42/£35/€42. The Elden Ring Deluxe Edition, which includes the digital artbook and soundtrack along with the full game, is also discounted by the same amount, taking it to $56/£46/€56.

That's not the deepest discount you're going to find in the Winter Sale, but it is the biggest price reduction that's yet been seen on Elden Ring. And honestly, I wouldn't expect it to go much lower anytime soon. Elden Ring is a runaway success, the first soulslike to become a mainstream hit, and it's a good bet that when DLC drops—and it will drop—its popularity will surge yet again. Elden Ring could easily be one of the biggest games of 2023, standing shoulder-to-shoulder with surefire sales hits like Starfield and Diablo 4. FromSoft could mark it down to an even lower price in some upcoming sale next year, but it sure doesn't need to.

Elden Ring is one of the biggest names in the Steam Winter Sale, but it's far from the only one: We're putting together a list of our favorite deals of the season to share later today, and in the meantime you can browse the whole, huge thing at store.steampowered.com. The 2022 Steam Winter Sale runs until January 5, 2023.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.