Thanksgiving and Black Friday are pretty different in 2020 than in past years, but the online gaming sales and events? They’re eternal. Join us for a run-down of all the best MMO events and Black Friday 2020 sales live now on Steam and elsewhere! (And no, these aren’t affiliate links!)
Aion – NCsoft’s got a “Black Cloud Friday” promo set running with “several account-limited bundle items, such as the Stigma Enchantment Bundle, Gear Enchantment Bundle, and Legendary Transformation Special Bundle.”
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Turkey Day begins tomorrow!
ArcheAge Unchained – Under 10 bucks on Steam now.
Ark Survival Evolved – Turkey Trial 4 is up and running now with double everything rates plus special critters and skins. The base PC game is a whopping 80% off on Steam.
Astroneer – Under $20 on Steam.
Atlas – Under five bucks on Steam.
Black Desert PC – As usual, BDO has gobs of events and sales. Make sure you pick up your season server coupons and claim your mailed gifts! It’s $3 on Steam too.
Black Desert Mobile – Up to 90% off on cash shop items.
Blade & Soul – NCsoft has a Hongmoon coin promo running in addition to the ongoing Golden Harvest Festival.
Boundless – Under $20 on Steam.
Broke Protocol – Down to just two buckaroos.
Champions Online – Cryptic has a Zen charge bonus live.
Citadel Forged With Fire – Half off on Steam.
Conan Exiles – Up to 43% off, including some of the bundles and DLC.
Continent of the Ninth Seal – Here’s a fun one as this game actually has a Black Friday-specific in-game event, including the Chaos Arena, which is definitely what you can expect going into a store on Black Friday, but especially right now during COVID. Don’t do it, friendos.
Crowfall – ArtCraft is running multiple promotions and sales aimed at both new members and guilds in particular.
Dark Age of Camelot – Currently partying hard with the Harvest Celebration.
Dark and Light – It’s down to 10 bucks.
Dauntless – Ramsgiving is back starting today! “This year, we’re introducing a number of new offerings to the store, as well as bringing fan-favourite items and new curiosities to the shop of a returning vendor in Ramsgate: Honest Ozz.”
DC Universe Online – Daybreak’s got a Bonus Source Marks event on, with 25% off source mark packs and 50% off some gear.
Defiance 2050 – Gamigo is running 70% discounts on starter packs, among other offers. Plus, the holiday events are running: “From November 23, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PT / 18:00 CET until December 7, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. PT / 18:00 CET travel through the open world and participate in the listed minor and major Arkfalls to qualify for the Poultromancer Sawed-Off Shotgun!”
Destiny II – Bungie’s got the merch shop up to 60% off, and a chunk of its DLC are on sale too.
Diablo III – You can get the base game for $10 at the moment.
Dungeons & Dragons Online – DDO is putting gobs of stuff on sale, including some expansion bundles.
Cordovan has announced that the old DDO market has all the older xpacs (Ravenloft, Shadowfell, MotU) 50% until Jan 9th, then they will no longer avail there – new packages will be available on the new store that may not have all the same in-game goodies. https://t.co/9GK7BAaU5k
— Phoenix (@druidsfire) November 25, 2020
Elder Scrolls Online – “Black Fredas” marks the cheapest Greymoor has ever been at 67% off. Crown store bundles are on sale too. The Undaunted Celebration itself has been bumped to next week.
Elite Dangerous – Don’t forget Elite’s free on the Epic Games Store right now, barring any residual bugs. Or you can pay 7 bucks or so on Steam. You pick.
EverQuest – The “Feast of Giving 2020” offers 20% off bags plus bonus XP through next week.
Fallout 76 – It’s around $13 on the Bethsoft store and Steam.
Final Fantasy XIV – Shadowbringers is down to 20 bucks.
Foxhole – It’s $12.99 on Steam right now.
Gloria Victis – Its supporter bundle is almost half off.
Grim Dawn – OK, it’s not an real MMO, but you’re gonna like it anyway, especially since it’s so cheap right now.
GTAO – It’s $15 through Steam.
Guild Wars – It’s “special treats week” in the classic MMO. Through November 28th.
Guild Wars 2 – Anet is running sales and handing out freebies all weekend, so log in to claim yours. Notably, character slots are 30% off Friday, bank tabs are 30% off Sunday, and shared inventory slots are 20% off Monday. There are sales for the expansion deluxe upgrades and living world seasons you may have missed too.
Harry Potter Wizards Unite – Niantic is running two test events this week: Tonic for Trace Detection Spotlight (today) and Knight Bus Spotlight (tomorrow).
Last Oasis – Steam has it at a third off.
Lineage II – Yep, NCsoft’s put goodies in both Lineage II and Lineage II Classic on sale.
Lord of the Rings Online – Expect a hefty sale on expansions in addition to the weekly cash shop pricecuts.
MapleStory – Nexon is running an absolutely insane sale, a new one every day through Monday.
Meadow – The Might and Delight bundle is around $15.
Monster Hunter World – Steam’s marked it down to over a third off.
Neverwinter – Everything in the cash shop is 30% off, plus there are some limited-time bundles and bonus campaign currency this weekend.
No Man’s Sky – It’s 30 bucks on Steam and worth every penny.
Old School Runescape – Buncha merch on sale.
Osiris New Dawn – Steam has it at half off.
Outlaws of the Old West – Under $10 on Steam.
Phantasy Star Online 2 – Hey, a new game on this year’s list! Its Thanksgiving festival runs through December 8th.
Pixark – Hey, I’d almost forgotten about this game, but it’s rolled out Thanksgiving! Expect a banquet, pardoned turkey, decor, food, and a new critter too.
PlanetSide 2 – Thanksgiving coincides with the game’s 8th anniversary; there’s a bunch of bundles on sale right now.
Portal Knights – Steam has it down to $7.99.
Project Gorgon – 33% off on Steam.
Red Dead Online – The big sale starts next week when the game is $5, but right now there are 30-40% off sales running for outfits, weapons, and saddles.
Runes of Magic – The Autumn Banquet is already waiting for you.
Sea of Thieves – Rare’s handing out freebies through Twitch drops this weekend. It’s $30 on Steam.
Secret World Legends – Up to 60% off on Steam.
Skyforge – My.com has put a ton of sales up to half off in-game (on PC).
Star Citizen – It’s not technically a Thanksgiving event, but the free-fly is on anyway.
Star Trek Online – Black Friday: The Final Frontier has arrived; Cryptic’s calling it “one of its biggest sales ever.”
Staxel – Under $8 on Steam.
TERA – TERA’s console edition is running multiple events through the weekend.
Trove – Turkeytopia is back again! We’ll be streaming this on Thanksgiving night, so stay tuned to OPTV.
Valnir Rok – $10 on Steam.
Warframe – Merch is on sale right now with goodies up to 40% off.
Wild Terra – Up to 50% off on Steam.
World of Warcraft – If you’re playing WoW right now, you’re probably busy in Shadowlands, but hey, Pilgrim’s Bounty is live through Monday in case you need a break from the new stuff. The Blizzard gear store has a ton of sales running too.
Wurm Unlimited – It’s marked down to just over $7.
The Yellow King – Half off on Steam.
Xsyon – It’s 67% off.
Spot anything we missed? Help your fellow readers out by dropping it in the comments!