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Did Epic get rid of free games?

Hey friend! As a fellow gaming enthusiast, I know you‘ve probably been wondering if Epic got rid of their awesome free games program.

The good news is Epic has confirmed they are continuing the weekly free games through at least the end of 2023! I know you don‘t want to miss out on these great freebies, so let me give you all the details.

A Look Back at Epic‘s Free Games

Ever since the Epic Games Store launched in 2018, giving away free titles has been a core part of their strategy. Some numbers for perspective:

  • Epic has given away over 765 free games as of January 2023.
  • They‘ve given away over $2,120 worth of free games in total so far.
  • Some of the most popular freebies have been Grand Theft Auto V, NBA 2K21, Civilization VI, Borderlands 3, BioShock Collection, A Plague Tale: Innocence, and many more awesome titles.

According to Epic, over 726 million free games have been claimed by users like you and me. It‘s an incredible program that benefits gamers.

Current and Upcoming Free Games

Now, let‘s talk about what free games you can grab right now!

At the time I‘m writing this, the current free games available are:

  • Mortal Shell – A hardcore soulslike action RPG with epic boss battles.
  • Severed Steel – A stylish first-person shooter where you can slice bullets in half!

The upcoming free games for next week will be:

  • FIST: Forged in Shadow Torch – An action-packed platformer set in a unique dieselpunk world. I‘m excited for this one!
  • Death Stranding – The acclaimed title from legendary developer Hideo Kojima starring Norman Reedus. Should be very unique.

You can always find the full schedule of upcoming free games on Epic‘s official free games page. The new free titles go live every Thursday at 8AM PT / 11AM ET, so mark your calendar.

Claiming and Playing the Free Games

Now, let‘s talk about how you can grab these freebies for yourself:

  1. Go to the Epic Games Store free games page.
  2. Make sure you‘re logged into your Epic account. If you don‘t have one yet, sign up, it‘s free!
  3. Click on the game you want to claim and hit "Get." It‘ll be added to your library permanently.
  4. Once claimed, you can download and play your free games anytime! Epic has apps for PC, Mac, Android and iOS.
  5. Enjoy your new free games! Be sure to come back each week and check the upcoming games so you never miss a freebie.

It‘s really that easy to start building an awesome library of free games through Epic.

Why Does Epic Give Away Free Games?

I‘m sure you‘ve wondered why Epic is so generous with free games. There are a few strategic reasons:

  • To get more gamers using the Epic Games Store instead of just Steam.
  • To build goodwill and keep players engaged with their platform. Free games = happy gamers!
  • To promote games from Epic‘s publishing and development partners.
  • To collect data on customer preferences and behavior. More users = more data.

According to Epic‘s 2021 year in review:

  • Over 500 million Epic accounts have been created.
  • 300+ million PC users logged in to use Epic‘s products and services.
  • 740+ million store installs across PC and mobile platforms.

So the free games are definitely working to bring in tons of users! Personally, I love scoring free games each week.

The Future of Free Games on Epic

Now as a fellow gamer, I know what you really want to know – will the free games continue?

Well, Epic‘s CEO Tim Sweeney has confirmed they plan to continue the weekly free games through at least the end of 2023. I‘d expect it to go even longer than that if it‘s succeeding in growing their user base.

Some future free games I‘m hoping to see:

  • Elden Ring
  • God of War
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Starfield
  • Hogwarts Legacy

What upcoming games would you love to see for free? Let me know!

Don‘t Miss Out on Free Games

So in summary friend, Epic‘s awesome free game giveaways are here to stay. Be sure to check in every Thursday to see the latest free titles, and grab them quickly so they don‘t expire. Let‘s keep on enjoying these free games well into 2023 and beyond!

I hope this guide gave you all the info you need on scoring free games with Epic. Game on!