The Epic Games Store is giving away three free games for its users to claim this week, and they have until July 7 to grab them for their collections.
the Epic Games Store has been fighting an uphill battle ever since it launched in 2018. Despite the vast resources at Epic Games’ disposal, Valve’s Steam platform has firmly established itself as the premiere destination for PC games. In an effort to pull users away from Steam and to its Epic Games Store launcher, Epic Games has leveraged its resources to regularly give away games completely free of charge.
The Epic Games Store free games come in different ways. During big sales, the Epic Games Store runs mystery game promotions where users aren’t sure what the next free game will be until it’s actually made free. This keeps users coming back to find out what the mystery game ends up being, with the hope that one of the discounted games will catch their eye while they’re browsing the launcher. Most of the time, the Epic Games Store lets users know what the free games will be from one week to the next, and so is the case with the free games that are available now.
The current batch of Epic Games Store free games, available until July 7 at 10:00am CT, were announced a week in advance – at least when it comes to two of the three games, that is. Epic Games Store users have known for a week that they would be able to claim Geneforge 1: Mutagen and Iratus: Lord of the Dead for free, but they were only given a few days’ notice when it comes to Hood: Outlaws & Legends being one of the free games this week.
Epic Games Store Free Games This Week
- Geneforge 1: Mutagens (June 30 – July 7)
- Hood: Outlaws & Legends (June 30 – July 7)
- Iratus: Lord of the Dead (June 30 – July 7)
The fact that the Epic Games Store is giving users three games to claim for free this week is surprising since the launcher typically sticks with two free games in any given week, though there have certainly been exceptions to that rule over the years. There have been other times when the Epic Games Store has given away more than two free games, and the launcher has also gone on streaks where it only gives away one free game every week. Regardless, Epic Games Store users have until July 7 to claim Geneforge 1: Mutagen† Hood: Outlaws & Legendsand Iratus: Lord of the Dead for their libraries.
In the meantime, Epic Games Store users already know what to expect from next week’s offerings. From July 7 to July 14, EGS users will be able to claim Ancient Enemy and Killing Floor 2 for their collections.
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