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The Epic Games Store’s next free title has been announced
Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms will replace Alien Isolation and Hand of Fate 2
Next week’s free Epic Games Store title has been revealed.
Codename Entertainment’s licensed Dungeons & Dragons strategy management game Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms will be free to download from April 29 until May 6.
UPDATE: Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms is already free-to-play, but next week players will be able to download the Epic Champions of Renown bundle, which Epic says is worth over $100, free of charge.
To redeem the offer, players just need to log into Idle Champions of the Forgotten Realms through the Epic Games Store between April 29 at 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST and May 6 at 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm BST.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: Next week’s offer will replace Alien Isolation and Hand of Fate 2, which normally cost £29.99 and £23.99 respectively, but are currently free to download until April 29.
Epic claimed in January that the Epic Games Store had attracted over 160 million PC users since launching in December 2018.
The company has been giving away free titles on a weekly basis since the marketplace launched, including 103 games in 2020, collectively worth $2,407 based on US prices. Epic said users claimed over 749 million free titles last year.
Last month Epic outlined its vision for the future of social features on the Epic Games Store, including details about its party system, which is “coming soon”.
“We want to transform the Epic Games Store into a place where you can connect with your friends across platforms, effortlessly jump into parties with voice chat, and play games together without missing a beat,” it said.
Sony recently invested an additional $200 million in Epic Games as part of a wider $1 billion funding round which the Fortnite and Unreal Engine firm said will allow it to pursue future growth opportunities.
The PlayStation maker’s latest investment in Epic builds on the minority stake it took in the company in July 2020, when Sony made a strategic investment of $250 million.