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Epic Games Store to continue weekly free game through 2020

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What you need to know

  • Epic Games Store is an alternative PC platform like Steam.
  • So far, it's generated $680 million from total sales and has 108 million customers.
  • Epic Games will continue the weekly free game promotion into 2020.
  • You have to download the Epic Games Store and redeem them from the program.

It's no secret that the Epic Games Store is making significant strides in the PC gaming space. Today, an article by GamesIndustry stated that to-date, the marketplace has generated $680 million in player spending. It's also been used by over 108 million PC customers. The outlet said, "While much of that total can be accounted for by... Fortnite, the company noted that $251 million has been spent by players on third-party... games."

Given the fact that the Epic Games Store launched in December 2018, this is pretty impressive. While this figure pales in comparison to Steam, it still demonstrates that there there are a lot of gamers using the Epic Games Store. This may be due to the constant promotions it runs.

For a while now, the Epic Games Store has been offering a free game every week. It turns out that this is quite popular so Epic Games is going to extend this promotion through 2020. It's unclear if it'll be extended beyond that, but we suspect it will because it attracts a lot of players to the Epic Games Store.

Do you use the Epic Games Store? What do you think of it? What features does it still need? Let us know.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

4 Comments
  • They have a history of shady practices so I will never use it. Again, it would be nice to do a follow-up story on Darq.
  • I think it did well. I bought the game in a heartbeat to support his stance. He's about to release a DLC for it.
  • "You have to download the Epic Games Store and redeem them from the program" Actually, you don't have to.
    You can redeem your free game(s) from the Web Storefront after logging in with your account. I just added a free game now using Chrome browser on my Android phone.
  • Enjoy your Tencent installation.