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What’s free on the Epic Games Store this week?

Epic’s free PC games are available every Thursday

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PC gamers with an Epic Games Store account (it’s free) can now pick up Death Stranding, the epic, narrative adventure from Hideo Kojima.

Death Stranding’s adaptation for Windows PC launched in 2023 a year after the game did for PlayStation 4. It’s a little hard to describe or reduce to a genre, especially if you’re trying not to spoil it’s story. “The challenge of Death Stranding itself comes from carrying packages between different points on a large map,” our Games of the Year recap for 2019 said. “But you’re also impacting the world around you with contraptions to help yourself and others accomplish that job.”

The Epic Games Store freebies are available to anyone who has an Epic Games Store account; they’ll be added to your library and launched from there. Epic has been giving away free games on a weekly basis, as an inducement to join the store (and play Epic’s own games, such as Fortnite), since it launched in December 2018.

When does the Epic Games Store update with free games?

Typically, Epic refreshes its lineup of free games every Thursday at 11 a.m. ET/8 a.m. PT.

Epic Games Store 2023 free games history

  • May 11 to May 18: The Sims 4 Daring Lifestyle Bundle
  • May 4 to May 11: Against All Odds, Horizon Chase Turbo, and Kao the Kangaroo.
  • April 27 to May 4: Breathedge and Poker Club
  • April 20 to April 27: Beyond Blue and Never Alone
  • April 13 to April 20: Second Extinction and Mordhau
  • April 6 to April 13: Dying Light: Enhanced Edition and Shapez.
  • March 30 to April 6: Tunche and The Silent Age
  • March 23 to March 30: Chess Ultra and the World of Warships Starter Pack: Ishizuchi
  • March 16 to March 23: Warhammer 40,000: Gladius — Relics of War
  • March 9 to March 16: Call of the Sea
  • March 2 to March 9: Rise of Industry
  • Feb. 23 to March 2: Duskers
  • Feb. 16 to Feb. 23: Warpips
  • Feb. 9 to Feb. 16: Recipe for Disaster
  • Feb. 2 to Feb. 9: Dishonored: Death of the Outsider and City of Gangsters
  • Jan. 26 to Feb. 2: Adios and Hell is Others
  • Jan. 19 to Jan. 26: Epistory – Typing Chronicles
  • Jan. 12 to Jan. 19: First Class Trouble, Gamedec — Definitive Edition, and Divine Knockout
  • Jan. 5 to Jan. 12: Kerbal Space Program and Shadow Tactics — Aiko’s Choice
  • Jan. 1 to Jan 5: Dishonored — Definitive Edition and Eximus: Seize the Frontline

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