- The Epic Games Store’s free games promotion is a highly anticipated event for PC gamers, offering a chance to try out new titles at no extra cost.
- During December, the Epic Games Store offers a “Mystery Games” promotion, giving away a free game every day for roughly two weeks, creating excitement leading up to the New Year.
- While the free games can vary in quality and popularity, gamers can still find great steals and discover new titles, as long as they keep their expectations in check.
The Epic Games Store has once again, for better or for worse, made a name for itself throughout 2023. With important news like how much Google paid Epic to put Fortnite on its Google Play Store, Epic’s struggles with not turning a profit on its digital platform, and how the Epic Games Store aims to bring in new exclusives with its more recent programs to help developers and publishers. Above all else, the digital store remains in players’ minds thanks to its weekly free games promotion.
Every Thursday at 10 AM CT, a video game or two is made free on the Epic Games Store for a week, with the other title (or titles) announced alongside it. This gives many PC gamers something to look forward to each week as some diamonds in the rough will be given a chance to be tried out at no extra cost, and some impressive titles are offered at a steal that any player would be remiss if they ignored it. However, in December, this deal is made even more impressive as the Epic Games Stores Mystery Games promotion gives out a free game every single day for roughly two weeks.
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The Free Mystery Games on the Epic Games Store is All About New Years
December is known all around the world as a month of giving. With holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah making it so many people want to get presents for their loved ones, this time of year is always big in terms of video game sales. While the Epic Games Store’s free games promotion gets into the holiday spirit by giving away more games that are presented like gifts to its users, it actually serves as a big New Year’s countdown.
For roughly two weeks out of the month, the Epic Games Store gives out a free game every day, leaving them for anyone with an account on the storefront to claim for 24 hours before the next present is opened and revealed at 10 AM the next day. This continues leading up to New Year’s, either ending on December 31 or the last Thursday in the month, which would be December 28. If this is the case, the last game would likely be offered until 10 AM that day, helping the Epic Games Store free games promotion go back into its normal weekly routine.
What to Expect Out Of the Epic Games Store’s Mystery Free Games
The most exciting part of the promotion is most certainly the fact that gamers can get a free game every day for two weeks. Other than that, the offerings are exactly as fans might be used to from the other freebies on the Epic Games Store. These can range from incredible steals, like fan-favorite games at no cost, to a title with critically mixed reviews but a plentiful supportive player base.
As there are many video game genres, the rate at which Epic gives out these freebies can help players who might not have had a game to try for the last few sets of offered titles. It serves as a great way for any PC gamer to pick up some great new games for free as long as they keep their expectations low, as not all the games will be highly acclaimed fan favorites or even something that they’d personally like.
Why Fans Should Temper Expectations for the Epic Game Store’s Mystery Free Games
Due to the nature of the Epic Game Store’s free games being unpredictable and almost like a box of chocolates, provided the list isn’t leaked in advance as was the case last year, not everyone will feel satisfied with what’s being offered. Considering the next free games on the Epic Games Store end their run on December 14, the promotion will either start there or sometime after.
An important thing to note also is that, as of this writing, the 2023 mystery games have not been confirmed by Epic just yet.