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Star Wars: Battlefront II will be Epic Games Store’s free game next week

The best-selling Star Wars: Battlefront II game by EA Games will be Epic Games Store’s free game next week. It will be yours to keep if you’re able to grab it within a limited period of time.

Lead the Inferno Squad in Star Wars: Battlefront II

Star Wars: Battlefront II follows the story of Iden Versio, the commander of the Inferno Squad, an elite group of soldiers of the Empire. The story takes place between Episode VI and Episode VII of the films, with DLCs covering early parts of Episode VII as well. The game allows fans to play as various heroes and villains in the Star Wars universe, spanning all nine episodes from the prequel series to the sequel series.

Battlefront II is the sequel to the 2015 reboot of the series. It is the fourth game in the entire Battlefront franchise. Critics originally gave the game low reviews because of its predatory microtransactions. However, critics still praised the game’s fun gameplay loop, while also criticizing the game’s hollow story. Regardless of these, Star Wars: Battlefront II still received multiple nominations in game awards races, including Best Online Multiplayer in the Game Critics Awards 2017.

Claim the free game from the Epic Games Store

Epic Games is very generous in giving its users free games every week. This includes a 15-day long giveaway which awarded users a free game every day during the holidays. This week, from January 7 to 13, the free game is Crying Suns, a tactical rogue-lite set in space. Battlefront II will be free from January 14-20.

To get your free game, you only need to make an Epic Games Store account. Creating an account is free. Epic Games Store is the storefront of video game developers Epic Games, creators of Fortnite. Epic Games started the store to compete against Valve’s Steam, the largest digital games storefront.