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December 19, 2019 6:40 PM UTC

Will Free Games and a Holiday Sale Save Epic Games Store’s Reputation?

The sale is actually pretty impressive, with massive incentives including a $10 coupon and free games.

  • The Epic Games Store Holiday Sale is here.
  • The sale offers discounts of up to 75%, a $10 coupon, and 12 free games over the next 12 days.
  • These insanely good deals seem to be finally turning perception in Epic’s favor.

The Epic Games Store has finally dropped its Holiday Sale. The sale is actually pretty impressive, with massive discounts, a $10 coupon, and free games. The real question is: will this be enough to save their reputation with gamers?

Over the past year, Epic has been trying their hardest to ingratiate themselves with gamers. Unfortunately for them, it hasn’t really been working, partially due to how slow they’ve been with updates. Just last month it was still possible to find a decent amount of hate towards the storefront on Reddit. It looks like their latest effort has started to turn things in their favor.

As recently as last month, it was possible to find plenty of hatred towards the Epic Games Store on Reddit. | Source: Reddit

The Epic Games Store Sale Event

This sale is truly insane. Offering decent discounts is one thing, and these discounts are getting as high as 75% off. But, Epic is also offering free games every single day from now until Jan. 1. Of course, the free games are only a good deal if the games themselves are any good.

If the first game being given away is any sort of indicator, then we’re in for a very good 12 days. Today’s game is Into the Breach, a mech-combat strategy game from the creators of FTL: Faster Than Light. The game has an impressive 90 on Metacritic for the PC version. That’s one hell of an opening salvo.

As if that weren’t enough, the Epic Games Store sale also offers a $10 coupon. You can spend the coupon on any game which costs $14.99 or more, meaning you could be picking up a game for as little as $4.99. It really seems like Epic is trying hard to win over their detractors.

The general perception of the Epic Games Store on Twitter seems to be getting more positive. | Source: Twitter

The Sale Seems to Be Working

If you search ‘Epic Games Store’ on Twitter right now, you’ll find a lot of positive feedback. Many people are impressed by the deals being offered. Some have even asked why Steam isn’t able to offer deals anywhere near this good during their sale events.

If these responses are anything to go by, the Epic Games Store might be having a very merry Christmas this year. This might be the first sign that public perception is starting to steer in favor of the store, which can only be good news for Epic.

How long this will last, of course, is another question. The general public might start using the Epic Store, but there is little doubt that the die-hard haters will turn their noses up at it. Of course, if it’s just a few hundred people on a sub-Reddit somewhere, will it make any difference?

This article was edited by Gerelyn Terzo.

Last modified: January 22, 2020 11:40 PM UTC

William Worrall @mizushinzui

William Worrall is a professional writer based out of the UK who has been writing about video and tabletop games for over a decade and has covered industry events such as EGX and UKGE. Contact him at: william.worrall@ccn.com

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