Last week’s Epic Games Store promo was very successful for everyone involved.
For a full week, the Epic Games Store gave away free copies of the Celebration Edition of Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Despite the game’s troubled history, the giveaway was unsurprisingly a big success.
EA announced that Battlefront 2 has been claimed by over 19 million people, which has to be a new record. Signs of how popular the giveaway was were clear when EA’s servers struggled, repeatedly, to keep up with demand.
“Thank you so much for the continued support, even after our final content drop,” said EA.
More than 19M PLAYERS got #StarWarsBattlefrontII from the Epic Game Store promo!🤯Thank you so much for the continued support, even after our final content drop! We’ll watch your careers with great interest! May the Force be with you, troopers! pic.twitter.com/fC4A92HLNN
— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) January 25, 2021
Last year’s GTA 5 giveaway likely attracted more players, but those numbers are sadly not public.