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Over 19 million players claimed Star Wars: Battlefront 2 freebie on the Epic Store

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.

Last year's GTA 5 giveaway likely attracted more players, but those numbers are sadly not public.

The only other big giveaway in recent months has been Remnant: From the Ashes, which was claimed over 10 million times in August last year.

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