Star Wars Battlefront 2: Celebration Edition is free on the Epic Games Store from 14th January 2021! Here’s what I think about it.
Here are the games currently free of charge on the Epic Games Store. These are typically only around for a week, so if you see anything you like the look of you’d better move fast before they disappear!
Epic Games Store: Free Games – 14th January 2021
Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition
Battlefront II was a troubled beast at launch. While it was mechanically solid, the overall shooter gameplay wasn’t what everyone was talking about. As you might expect from a flagship EA game, it was absolutely riddled with microtransactions that had actual, tangible effects on gameplay. The feedback from customers and reviewers alike was so strong that it actually led to governments around the world investigating loot boxes. Because of that, several countries have either lobbied against them or outright banned them.
So that kind of overrides most other talk about the game. And the Celebration Edition includes all of the micro-transaction content, so a lot of the problems won’t affect you in this version. I don’t know if the grind is still real (because that was another complaint people had that encouraged the XP boost loot boxes), because outside of that the game is apparently pretty good.
Like the games industry in general, if you ignore all of the horrendous things it does, it’s actually pretty good.
Where to Get Your Free Games
To claim your free games, load up the Epic Games Store app or go to their website. Once you’ve claimed them, they’ll be available in your account forever and you can play them any time!
Click this link to see the full archive of every game that has been given away on the EGS!