Wondering what the free game on the Epic Games Store is this week? Every week since Epic launched its rival to Steam, the platform offers at least one free game. These range from hidden gems and popular indies, such as Death's Door, to bigger hits, such as Dead by Daylight, Control, and Shenmue 3.
As you'd expect from something called "weekly free games," these offers only last for one week. Epic tends to announce deals a week in advance, so check back often to stay up to date.
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How to Redeem Epic Games Free Games
After you've signed into your Epic account, navigate to the game page, and choose "Get" where the "buy" button normally is. This automatically adds the game to your Epic Games library, and you'll get an email confirmation thanking you for your purchase. This email is sent automatically, and you're not actually charged for the free game you redeemed.
You'll still need to install the game once it's redeemed, so navigate to your library from the Epic Games Launcher to do that. Then, just like normal, select the game you want to download, and choose where to install it.
While the free deals only last for a week, you can keep the game forever. Even if you don't have space or time for the game now, there's really no reason to pass on an offer if you're interested in the game.
What's Free on the Epic Games Store Now
This week (March 31 - April 7), you can get two games for free, so be sure to grab them on the Epic Games Store. The first game is City of Brass:
Developed by Uppercut Games, here's the full description:
Become a daring thief in City of Brass, a first-person action adventure from senior BioShock developers. Armed with scimitar and a versatile whip, you’ll lash and slash, bait and trap your way to the heart of an opulent, Arabian Nights-themed metropolis – or face certain death as time runs out.
As for our second game, that's Total War: Warhammer, also available from March 31 until April 7.
As with the others, here's the official description below:
Hundreds of hours of gameplay await you at the dawn of a new era. Total War: WARHAMMER brings to life a world of legendary heroes, towering monsters, flying creatures, storms of magical power and regiments of nightmarish warriors.
Embark on campaigns of conquest as the valiant men of the Empire, the vengeful Dwarfs, the murderous Vampire Counts and the brutal Orcs and Goblins of the Greenskin tribes. Each Race is wholly different with its own unique characters, campaign mechanics, battlefield units and play style.
What's Free on the Epic Game Store Next Week?
Epic Games confirmed two games will be available from April 7 at 8am PT / 11am ET / 4pm GMT / 5pm CET, ending on April 12 at the same time.
First up is The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, which is described below:
You play the game as Paul Prospero, an occult-minded detective who receives a disturbing letter from Ethan Carter. Realizing the boy is in grave danger, Paul arrives at Ethan’s home of Red Creek Valley, where things turn out to be even worse than he imagined. Ethan has vanished in the wake of a brutal murder, which Paul quickly discerns might not be the only local murder worth looking into.
Second is Rogue Legacy, which we've also detailed below:
A genealogical rogue-"LITE" where anyone can be a hero. Each time you die, your unique child will succeed you. One child might be colorblind, another might be a dwarf with vertigo. But that's OK, because no one is perfect, and you don't have to be to succeed.
We'll keep this page updated when Epic Games confirm their next free weekly game(s), so keep us bookmarked when that happens.