Thursday, August 13th 2020

Total War Saga: Troy to Be Free on Launch Day via EPIC Games Store

(Update 13AUG2020: The game is now available for free on the EPIC Games Store platform, so make sure to go there and add it your basket STAT.)

Here's EPIC kicking up its free game offerings up several notches at once. Sega and Creative Assembly, developers of the user and critically-acclaimed Total War videogames, have announced that their latest release on that series, titled Total War Saga: Troy, will be available on launch day, August 13th, when it launches exclusively on EPIC Games Store. Based on Homers' Illiad, "A Total War Saga: TROY focuses on the historical flashpoint of the Trojan War, bringing the conflict to life as never before."

A caveat: the game will only be available for free in the first 24 hours following launch. Any claims after that will be met with the games' real price-tag. How's that for EPIC Games Store exclusivity deals? Check the games' trailer and confirmation of this promotion after the break.
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33 Comments on Total War Saga: Troy to Be Free on Launch Day via EPIC Games Store

#1
ShurikN
Gonna send this to my buddy, he loves Total War games.
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#2
lynx29
ShurikN
Gonna send this to my buddy, he loves Total War games.
I love them too. def going to grab this. i generally only play the campaigns, mess around in custom battles with AI, then i quit and move on. i never play multi. but i might try it this time i dunno
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#3
kapone32
I posted in the free games thread that this was insane and shows how much influence Epic has on the industry.
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#4
oldtimenoob
Ok, so on the 13th we all try and get the game and the servers crash and 24 hours later, we get nothing... GTA5 all over again, but at least there, we had a week.

Good luck to those that get it before the crash
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#5
droopyRO
kapone32
I posted in the free games thread that this was insane and shows how much influence Epic China has on the industry.
FTFY

I really hope that TW Warhammer 3 will not come out as an Epic exclusive.
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#6
kapone32
droopyRO
FTFY

I really hope that TW Warhammer 3 will not come out as an Epic exclusive.
That would be difficult to do especially if you want it to work with Mortal Empires.
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#7
delshay
oldtimenoob
Ok, so on the 13th we all try and get the game and the servers crash and 24 hours later, we get nothing... GTA5 all over again, but at least there, we had a week.

Good luck to those that get it before the crash
That's the kicker. Unlike GTA5 where you had one week, this game is months away. By that time so many users will know about it, it's almost certain to crash the server because you only have 24Hrs. I could not log in to my account for around an hour & even then I could not get to the check-out for GTA5. I did get the game about three hours later thou.
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#9
Vayra86
oldtimenoob
Ok, so on the 13th we all try and get the game and the servers crash and 24 hours later, we get nothing... GTA5 all over again, but at least there, we had a week.

Good luck to those that get it before the crash
You can also just claim the item and download it later.
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#10
kapone32
Vayra86
You can also just claim the item and download it later.
But you may not get through the claim process
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#11
Imouto
kapone32
I posted in the free games thread that this was insane and shows how much influence Epic has on the industry.
Cheapos gonna be cheapos.
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#12
ShurikN
kapone32
I posted in the free games thread that this was insane and shows how much influence Epic has on the industry.
Money... the word you're looking for is money
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#13
kapone32
Imouto
Cheapos gonna be cheapos.
I have always bought Total War games at launch since Shogun 2. With the undisputed success of Warhammer and the expected uptick in users due to 3 Kingdoms. I am willing to bet that no one saw this coming before it was announced.
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#14
Mr McC
Denuvo DRM makes free seem too expensive...
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#15
Franzen4Real
ShurikN
Money... the word you're looking for is money
Correct. It is quite obvious that the publisher/developer are making out on this deal or they would have simply said no, and went to any other distribution platform such as Steam. If Epic wants to absorb the cost to benefit the devs and customers, so be it.

In fact, when I pick this one up for free I'll be sure to also hit up their sale and make yet another unplanned purchase as a token of gratitude, just like with the GTA5 give away. BL3 looks like it will be the one. Thanks again EGS!!
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#16
Totally
delshay
That's the kicker. Unlike GTA5 where you had one week, this game is months away. By that time so many users will know about it, it's almost certain to crash the server because you only have 24Hrs. I could not log in to my account for around an hour & even then I could not get to the check-out for GTA5. I did get the game about three hours later thou.
I grabbed it after work no problem and no hassle bc I wasn't waking up at 4a.m.(for warhammer Troy, I will, tho.) to get that game for free. So yeah just wait till the rush is over. Personally, I'm going to try once as soon as the offer goes live. If the servers instantly caught fire then I'll try again half a day later.
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#17
droopyRO
Totally
I wasn't waking up at 4a.m.(for warhammer, I will, tho.)
It is Troy not Warhammer :)
kapone32
That would be difficult to do especially if you want it to work with Mortal Empires.
It would not be a surprise if Warhammer 3 was an Epic exclusive, hope i am 100% wrong thou.
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#18
Easo
droopyRO
FTFY

I really hope that TW Warhammer 3 will not come out as an Epic exclusive.
It is unlikely, due to Mortal Empires, but who knows.
This decision clearly was done due to more money than CA has faith in their own product being able to make.

Fans are not exactly happy...
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#20
kapone32
Readlight
History book story now in games.
Well they did 3 Kingdoms so why not the Illiad. It will be interesting how the Total War mechanic will work with the subject matter.
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#21
Agentbb007
delshay
That's the kicker. Unlike GTA5 where you had one week, this game is months away. By that time so many users will know about it, it's almost certain to crash the server because you only have 24Hrs. I could not log in to my account for around an hour & even then I could not get to the check-out for GTA5. I did get the game about three hours later thou.
Well here we are August 13 and I successfully got it for free and am downloading it now and 19MB/s so it looks like there servers were up to the challenge.
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#22
BiggieShady
Knew this, then managed to forget it, such a good thing TPU exists :lovetpu:
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#23
Lionheart
Hope they show the Trojan horse with a Epic Games Logo on it. :pimp:
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#24
Raevenlord
News Editor
BiggieShady
Knew this, then managed to forget it, such a good thing TPU exists :lovetpu:
Eh see, we're out here looking out for you!
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#25
goodeedidid
Got it, played it a bit, I didn't have one single issue. Also game plays pretty smoothly but it seems not to be a demanding title. Only 25GB drive space??
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