This week’s free game of the week is Borderlands: The Handsome Collection over on the Epic Games Store.
Epic Games continues its persistent run to compete with Steam. Today, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection was made free on the Epic Games Store. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection contains two games: Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel; valued at over $100. Today through June 4 customers will be able to download both games for free via the Epic Games Store. Borderlands takes over for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI as the free game of the week.
Preceding Civilization VI, Grand Theft Auto V was available for free download for a week. The release of Grand Theft Auto V for free pretty much crashed the store due to the high traffic. Once downloaded, these games can be kept in your library forever.
Epic Games continues its program of releasing a new game for free every week. At the beginning of 2019, Epic Games planned on announcing a new free game every two weeks. By June 2019, though, Epic deviated from that plan and announced they would be releasing a new free game every single week. Epic Games launched their store in 2018 on the hinge that their revenue split was far less than Steam. Big sales and free games have been Epic’s way of customer acquisition.
These games come for free during Epic’s Mega Sale. The Epic Mega Sale runs until June 11, where customers can expect sales up to 75 percent off on games such as Red Dead Redemption, Borderlands 3, and more. An apparent Reddit leak, which appeared to be poorly sourced, leading it to be dismissed, posted 13 days ago correctly predicted that these three titles would be made free. In the leak, ARK: Survival Evolved is predicted to be the next free game.
What do you think? Are you excited about The Handsome Collection as the free game? Will you pick it up? Tell us below!