Free! Rogue Company Season Four Epic Pack on Epic Games Store
Each week, check out my latest article for the new hit game or add-on released for free from the Epic Games Store! This week it’s an utterly explosive Epic-exclusive add-on for the hit multiplayer action game Rouge Company. Following the theme of other games in the genre, Rogue Company releases new seasons of content for players to enjoy, but this time Epic gamers can kick off the season with a massive boost. These add-ons usually cost anywhere between $5—25 dollars (while the base game is free) so this is definitely worth it, even if you just want to play a few rounds casually.
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The Epic Games Store has been around for a while, the lesser-known alternative to Steam, the nearly-ubiquitous platform for game purchases since it launched in 2003. But, where Steam originally existed and launched to promote Valve games, Epic Games Store launched in 2018 and quickly rose to success on the Fortnite franchise. At the time of Epic’s launch, Steam took a dramatic 30% cut from the sales of video games through their platform! This hurt both game designers and users, just wasn’t very nice. But the folks behind Epic realized something excellent: they could take a much lower cut and still have a profitable business. This led them to fast domination of the indie market, as small publishers flocked to the far better terms offered by Epic.
Epic Games Store offers some seriously incredible discounts on a regular basis, in addition to all the normal discounts one would expect on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the usual holidays. But the most exciting is their weekly free game or add-on, which simply harpoons all competitors.
When I first heard about this free game, I thought that can’t be real. They must only offer tiny indie games. Not at all, dear reader. Not. At. All. Epic frequently lists incredible A-lister games on their weekly deal, as well as sometimes offer two free games instead of one. In addition, just because a studio is smaller doesn’t mean the games it makes aren’t incredible. I’ve picked up some of my favorite new games, for free, from this platform, and most of them have been made by smaller studios (or as side-projects for teams from big studios).