Civilization VI will be free until May 28th, at 4pm BST.
You can try bypassing the timed out authenticating with Epic online services error by restarting the Epic Games and Rockstar Launchers, but this is a slim fix at best for GTA 5. Seeing Vice City back does not seem to be an issue to many fans, but others hope developers would introduce something new such as bringing the story a few decades back and offering a retro-themed environment. Now, you will be able to start a game up on one device and pick it up later on another device connected to the internet.
For those who have been living underneath a rock, Civilization VI is part of a long-running 4X strategy series that has been developed by Firaxis Games and published by 2K. It's not often that we see full-priced games being given away free of charge with no strings attached.
When the unbelievable offer went live last week the huge demand sent the Epic Games Store offline as soon as the deal became available.
It's not unprecedented: Epic Games regularly offers premium games as free downloads.
Here are free Xbox and PS4 games you can download in May 2020. In order to do that, head to your account, click on the Password & Security tab, and choose the 2FA option you prefer.
If you're new here, you'll find a basic rundown on how the free games work and how to claim below.
Civilization 6 was released in October 2016 on Mac and Windows PC.
Civilization VI is the latest high-profile PC game to be given away by the Epic Games Store, following hot on the carjacking heels of Grand Theft Auto V. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection includes: Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-sequel games in one package, All bonus add-on content for both games, adding hundreds of hours of gameplay, Cooperative gameplay for up to four players online.