Civilization VI Is Free-To-Keep On Epic Game Store

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Epic Game Store's next free game of the week has been revealed. The rumors and leaks were right, as you can now claim Civilization VI for free and it will be yours to keep forever. Keep in mind that only the base game is free and you will still need to purchase the DLC if you want the full experience.

Civilization VI was released back in 2016 and is still getting new content from developer Firaxis. Just today, a brand new DLC, Maya & Gran Columbia Pack, was released for $8.99. You can get the new DLC for free if you had the New Frontier Pass. Even after four long years, the Civilization VI community isn’t slowing down. The game has around an average of 38,000 players on Steam alone. We can expect this number to grow even further as the game is now free.

The rumors claiming that Civilization VI is the next free ESG game started a few days ago. The leak first appeared on Reddit and was later tweeted by Wario64. The leak revealed the next three free games by Epic Games Store. Civilization VI went free on May 21, and Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is expected next on May 28, followed by Ark: Survival Evolved on June 4.

Given that the Civilization VI claim was correct, we think it’s safe to assume that Borderlands: THC and Ark will also go free on their rumored dates. The Handsome Collection is my personal favorite one. It consists of both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel along with all DLC.

The Epic Games Store has really ramped up its free games. Previously it offered really small indie titles for free with some big AAA games, however, last week EGS gave away one of the best-selling games of this generation, Grand Theft Auto 5. The demand for GTA 5, even after seven years, was so high that it flooded the Epic Store servers.

So what do you think? Are you interested in Civilization VI? Do you think Steam should respond to this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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