Epic Gave Away More than 19 Million Copies of Star Wars Battlefront II

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Did you remember to grab your free copy of DICE’s Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition from the Epic Games Store last week? We’re certain that you did, as the promotion turned out to be more popular than anyone might’ve imagined based on a tweet shared by EA’s official Star Wars account today. Apparently, over 19 million users got in on the deal to battle against one another as Luke Skywalker, Darth Maul, Yoda, and other iconic characters at zero cost.

“More than 19M PLAYERS got #StarWarsBattlefrontII from the Epic Game Store promo!,” EA revealed. “Thank you so much for the continued support, even after our final content drop! We’ll watch your careers with great interest! May the Force be with you, troopers!”

Star Wars Battlefront II’s popularity should be of no surprise to anyone who took advantage of the Epic Games Store deal early on, as the influx of new owners crippled EA’s servers and subjected players to various error messages, preventing them from enjoying the game’s multiplayer modes.

“Seeing Error Message 623 or 918 in #StarWarsBattlefrontII?,” EA tweeted a day after the deal went live. “Sit tight, we’re on it! An incredible number of players have joined us during our @EpicGames Store free week and we’re scaling up new servers to welcome you all to the Battlefront.”

It’ll be interesting to see what EA and DICE cook up for the third installment, which seems inevitable based on the series’ newfound popularity. Star Wars Battlefront II received its final major update, The Battle of Scarif, last April.

Tsing Mui
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