EA Motive’s 2020 space-combat sim that features both single and multiplayer campaigns, Star Wars: Squadrons, is currently free on the Epic Games Store. The game seems to be making rounds as it was recently free on Amazon about a month ago. Star Wars: Squadrons is primarily set after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi but its prologue begins before A New Hope. Star Wars: Squadrons received one of its final big updates in December 2020 with the Update 4.0 release that added the B-wing, TIE Defender, Custom Games, and Server Browser. In a kind of full turn of events, this free offering will end on December 1.
Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience STAR WARS™: Squadrons. Buckle up, feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron, and learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling STAR WARS™ single-player story.
“Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience STAR WARS™: Squadrons. Buckle up and feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron. Pilots who enlist will step into the cockpits of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets and fight in strategic 5v5 space battles. Modify your starfighter and adjust the composition of your squadron to suit varying playstyles and crush the opposition. Pilots will triumph as a team and complete tactical objectives across known and never-before-seen battlefields, including the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan.
Take control of starfighters such as the X-wing and TIE fighter. Customize loadouts and cosmetics, and divert power between weapons, shields, and engines, while immersing yourself in the cockpit.
Learn what it means to be a pilot in a thrilling STAR WARS™ single-player story set after the events of Return of the Jedi. Seen from alternating perspectives between two factions, iconic and emerging leaders on both sides are battling for the galaxy. The New Republic fights for freedom. The Empire demands order. We need you to join the galaxy’s finest.“
Star Wars: Squadrons is one of the few AAA games out there that doesn’t require a high-performance system to play. Recommended specs are an Intel i7-7700 / AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor with 16 GB of ram, Radeon RX 570 / NVIDIA GTX 1070 for VR, and 40 GB of storage space.