19 Million People Got Star Wars Battlefront 2 For Free From the Epic Games Store
More than 19 million people picked up Star Wars Battlefront 2 for free during the game’s recent Epic Games Store promotion. That’s approximately the same number of new players as the population of Chile.
The news was revealed by the EA Star Wars account on Twitter, in a tweet that thanked players for their continued support. “More than 19M PLAYERS got #StarWarsBattlefrontII from the Epic Game Store promo,” the tweet reads. “Thank you so much for the continued support, even after our final content drop!”
The promotion, which allowed players to pick up the game free of charge, saw a massive influx of new players to the game. The promotion caused some trouble with the game’s servers, forcing EA to increase capacity. This also coincided with a bug that saw players losing XP, which was promptly fixed.
More than 19M PLAYERS got #StarWarsBattlefrontII from the Epic Game Store promo!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! pic.twitter.com/fC4A92HLNN
— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) January 25, 2021
Players who picked up the game during the promotion were given access to the Celebration Edition of Star Wars Battlefront 2, which includes all of the customization content purchasable in-game from launch, all the way up to Battlefront 2’s ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ update.
In other EA Star Wars news, a report has suggested that a new Knights of the Old Republic game is in the works, without original developers Bioware. We also learned in early January that Ubisoft is working on an open-world Star Wars game alongside the newly-reformed Lucasfilm Games.
Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.