Epic Game’s GTA V Freebie Brought Over 7 Million Users To Its Store

Published 08/20/2021, 10:26 AM EDT


Back in May 2020, Epic Games surprised all the fans by offering GTA V free in the Epic store. The deal was so popular that it took down the store for approximately eight long hours. According to Internal Epic Slide, the response was so crazy as it brought over 7 million new users to its store. That free GTA V pickup was quite a success for Epic Games.

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Epic vs. Apple trial documents revealed how many new users each free game has brought to the Epic Game Store. Some other major games like Subnautica and Civilization 6 also attracted a huge number of sign-ups. It was under 1 million and 2.5 million respectively. However, no one can come close to the whopping 7 million marks set by the ultimate Grand Theft Auto V.

Despite boost, GTA V could not steamroll the competition

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Though the company got an enormous wave of new users, Epic Games is a little behind their principal competitor, Steam. Epic Games still has quite a long way to go to catch up with Steam. According to a report, the number of active monthly users of Epic Games is approximately 58 million. On the other hand, the number of active monthly users of Steam is over 120 million. That’s not even half of what Steam has.

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The slow growth rate of Epic Games

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Back in December 202, Epic Games reported having 56 million active monthly users. This means that there is an improvement, but the improvement is not enough. The store was able to increase only 2 million users, and that’s a slower rate of growth. Back in December 2019, the jump was quite huge, as Epic Games jumped from 32 million in 2019 to 56 million in 2020.

However, despite the slow growth rate, Epic Games is quite determined and committed to its platform. It has recently announced a closed beta for self-publishing to bring some more new users to the store. Well, we can say that store is trying hard to hike up the sale growth with more and more freebies.

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The free games offer is still going on. Yooka-Laylee and Void basters are available for free this week and Automachef is on the line for next week.

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Vitasta Singh

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Vitasta Singh is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. She is currently pursuing her graduation in English Literature and Psychology. Before joining EssentiallySports she used to write articles for Silver Mantle Solutions on various niches such as games, fitness, business, entertainment, and fashion.

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