Next week’s free Epic Games Store titles have been confirmed.

Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead and Ironcast will be free to download from July 8-15.

They will replace narrative-driven puzzle game The Spectrum Retreat, which normally costs £9.99 but is currently free to download until July 8.

Epic claimed in January that the Epic Games Store had attracted over 160 million PC users since launching in December 2018.

The company has been giving away free titles on a weekly basis since the marketplace launched, including 103 games in 2020, collectively worth $2,407 based on US prices. Epic said users claimed over 749 million free titles last year.

Innersloth said this week that 15 million copies of Among Us were claimed when the game was available for free on the Epic Games Store between May 27 and June 3, 2021.

Epic Games spent nearly $12 million securing titles for its regular free game giveaways during a nine-month period, according to a document released as part of the legal battle between Epic and Apple.

The Epic Games Store’s next free titles have been announced
The Spectrum Retreat is free to download from the Epic Games Store until July 8

It shows that Epic gave away 38 games during the store’s first nine months, each of which involved paying their developers a different ‘buyout price’.

Games like Super Meat Boy, World of Goo and Rime cost Epic $50,000 or less, while three games cost more than $1 million to secure – Subnautica ($1.4 million), Mutant Year Zero ($1 million) and Batman Arkham Collection ($1.5 million).

An Alan Wake remaster could be headed to the Epic Games Store, as could Final Fantasy 7 Remake, according to a site tracker.

The EpicData tracker, which searches for changes and new additions to the Epic Games Store database, recently spotted updates to two codenamed products which included references to the two games in their metadata.

Marvel’s Loki recently joined Fortnite as a playable character. The star of the new Disney+ show was added to Epic’s battle royale game as part of its $11.99 / £9.99 monthly subscription service, Fortnite Crew.

“This Pack features the Loki Laufeyson Outfit, his classic accessory the Loki’s Cape Back Bling, the glow stick of destiny Loki’s Scepter Pickaxe, the Chitauri Chariot Glider (not of Asgard or any world known), and the Loki’s Welcoming Loading Screen,” Epic said.

The Fortnite Crew subscription service launched in December 2020 alongside Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 5. In addition to the current season’s battle pass, each month Fortnite Crew subscribers receive 1,000 V-Bucks and a DLC pack featuring exclusive outfits and accessories.

Fortnite Chapter 2 – Season 7, which is titled Invasion, arrived in June. The game’s latest season brought an alien invasion to the Fortnite’s island, and with it a range of new gameplay features including pilotable alien craft and exotic new weaponry.

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