Fri. Jan 21st, 2022

If you’re a PC gamer who hasn’t already, you might want to pop into the Epic Games Store and grab the latest installment for the 15 Days of Free Games promotion. It is especially worth your time because instead of giving users a single title like Shenmue III or Check, the Epic Games Store is ready to cough up the entire rebooted Tomb Raider trilogy: Tomb Raider Game of the Year Edition, Rise of the Tomb Raider 20th Anniversary, and Shadow of the Tomb Raider Definitive Edition.

Trying to add the titles to your digital library earlier today was more difficult than it should have been, as ongoing server problems, after the Fortnite malfunction, delayed the store. It’s unclear if Epic Games is still having issues or if people just really wanted these games, but according to the status page, everything should be running smoothly now.

If you’re wondering how Epic Games can afford to just give away games, check out the documents that surfaced earlier this year as part of Apple’s legal battle over the App Store. As Tim Sweeney confirmed on Twitter, the company negotiates a flat fee for the giveaways rather than per copy, suddenly making billions of dollars’ worth of software much cheaper.

We don’t know how much the company pays Square Enix to give away the Tomb Raider games, but a Arkham Trilogy giveaway in 2019 cost the company just $1.5 million – a relative drop in the bucket compared to the money Fortnite brings in, plus the value of adding more customers to its games store.

They can be added for free until January 6 at 11am ET, so you have plenty of time to get them – unless you forget and never actually do it, so it’s probably a better idea to just hit the ‘Get’ button now. click.

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