Star Wars Battlefront 2: Celebration Edition is free on the Epic Store

Star Wars Battlefront 2
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Star Wars Battlefront 2, one of the good things to come out of EA's decade-long exclusive partnership with Disney, is now free for the week on the Epic Games Store. The Celebration Edition includes the base game and all customization content released up to, and including, the Rise of Skywalker expansion.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 was a reasonably okay multiplayer shooter when it came out in 2017—"a spectacular, occasionally very fun tour of Star Wars battles that disappoints with a boring story, crappy progression system, and endless grenade spam," we said in our 63/100 review—but was better known as the game that kicked off the long-running loot box controversy that led to heightened scrutiny of industry practices and new regulations in some countries. EA stuck with it, though, and it ultimately evolved into "the best Star Wars game we've had in years."

Star Wars Battlefront 2: Celebration Edition is free on the Epic Store until January 21. The interstellar extravaganza will continue after that with the outstanding sci-fi 4Xer Galactic Civilizations 3.

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Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.