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[PC] Total War Saga: TROY - Free at Epic Game Store

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Free for a 24hr period right at launch. Full RRP after that period. More information at the Total War blog.

A Total War Saga: TROY is an Epic Games Store exclusive for 12 months – and will be available for free if you claim it in the first 24 hours.

In this legendary age, heroes walk the earth. In an act that shocks the world, audacious Paris, prince of Troy, elopes with the beautiful queen of Sparta. As they sail away, King Menelaus curses her name. He vows to bring his wife home – whatever the cost!

Edit: Link your Access and Epic Games Store accounts to receive the Total War Saga: Troy Amazons DLC when it's released in September.


Mod 14/8: Current Lineup of Free Epic Games

13/8 11pm - 14/8 11pm [PC] Total War Saga: TROY - Free
14/8 1am - 21/8 1am [PC] Epic - Free - Remnant: From the Ashes
14/8 1am - 21/8 1am [PC] Free - The Alto Collection (Alto's Odyssey / Alto's Adventure)
14/8 1am - 21/8 1am [PC] Free - 3 out of 10 (Episode 2)

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  • +2 votes

    audacious Paris

    Audacious?
    Laughs in Agamemnon.

  • +20 votes

    They're announcing new releases 6 weeks beforehand, then giving them away free for a day? I don't understand the motive, but I'm loving the free games.

    • +6 votes

      Want to be the next steam platform.

      • +18 votes

        " I haven’t heard anything about this game" but "It’s probably not a good game"…

        Makes perfect sense!

        • -10 votes

          Well considering it's releasing in 2 months, with the last trailers being released 8 months ago. No gameplay has been shown since then and their last total war game under the "saga" had mixed reviews. I think this game won't be as good as their other games.

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            @Bissy: That is a terrible reason to give the game away for free. A previous game got mixed reviews so let's give this one away for free…

            • -1 vote

              @brotherfranciz: I know my opinion is terrible. But I'm just pointing out this because why would you give away a brand new game for free? The Developers Creative Assembly probably know its not that good, so to bulid up hype they are giving it away for free. They will most likely take the Epic games money and make Warhammer 3. Also there is no gameplay at all for this game, how do we know what the quality will be. I'm not saying what they are doing is bad, I'm suggesting why they might be doing this.

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                @Bissy: Could also be releasing for free because it's a good game and people who then play it will say as such, yielding more sales in the end…

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                  @jpw007: They definitly could be releasing a good game. It's just that they haven't released any gameplay at all. They normal do for their other games, so I thought it was odd they haven't for this one.

                  • +1 vote

                    @Bissy: SEGA is making major money from EPIC games from this title. Then they'll also make money from the additional DLC sold for this game by players who indeed play it. DLC is always a major part of the Total War franchise. They'll make their money and then some. This is a smart business move.

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                      @Wickzki49: I 100% agree for both SEGA and Creative Assembly this a win. I'm not same its bad that they are moving to Epic games store, its just that I don't think the game itself will be as good as their other games.

              • +1 vote

                @Bissy: They are giving a brand new game away for free for the first 24 hours on release day. A game that will be exclusive for a year. Even if the game is bad, it's still a good thing but the total war games are an award winning series.

                The previous game Thrones of Britannia got lower reviews than their previous games because it hadn't changed all that much in regards to the prior game which was good. It was basically Atila reskinned with vikings.

                Troy is being made from the ground up on an upgraded engine. They are doing this to be nice as the game will most likely retail for around $80AU+ as even Britannia is still $60 AU.

    • -2 votes

      it's obviously throwing a bone to a dog…

      unless you can finish the game in 24 hrs and move on hence never look back…

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        Wot?

      • +4 votes

        Its not a free 24 hours. Its to claim forever within a 24 hour period

        • +1 vote

          I have realised that after I re-read it last week…

          my first thought is that you can only play for 24hours then done… want to continue then buy it.

          thanks for reminding it again

  • +10 votes

    I predict website/client breakage of Epic proportions.

    And I'll be doing my bit.

  • +16 votes

    Waiting on Lysander's comment about losses to the game developers and such

    • +2 votes

      Play nice folks. We're here for the bargain love. Leave the fights for other forums.

  • +2 votes

    Isn’t is a new game? How do they make profit?

    • +11 votes

      Epic pays them for it.

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        Does EPIC pay them the full price? MSRP?

        • +2 votes

          Companies can't and don't give games away without the prior approval of the devs. Devs need to pre-appprove/sign off on things like that. They would have made a deal with Creative Assembly so they are still getting paid.

      • +4 votes

        Games aren't that profitable. 99% of the $60 will be gross profit, but the net profit will be far far less.

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          Considering the size of groups for video games now, I'm surprised the price hasn't increased.

          I wonder if the amount of buyers is greater than inflation over the last 20 years, and how many units need to be sold to make the same profit as games in the late 90's/early 2000's.

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            @Salmando: Games are going up in price a little bit with special editions and some companies are trying to increase the base price as well.

            The size of the market has increased a huge amount though, that's where a lot of the growth has come from. For example, Mario Kart 64 sold around 10 million copies, while Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on Switch sold 26.7 million copies, despite being a remake of an older game.

  • +16 votes

    YES! only 72 days left

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      58 left and counting down…

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        The wait is over

  • +4 votes

    Interesting tactics by Epic. Getting bolder with every move!

  • +2 votes

    Why could they have not done this for Three Kingdoms instead? That looks more interesting.

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    Unbelievable.

  • +5 votes

    Wow Epic are pulling out all the stops now. I'm pretty sure they're going to pay us to use the Epic store at some stage.

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      Not a bad strategy

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    Nooice. Thank you, reminder added to my calendar

  • +2 votes

    When is Cyberpunk 2077 going to be free on Epic?

    • +3 votes

      "in 5000 days"

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        By that time Cyberpunk 7077 is out already

    • +1 vote

      In 2077.

  • +2 votes

    Woohoo epic games is on a roll.

    • +2 votes

      I was just picturing your comment with the sound from the "Paw Patrol Theme Song"…Bloody kids have it stuck in my head

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    better set a reminder or i'll likely forget by then :)

  • +8 votes

    No way… Wow Sega has never moved Total War on anything but Steam. This is massive and its free. Holy Sh** thats generous of Epic.

  • +3 votes

    This freebie might be 'special' - it seems it must be downloaded in the first 24 hours so you get to keep it for free.
    At least that is how Kotaku Oz reports it:

    "Having previously been a series that we first associated with DVD drives and then Steam, the next release in the Total War series—the spinoff A Total War Saga: TROY—is going to be a 12-month Epic Games Store exclusive. And it’ll be…free?

    At least initially. Anyone downloading the game within the first 24 hours of it appearing on Epic’s store will be able to keep it without paying a cent. Which is certainly a unique way to try and “sell” a game."

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      Lots of people now buy games after seeing streamers play them, this will guarantee it gets a fair bit of airtime for days after the first 24 hours.

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    Any idea what the gameplay will be like?

    • -3 votes

      You may or may not have heard of an indie website called YouTube. It has the answer you’re looking for.

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        I'm probably gonna get downvoted, but there is no gameplay for this game.

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          No you’re right. Not actual gameplay but a rundown of what to expect:

          https://youtu.be/bCPNcjI2xzo

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            @Cineaste: Yeah I hate these types of trailers, no game play insight whatsoever, which is to be honest, the most important aspect of a game, not its story.
            If I wanted to watch a movie, I'd watch the movie TROY, which I have many time before.

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              @zennow: The video I linked isn’t a story trailer.

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                @Cineaste: My bad. Still there's little details about the game play there. OH wells, we'll wait and see. Cheers.

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                  @zennow: They released gameplay, here is the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaOUxusiV5Q

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                    @Bissy: Cheers. Looks awesome. Hopefully it holds true and not just cinematics.

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                      @zennow: It's like asking how a GTA game plays. They play the same but are set in different times and locations with new additions and improvements each game.

                      The Total War series are real time strategy games. Go watch other Total War games for example Three Kingdoms (China), Shogun (Japan), Thrones of Britannia (Britain), Warhammer (Fantasy) etc.

                      Then know that this will play the same but being the newest in the series, it will have improvements and being named Troy it will be set during the Trojan War.

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    Lots of free games from Epic games, whats the catch they sell you your personal data?

    • +4 votes

      not necessarily. the main thing they want to do is get people to jump off the Steam bandwagon, as many gamers have been VERY reluctant to use a different platform.

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        I haven't bought much off Steam so I'm happy to jump

        • +1 vote

          well, there you go. Epic's marketing strategy clearly works. ;)

          • +2 votes

            @osaya: You're not wrong. I was exactly that. Very reluctant would be an understatement. Openly hostile. Now? I'm indifferent and I pickup every free game they put out. My Epic library rivals my Steam library… I guess they won me and a lot of people over.

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              @Hunterex: hey, free is free! ;)

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              @Hunterex: Also browsing through the epic store is just so much nicer. Every game is a real game and I can actually find cool games I've never heard of before.

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        Certainly gaining more people. Not sure they are taking many Steam customers so much as sharing them. Will there be enough cake to go around?

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    I've honestly ignored all the other free Epic games but I'll sign up for this.

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      There's been some excellent freebies recently

  • +3 votes

    Three things I expect from this game:

    1. An epic fully animated duel between Achilles and Hector just like the duels from Three Kingdoms.
    2. An incredibly detailed city of Troy with multiple interlocking walls, defenses, and breach points including possibly multi-phases of the siege battle.
    3. One horsey boi.
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    Another reminders. Thanks OP.

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    In 72 days :(

  • +1 vote

    Thank you. Just bought Oppo A9

    • -1 vote

      … you're welcome

      • -1 vote

        Wait what?

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          I think everyone is confused

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    So for us here in Australia this deal will commence Thursday 13/8/2020? anyone know the exact time it kicks off AEST/AWST? couldn't locate the time..

  • +10 votes

    To avoid delays and server timeouts on the day, I would recommend you signup for a Total War account beforehand and connect your Epic Games account.

    Register to get a Total War Access account.
    https://access.totalwar.com/auth/control_panel/?source=troy

    After you've registered, you'll need to link it with your Epic Games account (go back to the same link above). It should show 'Account Connected' on the Total War Access website when successful.

    FAQ here: https://www.totalwar.com/games/troy/troy-faq/

  • +5 votes

    Harness the power of two famed Amazons in the first DLC for A Total War Saga: TROY. Take on the role of Hippolyta, queen of the Amazons, or her fierce warrior sister Penthesilea, and carve out your own path during the Trojan War conflict.

    The Amazons DLC arrives in September and will be FREE with Total War Access. To claim this offer, you’ll need to link your Access and Epic Games Store accounts which you can do now if you like! To link your account, follow these steps:

    • Log in to your Total War Access account
    • Click on My Account in the upper navigation bar
    • Click on the Epic Connect logo and log in with your Epic account credentials
    • Grant permission to connect Access to your Epic account
    • “Account Connected” will be displayed in My Account screen
    • When Amazons DLC is available, follow instructions from the in-game menu to claim"

    Total War Saga: TROY - AMAZONS - Click on Wishlist to get notified.

  • +4 votes

    Apparently 11pm local time it should be available for us.

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      Wish they allowed pre downloading of the game

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      You worked it out exactly! Thanks

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    Doubt it's gonna be any good, but free is free

  • +1 vote

    Free now! Thank you very much OP!

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    its live. got it!