The Epic Games Store (EGS) is the latest hot marketplace for all things PC gaming. Well, maybe not exactly on the same level as Steam, but commendable nonetheless. But they’ve been picking up steam (haha) lately as they release free games every now and then. Now, Epic have revealed and released their latest free game, and it’s a huge one. It’s Grand Theft Auto V.
Grand Theft Auto V is literally the second best selling game of all time, with over 120 million copies sold. So bringing this over for free was an obvious hit. And of course, unsurprisingly, the Epic Games Store then reported they were experiencing “high traffic” on the store. This of course amounted to a bunch of errors and people not being able to redeem the game for free.
We are currently experiencing high traffic on the Epic Games Store.
We are aware that users may be encountering slow loading times, 500 errors, or launcher crashing at this time and we are actively working to scale. We'll provide an update as soon as we can.
— Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) May 14, 2020
Unsurprising, but unbecoming on part of the EGS if they were truly gunning for Steam’s throne. But of course, what would shenanigans like this be on the internet without a bunch of people memeing the heck out of it. Check out some of the tweets below:
mfs that bought GTA V for $60 after finding out its now free: pic.twitter.com/0jYYYdyn4I
— singl3 is everywhere (@Singl3xr) May 14, 2020
* GTA V is now available to download for Free*
— Papi (@B3LIKETIM) May 14, 2020
Me after copping GTA V knowing damn well I ain’t got a computer that can run it pic.twitter.com/qVOaGrzhIe
— subbot #27395 (@spookybaker1) May 15, 2020
New Gamers after getting GTA V free from epic games store. pic.twitter.com/DJRhlMt4qd
— Muhammad Salman (@Muhamma20174327) May 15, 2020
GTA V free on epic games…
Epic Games server: pic.twitter.com/wT42Klc7Bk
— KETUR_RPZ (@KETUR_RPZ) May 15, 2020
— James.Bomb (@JAMAL0SY) May 15, 2020
So yes, people are finding a sliver of humour in the chaos Epic is going through right now. Be it on the people who have never owned GTA V, or the servers at Epic equating to a fan running through a CPU. GTA V will be free until 21 May, 11PM in Malaysia so just try downloading it after everybody has already copped their copy, and you should be fine.