GTA 5 came out for free on the Epic Games Store and the store's servers went down almost instantly. A lot of players tried to download this gift, but many had to wait for things to calm down. A week later and with the services completely restored, the Rockstar Games title has given way to another free video game. There have been no surprises, in the sense that the product had already been leaked. It is nothing more and nothing less than Civilization 6.

The Firaxis strategy game, one of the most successful contemporary strategy titles, can be downloaded completely free from May 21 until next Thursday of the 28th. Later, it will be the turn of the next ones on the list, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection and Ark: Survival Evolved, according to leaks. All these games you can get for free and keep permanently.

How to get Civilization 6 for free on Epic Games Store

If you want to get Civilization 6 for your computer and keep it forever through the Epic Games Store, it is very simple, as we will explain in four easy steps in this article. If you want to get this offer, we show you the steps to follow:

1. Create an account on the Epic Store

If you don't have an account on the Epic Store, the first step is to create one. The Epic Store is a digital store and client from which you can buy games, similar to Steam or GOG. Epic Store also currently has the uniqueness in that it offers a free game every Thursday. During the week it is on sale, you can add it for free to your personal gaming library and once you do it it will be yours forever.

Epic Games Civilization 6

To create an account click here, and select the option for which you want to sign up. You will find a menu where you will have to input country, name, surname, username, email address, and password. You can decide to receive information about offers or not, but you will have to activate the box that says "I have read and agree to the terms of service".

If you have a Facebook, Google, Playstation, Xbox, or Nintendo eShop account, you can choose one of those icons above and use your login to create an associated account without having to re-enter your information. After completing the process and accepting everything, you will have your user account ready to enter.

2. Download and install the client

The next step is to download the client that contains the Epic Store. You can go to the official page and press the button that says "Get Epic Games" on the top right of the page, where a window will open with the installer program. Then you can download it wherever you want and run it.

Epic Games Civilization 6

Another window will open to install the program, choose the location that you prefer based on the space you have of your hard drive(s), and install. You can choose for the program to start automatically when you turn on the computer or ask it to only run manually.

3. Activate two-step verification

Important! Before you can access your free Civilization 6 game, it is essential to activate two-step verification from the Epic Games client. Once you have it open, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the ACCOUNT page.
  2. Click on the PASSWORD AND SECURITY tab.
  4. You will receive a unique code every time you access the account with the password.

In case you use an authentication application Epic suggests these programs:

  • Google Authenticator
  • LastPass Authenticator
  • Microsoft Authenticator
  • Authy

By doing this, you will not only have a more secure account, but you will also be able to purchase your free game of the week, which for this week is Civilization 6.

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