Rocket League goes free to play today, and Epic will give you $10 to spend in the Epic Games Store if you redeem the free game there. You can nab the deal between now and October 23rd at 11AM ET. The coupon expires on November 1st at 3PM ET.
The company has not said why it is doing this promotion, but it’s likely trying to pull PC gamers away from Steam, convincing them to switch to the Epic Games Store instead. Rocket League has now been delisted from Steam, but you can still play your copy there, and that version will still receive “full support for future updates and features,” such as cross-platform play.
Of course, this is not the first time Epic Games has tried to incentivize people to use its platform to play PC games. Epic Games also gives away at least one free game every week. One of the biggest giveaways was a free copy of Grand Theft Auto V, and the rush to claim it caused an outage that lasted for hours.
The company has also been known to ink timed-exclusive deals for some PC games, launching them on the Epic Games Store first, such as Metro Exodus and The Outer Worlds. The latter has yet to be released on Valve’s digital storefront, where it’s still listed as coming in “2020.”