Far more than 19 million people picked up Star Wars Battlefront 2 for totally free through the game’s modern Epic Games Retailer advertising. Which is about the identical variety of new players as the population of Chile.The information was revealed by the EA Star Wars account on Twitter, in a tweet that thanked gamers for their ongoing help. “Extra than 19M Gamers acquired #StarWarsBattlefrontII from the Epic Sport Retail outlet promo,” the tweet reads. “Thank you so a great deal for the continued assistance, even after our last content drop!”

The marketing, which authorized gamers to select up the sport cost-free of cost, noticed a significant inflow of new players to the activity. The promotion prompted some difficulties with the game’s servers, forcing EA to enhance capability. This also coincided with a bug that noticed players shedding XP, which was instantly mounted.

More than 19M Gamers obtained #StarWarsBattlefrontII from the Epic Game Retail store promo!Thank you so significantly for the continued aid, even immediately after our final content material fall! We’ll look at your professions with wonderful curiosity! May perhaps the Drive be with you, troopers! pic.twitter.com/fC4A92HLNN

— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) January 25, 2021

Gamers who picked up the video game throughout the advertising had been provided obtain to the Celebration Edition of Star Wars Battlefront 2, which features all of the customization information purchasable in-game from launch, all the way up to Battlefront 2’s ‘The Rise of Skywalker’ update.

In other EA Star Wars information, a report has proposed that a new Knights of the Previous Republic recreation is in the functions, with out first builders Bioware. We also learned in early January that Ubisoft is doing the job on an open up-entire world Star Wars recreation alongside the freshly-reformed Lucasfilm Games.

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