Star Wars Squadrons is the next Epic Games Store freebie

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Right on schedule, Epic Games Store has revealed the next title that it will be offering up to all of its users gratis in the coming week — And it looks like we’re headed to a galaxy far, far away, with the arrival of Electronic Arts space flight dogfighter Star Wars Squadrons, available to download next week.

Developed by EA Motive and released on PC and consoles in the fall of 2020, Star Wars Squadrons is a dogfighter that aims to capture the majesty, splendor and visual style of the iconic movie series. Boasting an original storyline set after the events of Return of the Jedi, Star Wars Squadrons puts players in dual roles as members of both The New Republic and The Galactic Empire, both of which are tasked with the creation or destruction of a devastating new vessel known as Project Starhawk.

Star Wars Squadrons features a full story campaign as well as several multiple modes, and allows players to pilot an array of famous ships such as the X-Wing, the B-Wing, the TIE Fighter, and the TIE Bomber. Stars Wars Squadrons received moderate praise for its visuals and authenticity to the Star Wars universe, though some lauded the title’s unfulfilling “work against yourself” story mode, as well as a general lack of content.

Star Wars Squadrons is available to download from Epic Games Store on November 24. Until then, users can still bag themselves current freebies Evil Dead: The Game and Dark Deity.

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