(WTXL) — The maker of Fortnight tried to give away GTA V for free Thursday, but the demand caused the Epic Game Store website to suffer a crash that lasted eight-hours.
The heavy traffic to the store may have affected other Epic services as well, as an official Fortnite Twitter account said Epic was investigating issues on both PC and Mac and later said there were also issues on iOS and Android.
We're investigating issues on PC and Mac that may impact Launcher logins and in-game purchases.— Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) May 14, 2020
We'll provide an update as we have more info. pic.twitter.com/YlFUP3vQEy
Epic is letting users claim the Premium Edition of GTA V, which includes “the complete GTA V story, Grand Theft Auto Online and all existing gameplay upgrades and content,” according to according to the studio, as well as the Criminal Enterprise Starter Pack, which gives you additional content and $1,000,000 bonus cash for GTA Online.
Epic has given away dozens of free titles since launching its PC store in December 2018, and the company said in January it plans to continue to give away free games through 2020.