Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free

STAR WARS: Squadrons is now available completely free for Windows on the Epic Games Store, as the store's latest weekly giveaway. You have until next Thursday to lock this in a tractor beam, and it will be yours to keep. At that point we'll get two more freebies, which will be Fort Triumph and RPG in a Box. Here's a briefing from Admiral Ackbar on why today's present is not a trap:
Master the art of starfighter combat in the authentic piloting experience STAR WARS™: Squadrons. Buckle up and feel the adrenaline of first-person multiplayer space dogfights alongside your squadron. Pilots who enlist will step into the cockpits of starfighters from both the New Republic and Imperial fleets and fight in strategic 5v5 space battles. Modify your starfighter and adjust the composition of your squadron to suit varying playstyles and crush the opposition. Pilots will triumph as a team and complete tactical objectives across known and never-before-seen battlefields, including the gas giant of Yavin Prime and the shattered moon of Galitan.
Take control of starfighters such as the X-wing and TIE fighter. Customize loadouts and cosmetics, divert power between weapons, shields, and engines, while immersing yourself in the cockpit.
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Re: Free STAR WARS: Squadrons
Nov 26, 2022, 02:57
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Re: Free STAR WARS: Squadrons Nov 26, 2022, 02:57
Nov 26, 2022, 02:57
 
This game is really cool and immersive in VR. Recommend! And if you like it, go give Elite Dangerous VR a whirl. Thank me for tens of hours of immersive fun later.
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Re: Free STAR WARS: Squadrons
Nov 26, 2022, 01:42
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Re: Free STAR WARS: Squadrons Nov 26, 2022, 01:42
Nov 26, 2022, 01:42
 
I had a weird issue with this. I don't have Epic Malware installed (I use Legendary and Rare for a gui), so when I tried to play this game, it gave me a weird error at first. You need EA's launcher installed for some reason, even though it's being given away by Epic. So I did that and discovered I actually have an account and two other games on there.

Anyway, I get the game running but then it defaults to HDR being turned on which totally screws up the gamma on my display. I couldn't figure out how to change it from the options in the game. I close out hoping to restart and get back to an initial screen that I clicked past to see if there was a setting I missed, only to find that Windows now looked like crap too. WTF? I restart and try changing inputs on my monitor, and even uninstalling and reinstalling nVidia drivers. None of which helped. After like an hour, I found an HDR setting in Windows itself. For what ever reason, the game was telling Windows to turn on HDR. So I toggle that off, and from there, I find out there's a settings file I have to edit for the game to turn off HDR. Once I did all that, now it looks great.

Never had an issue like that before.
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free
Nov 25, 2022, 20:53
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 25, 2022, 20:53
Nov 25, 2022, 20:53
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 25, 2022, 20:36:
Didn't they give away all 3 Batman's? That feels like the winner. Also Prey and Xcom2

Yeah and all 3 tomb raiders. Not too shabby Epic. Come here Tim, I wanna give you a big smooch...no tongue, I promise
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free
Nov 25, 2022, 20:36
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 25, 2022, 20:36
Nov 25, 2022, 20:36
 
Didn't they give away all 3 Batman's? That feels like the winner. Also Prey and Xcom2
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free
Nov 25, 2022, 19:26
Jivaro
 
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 25, 2022, 19:26
Nov 25, 2022, 19:26
 Jivaro
 
HoSpanky wrote on Nov 25, 2022, 08:01:
Prez wrote on Nov 25, 2022, 06:57:
Yeah this is hands down the best freebie they've ever done. That I'm saying that about an EA game is even more astounding.

Ehh, I’d argue Control was a better freebie, but I have no childhood affinity to Star Wars.

You would have a strong argument IMHO, and I do have a completely unhealthy childhood affinity and reverence for Star Wars. Control is an amazing game of above average polish and quality.
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free
Nov 25, 2022, 10:18
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 25, 2022, 10:18
Nov 25, 2022, 10:18
 
Ant wrote on Nov 24, 2022, 21:41:
I played this briefly during its free weekend on Steam. It was fun, but I still prefer the old X-Wing and TIE Fighter. Even X-Wing Alliance!

I would love a spiritual successor to X-Wing Alliance. I think a really good contender would be having you play as Hera Syndulla and piloting the Ghost seeing as Rebels explained at the end that Hera's crew fought through the entire Rebellion and participated/survived the Battle of Endor (mirroring Ace Azzameen)
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free
Nov 25, 2022, 08:01
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 25, 2022, 08:01
Nov 25, 2022, 08:01
 
Prez wrote on Nov 25, 2022, 06:57:
Yeah this is hands down the best freebie they've ever done. That I'm saying that about an EA game is even more astounding.

Ehh, I’d argue Control was a better freebie, but I have no childhood affinity to Star Wars.
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free
Nov 25, 2022, 06:57
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 25, 2022, 06:57
Nov 25, 2022, 06:57
 
Yeah this is hands down the best freebie they've ever done. That I'm saying that about an EA game is even more astounding.
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free
Nov 25, 2022, 03:04
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 25, 2022, 03:04
Nov 25, 2022, 03:04
 
I bought it close to release. I've played a few missions in VR but couldnt get into it mostly because of the blurry graphics. In the meantime I upgraded to a G2 Reverb and a new graphics card, and should really give it another go. As far as VR games go it's fantastic as long as you have the proper hardware for it, for freebies you can't get much better than this.
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free
Nov 25, 2022, 02:09
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 25, 2022, 02:09
Nov 25, 2022, 02:09
 
Says it supports flight stick and throttle. I'm in.

Thanks for the heads-up on this one & happy holidays.
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free
Nov 25, 2022, 00:44
Jivaro
 
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 25, 2022, 00:44
Nov 25, 2022, 00:44
 Jivaro
 
I liked the gameplay, unfortunately I haven't spent as much time as I would like with it. My first few hours were fun. The combat is easy to pickup. It nailed the Star Wars-y feel.
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free
Nov 24, 2022, 23:30
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 24, 2022, 23:30
Nov 24, 2022, 23:30
 
theglaze wrote on Nov 24, 2022, 19:18:
Task wrote on Nov 24, 2022, 18:17:
VR capability is cool though, visuals, sound design, is really well done too.
It gives me motion sickness! I can handle most VR titles, but full 360 movement and no traditional 'ground' just throws my brain waaaay off. But you're right, the VR experience was exceptional.
I have the same problem, sadly. It only takes about 5 minutes of Elite Dangerous VR and I'm laying on the couch waiting for the nausea to pass.
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free
Nov 24, 2022, 21:41
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Nov 24, 2022, 21:41
 Ant
 
I played this briefly during its free weekend on Steam. It was fun, but I still prefer the old X-Wing and TIE Fighter. Even X-Wing Alliance!
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free
Nov 24, 2022, 20:11
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 24, 2022, 20:11
Nov 24, 2022, 20:11
 
Bill Borre wrote on Nov 24, 2022, 13:16:
Anybody try to stream the free version on Geforce Now?

https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce-now/games/

Looks like it's only the Origin and Steam versions.
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Nov 24, 2022, 19:18
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Nov 24, 2022, 19:18
 
Task wrote on Nov 24, 2022, 18:17:
VR capability is cool though, visuals, sound design, is really well done too.
It gives me motion sickness! I can handle most VR titles, but full 360 movement and no traditional 'ground' just throws my brain waaaay off. But you're right, the VR experience was exceptional.
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Nov 24, 2022, 18:32
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 24, 2022, 18:32
Nov 24, 2022, 18:32
 
Snagged but I already have it on Steam. Will probably try playing it on the Deck.
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free
Nov 24, 2022, 18:17
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 24, 2022, 18:17
Nov 24, 2022, 18:17
 
I had fun with this one, I don't play it anymore but worth a try for those that haven't played it.

I don't play it anymore, mainly because I feel the combat is a combination of too slow and too easy to lead hit targets. It's not fast and dangerous like the films. The evasive moves you can pull off and VR capability is cool though, visuals, sound design, is really well done too.

I binge watched Star Wars Rebels this week and the space battles/dog fighting was hella fun to watch, had me on edge of my seat, and makes me wish for single player remakes of the X-wing games.
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free
Nov 24, 2022, 15:39
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 24, 2022, 15:39
Nov 24, 2022, 15:39
 
Having enjoyed the old X-Wing and TIE-Fighter games, I really wanted to enjoy this too (while understanding that it wasn't intended as the same kind of space-sim experience as its "spiritual forefathers"). Sadly, it just didn't hook me despite looking pretty spectacular. Is the multiplayer for this even still alive at this point?
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free
Nov 24, 2022, 15:28
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 24, 2022, 15:28
Nov 24, 2022, 15:28
 
I have it on good authority that my Rogue Squadron buddies are not amused about becoming a freebie . Fuck EA!
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Nov 24, 2022, 15:21
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Re: Get STAR WARS: Squadrons for Free Nov 24, 2022, 15:21
Nov 24, 2022, 15:21
 
Well I know I'm the only one here who actually liked and will miss Stadia but I didn't assume I was the only one here who streamed games. Anyway, thanks for reply and happy holiday.
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