Cities Skylines is free on Epic Games Store for a limited time

Published: 17th Dec 2020, 16:50 GMT   Comments

EPIC Games and Paradox Interactive have partnered up to offer Cities Skylines for free.

Cities Skylines free on EPIC Game Store

Cities Skylines is a city-building game that launches in 2015. It was surprisingly good at the time and after years of development, it is basically the best simulator out there. The game is heavily based on DLCs and mods, which helped to increase the popularity among the most devoted builders.

Epic Games will offer a free game daily for the next two weeks during its Holiday Sale 2020 promotion. Cities Skyline is the first title that can be obtained for free. Users are required to have an Epic Games account and have a two-factor authentication method enabled.

Users can still purchase DLCs, which the base game does not have. Do note that community-based mods are not available on the Epic Game Store version.

It is also worth noting that Epic Games also offers a free 10$ coupon that can be used to purchase games that are currently available on the platform, such as Assassins Creed Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion, or Cyberpunk 2077.


When will Cities: Skylines be available for free on Epic?

  1. Cities: Skylines is available for free on Epic on December 17th from 11am ET to December 18th 10:59 am ET. After the giveaway ends, the game will be available for purchase on the Epic store.

If I redeem the game on Epic during the giveaway, will I keep my access to the game once the giveaway ended?

  1. Yes, once you redeemed the game for free during the giveaway, you will keep the game in your library.

How do I redeem Cities: Skylines for free on Epic?

  1. Redemption Process

Epic Games Launcher

  1. Open the Epic Games Launcher.
  2. Log in to your Epic Games account.
  3. Navigate to the Cities: Skylines product page.
  4. Click Get.

Epic Games Store

  1. Open your Internet browser.
  2. Navigate to the Cities: Skylines product page.
  3. Log in to your Epic Games account, if you’re not logged in already.
  4. Click Get.
  5. Note: You should receive a message that the game was successfully redeemed and the game should be available in your Epic Games Launcher Library.

Are the DLCs, Content Creators Packs, and Radio Packs included in the giveaway?

  1. No, only the main game is part of this promotion. The DLCs can be purchased separately from the Epic store.

If I redeem the game for free during the giveaway, will I be able to buy the DLCs later on?

  1. Yes.

I also play Cities: Skylines on another platform, can I transfer the Cities I built onto my Epic version?

  1. No, that will not be possible.

I already own Cities: Skylines on another platform, can I get a refund?

  1. Refunds depend on the refund policy of the platform you bought the game on.

Are the assets and mods available on Epic?

  1. No, mods and community-made assets are not available on Epic.

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