New court documents from the lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple revealed Grand Theft Auto V was one of the Epic Games Store’s biggest draws. In fact, 7 million people created Epic Games Store accounts in order to download the game for free.
When the promotion took place in May of 2020, the store crashed because so many people signed up for the platform to download the game. The title could be downloaded by any person with an EGS account from May 15th, 2020 to May 21st, 2020.
Despite the success of this promotion, the Epic Games Store has still struggled to compete with Steam. Court documents revealed the Epic Games Store has 58 million active users each month. This is less than half of Steam’s customer base, which consists of 120 million monthly active users.