Another week means it’s time for Epic to offer up another free game. This week, The Escapists is using its get out of jail free card, but everything is set to change on December 19th.

As of next week, free games will no longer be offered on a weekly basis. Instead, Epic is changing to a 12 Days of Christmas-style giveaway event, except instead of partridges in pear trees and swans a-swimming it’s free games!

The lineup of free games is currently wrapped up tighter than presents under the Christmas tree, but they’ll start to be unveiled on December 19th.

It’s currently not confirmed whether each game will be free for just the 24 hours or whether each game will remain free during the event. As such, we recommend checking in each day to see what’s free, before swooping in quickly to claim your free loot.

Now, back to The Escapists. The game will be free until December 19th and all you need to claim it is the Epic Games launcher and an Epic Games account, both of which are free. You don’t need to give any payment information to Epic, either.

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You’ve landed yourself in prison again, and your only chance is to engineer an escape by any means necessary. How you do it is up to you! Why not cause a prison riot? Or dig a tunnel right under the walls of the prison? Or even steal a guard uniform to blend in with your captors?

The Escapists is a unique prison sandbox experience with lots of items to craft and combine in your daring quest for freedom. Life in prison will keep you on your toes with the strict rules that you’ll have to break. The guards are out to stop any escape attempts, so you’ll have to avoid suspicious behaviour by attending roll calls, working a prison job and hiding your stolen craftables.

Escaping is what you do best, and you’ll have to prove your skills in a variety of challenging prisons from across the world.

You can pick up The Escapists for free on the Epic Games Store by following the link here. Happy gaming!