Gods Unchained makes a push to draw in more players with a newly announced partnership with Epic Games. This allows Gods Unchained to be distributed on the Epic Games Launcher and potentially exposed to hundreds of millions of new users!
Gods Unchained has partnered with Epic Games as a distribution platform. A game distribution and management platform, similar to Steam, Epic boasts over 190 million users! This move not only lowers the barrier to entry a step further (1 click install rather than download, run file, choose installation path), but it also puts Gods Unchained in front of a new, very large playerbase.
Now unfortunately, right below the fold on the Gods Unchained game page in the Epic store is a warning that this is a blockchain / crypto game. This is unfortunate because it will immediately turn a lot of players away and it puts the focus on “this is a blockchain game”. Even though players don’t need to own any tokens or NFTs to play!
But nonetheless, this is potentially a lucrative deal for both Gods and Unchained and Epic Games. We’ll see if the player numbers connected to Gods Unchained increase as a result of this new distribution platform. You can access Gods Unchained via Epic games here, and then install it through the Epic Games launcher.
In other Gods Unchained news, they just locked down their Band of the Wolf set. Released in March of 2023, until now, the cards in this set were still subject to potential changes and adjustments from issues and imbalances that came up after the cards were in the hands of the playerbase. Now, those cards are locked. They will never have their stats or card text changed!
What is Epic Games?
Epic Games is a Steam-like, game distribution service with over 190 million users and 470 games available on their platform. Epic announced long ago that they would support web3 games. And though web3 adoption of Epic games as a launching platform has been slow, it does continue to grow.
In fact, just a month ago, Grit became the first web3 game with an first official release on the Epic Games launcher! Other web3 games such as The Machines Arena and Star Atlas are also available through Epic, but they are still in alpha testing, which doesn’t count as a launch. So it seems as if Gods Unchained is the second ever, web3 enabled game to be available through Epic Games!
What is Gods Unchained?
Gods Unchained is a free-to-play, collectible card game. Built on the Ethereum blockchain, Gods Unchained uses the Immutable X layer-2 solution for gas-free trading. Players retain full ownership over their cards. Players can earn digital ‘Core’ cards by playing the game. When a player has two identical Core cards, they can mint these into one blockchain-based card. That card is then tradeable on the markets.
Gods Unchained offers several play and earn opportunities. Players gain cards by being active players, win packs while competing in the weekend tournaments, and earn GODS tokens by playing daily.
With several expansions its belt, Gods Unchained has a wide variety of cards for different playstyles. Players can buy and open packs from the official site. Secondary sales are available on the Immutable X Marketplace and Token Trove.
For more information, read our Gods Unchained game guide