Loop Hero is today's Epic Games Store free game

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First loop’s free

If you are reading this today, December 20 of 2021, then you’ve got less than 24 hours to nab a free copy of one of the year’s breakout indies. Loop Hero is today’s free game on the Epic Games Store.

Epic’s gaming platform and storefront is once again holding a free game giveaway, with deals rolling in and out pretty dang fast. Previous offerings have included the likes of Remnant: From The Ashes and Neon Abyss, and today’s is a no-brainer.

Loop Hero, if you missed it the first time around, is a mixture of auto-battler, management sim, deckbuilding, and idle game concepts. Your hero journeys around a circular track, and you place objects in their path, with different terrain spawning new boons or challenging monsters to fight. Level them up, and eventually fight the boss of the chapter, either emerging victorious or falling back to camp, to build more long-term upgrades and ready up for another trek.

It’s a pretty compelling roguelite with a lot to do. And as one of the year’s surprise hits, Loop Hero is a steal at normal price and even better for the low, low price of free. Developer Four Quarters has been updated plenty throughout the year too, so you get to pick it up with the added speeds and mid-run saves.

Of course, if you want to spend some cash on Loop Hero, you can always pick it up for Nintendo Switch. Or just wait and buy it on Epic, it’s your call. Either way, if you don’t have a way of playing Loop Hero right now, it would be silly to miss out on this Epic Games Store freebie.

If you want to hear more about the making of Loop Hero, check out our interview with the developers from earlier this year.