It might have launched back in 2013, but Grand Theft Auto Five is still incredibly popular. So much so that when Epic Games announced the game was going to be available for free for a limited period, the demand was so high that the store couldn't take the pressure.
This led to gamers facing site errors, slow load times and more when they tried to access the site. Epic Games took to Twitter to apologise:
We are currently experiencing high traffic on the Epic Games Store.— Epic Games Store (@EpicGames) May 14, 2020
We are aware that users may be encountering slow loading times, 500 errors, or launcher crashing at this time and we are actively working to scale. We'll provide an update as soon as we can.
Grand Theft Auto V was the latest game to be part of the company's mystery game offer - where one game per week is available for users to download and keep forever.
Despite selling more than 100 million copies since it launched, it seems that GTA V is still in high demand. Even more so when it's entirely free. If you've not played it already, now is the time to get it. GTA V is free from now until 21 May, so get it quick before you miss out.