It turns out the Epic Games Store couldn’t keep up with the demand of giving away “Grand Theft Auto 5” (GTA 5) for free. Both the store and the launcher had gone offline due to this. Epic had even gone to twitter to announce the problem and let people know that they are working on it.
It had gotten so bad it even started to affect other Epic servers as well. That being Fortnite, they even went to twitter to address the problem as well.
But it seems to be that the store is back up and running again. And if you do launch the store you’ll be greeted with a window of GTA 5 Premium Edition for free. This is interesting timing too because Xbox Game Pass has just replaced GTA 5 for Red Dead Redemption 2. But nonetheless if you haven’t already go ahead and download this fantastic game.