BioShock: The Collection official artwork for the big daddy and little sister

If you've somehow managed to avoid the BioShock series all these years, consider this the perfect time to rectify that mistake as all three games and all of their DLC are currently free to grab! Simply head on over to the Epic Games Store, snag yourself a copy of BioShock: The Collection, and you'll be good to go.

Naturally, there is a time limit to this whole giveaway, so make sure to add BioShock: The Collection to your account before June 2nd. Once you've done that you'll be able to play it at your leisure and won't have to worry about any sort of timers ticking down.

Guild Wars 2 artwork for the Return to Living World Season 1 - Sky Pirates

After a decade of absence, the Guild Wars 2 team has now started remastering and re-releasing the original Living World Season 1 episodes. The very first one Flame and Frost began the journey a short while ago, and now the appropriately titled Sky Pirates episode brings with it the continuation of the story and the long-lost introduction to Captain Mai Trin and detective Marjory Delaqua.

Just like last time, Sky Pirates will be a permanent addition that's freely available to all players. So whether you own the newest expansion or none at all, you'll be able to play through the remastered Living World Season 1 episodes at your own pace.

Team Fortress 2 artwork showing off Pyro's jetpack item

If you haven't played Team Fortress 2 over the past few years, that's probably for the best as the once-great FPS has been completely infested by bots and cheaters. They endlessly spam voice lines, annihilate everything in front of them thanks to aimbots, adopt player names to make kicking them harder, and swarm servers in such numbers that actually trying to remove all of them is a Sisyphean task.

In an effort to get Valve to finally do something about this, the Team Fortress 2 community recently staged a peaceful protest. Given how hard it is to get even a single word out of Valve I figured they would stick to the usual routine and not say anything at all, but much to my surprise, Valve actually responded with some good news!

MTG Arena artwork for Jetmir, Nexus of Revels from the Streets of New Capenna set

Ever since it first arrived, the biggest problem with MTG Arena's digital-only format Alchemy has been the price. Since most of the new cards are rares and mythics it's very difficult for casual players to craft a couple of good decks, let alone experiment with all of the new strategies and cards.

Well, after many months of complaints, I'm happy to say that it looks like Wizards of the Coast has finally listened! Once the 30-card Alchemy: New Capenna set lands onto MTG Arena this June 2nd, it'll bring with it less rares and more uncommons. Additionally, there will be an Alchemy themed Streets of New Capenna draft that will see one common card in each pack replaced with an Alchemy: New Capenna card of a random rarity.

World of Warcraft Mist of Pandaria artwork of cross-faction cooperation

It took far too many years for us to get here, but I'm incredibly happy to say that World of Warcraft will finally be adding cross-faction grouping with Update 8.2.5 on June 1st. This first iteration of the cross-faction system will allow you to group up with either faction for most forms of instanced content: dungeons, raids, rated arenas and battlegrounds, as well as Torghast.

Once in a party you will remain unfriendly to members of the opposing faction, though you will be able to communicate with them through either group chat or proximity chat. Once you're actually in a dungeon, however, you will be able to do everything from sharing loot to earning achievements with them, just like you would with a member of your own faction.

Dolmen artwork for the Souls-like and Warframe inspired action-RPG

Seemingly inspired by both Warframe and the Souls series, the newly released Dolmen is a highly atmospheric action-RPG with the focus firmly placed on combat. Unsurprisingly, this means Dolmen brings with it a variety of melee and ranged weapons to toy around with, plenty of challenging enemies to slam your head against, as well as a dark and twisted world to explore.

While that is certainly a good base for an action-RPG, the bad news is that Dolmen has launched with a staggering array of problems. Bugs and performance issues appear to be everywhere, while the combat itself ranges from being rather competent to flat-out annoying depending on the circumstances. To put it quite simply, it's all a bit of a mess.

Ys IX: Monstrum Nox official artwork for the JRPG adventure

I have to give credit where credit is due, the team behind the PC version of Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is incredibly dedicated! Not only was the original port well made, but the devs also went through the trouble of adding local co-op as nifty little bonus!

Usually that would be the end of the story given that we're nearing a year since launch, but the Ys IX: Monstrum Nox team has now returned yet again with a brand new update! This time around there's no new content to toy around with, but rather some new optimizations and technical enhancements that should help improve performance by up to 25% for those with weaker CPUs.

Dying Light studio Techland's artwork for their new open world fantasy RPG

Since the main team is going to very busy fulfilling their promise for five years of post-launch support for Dying Light 2, Techland has now begun hiring a brand new team for a currently unannounced project. While the details are still few and far between, I can tell you that the new game will be a massive, fantasy themed open world action-RPG set in a brand new universe.

“...our ambition is to introduce a brand new IP that is vastly different from what we have been doing for the past several years,” reads the brief update. “We want to create a fully next-gen experience. A new fantasy epic set in a sprawling open world, fueled by the skills and experience we have gained as a team over the years, infused with new ideas, passion, and creativity. While we cannot share more details about this project now, we're all truly invested in it and looking forward to showing it to gamers when the time is right.”

Guild Wars 2 artwork for the return to Living World Season 1 - Flame and Frost

[Update]: Sky Pirates has now arrived alongside an assortment of fancy new weapon skins.

In an effort to bring back all of the Living World Season 1 content after a decade of absence, the Guild Wars 2 team has now started re-releasing updated versions of the original episodes. The very first one Flame and Frost has already arrived, and on May 24th the Sky Pirates episode will bring with it the long-lost continuation of the story and a reintroduction to Captain Mai Trin and detective Marjory Delaqua.

Much like its predecessor, Sky Pirates will be a permanent addition that's freely available to all players. So regardless of what expansions you may or may not own, you'll be able to play through the old storylines at your leisure.

Borderlands 3 saintly looking bandit artwork and logo

[Update]: With the Borderlands 3 giveaway now over, the excellent BioShock: The Collection has taken its place!

If you've got a bit of free time and you're looking for something to sink your teeth into, you'll be pleased to hear that Borderlands 3 is currently entirely free to grab! Simply head on over to the Epic Games Store, snag yourself a copy, and you'll be able to enjoy as much toilet humor as you can possible want!

The catch, as always, is that the giveaway is time limited. As such, make sure to get Borderlands 3 before the whole giveaway goes away on May 26th. You don't even need to install the game. Just add it to your account and you'll be able to play it whenever you want and for however long you want.