Through a mixture of exclusive titles, free games, and careful curation, the Epic Games Store continues to make a name for itself within the PC space as a potential competitor to Steam. But as it enters its third year, the storefront continues to miss quite a few features that some of its peers have, including price matched bundles.
As the Epic Games Store's library continues to grow, this also means that its users have access to various DLC or special editions that bundle together content. The lack of price matched bundles means that, should you opt for one such package, the storefront won't take into account the items you already own and charge you full price.
This has been the case since the Epic Games Store's 2018's launch, however, the lack of price matched bundles came once more to gamers' attention following the announcement of Total War Saga: Troy's Mythos DLC alongside its Mythic and Heroic editions.
Community Manager Simone Parenti confirmed on Discord, via Reddit, that, on the Epic Games Store, owning the base game or any of its DLC won't translate to a lower bundle price and will also not get you an extra copy of the game or DLC. He also confirmed that the opposite will apply when Troy launches on Steam.
Although not universal, Valve's storefront does take note of the content you own in certain bundles and won't charge you again for it.
Earlier in March, Epic announced a push towards adding more social features to its storefront. While price matched bundles remain on the Trello roadmap, the feature can be found towards the bottom of the "Next Up" tab.
It's difficult to say when exactly we might see price matched bundles arriving on the Epic Games Store, but we're hoping that they're steadily riding the shopping cart that's (also) been conspicuously absent since launch towards us.
Keep updated on the latest PC Gaming news by following GameWatcher on, checking out our videos on , giving us a like on , and joining us on .