AMD Removes Warcraft 3: Reforged from its Radeon Raise the Game GPU Bundle
RX 5500 XT purchasers beware
Published: 10th February 2020 | Source: AMD Radeon Technologies Group |
RX 5500 XT buyers beware: AMD Removes Warcraft 3: Reforged from its Radeon Raise the Game GPU Bundle
Thankfully, this change only affects AMD's Radeon RX 5500 series, which on the component side restricts this change to AMD's Radeon RX 5500 XT graphics card. Even so, this move will give purchasers of this graphics card less value than before, which is bad news for budget gamers.
Purchasers of Radeon RX 5500 series graphics cards will still receive free copies of Resident Evil 3's upcoming remake and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint, a bundle which already adds a lot of value to AMD's budget-oriented £169.99 graphics card. Regardless, AMD's three-game bundle has now become a two-game bundle. Radeon RX 5500 XT purchasers will also receive three months of access to Xbox Game Pass for PC.
At this time, it is unknown why AMD has decided to remove Warcraft 3: Reforged from its RX 5500 XT game bundle, though it could be related to the bad press the game, and its developer Blizzard, has received after its launch. Perhaps AMD no longer sees the game as a valuable add-on for its Radeon RX 5500 XT, or Blizzard has decided to back away from its deal with AMD for some unknown reason.
This change took effect on Thursday, February 6th, and will be in effect until AMD's Raise The Game Campaign ends on April 25th, 2020. We recommend that you check with your local retailers to confirm that they will deliver free game codes with your purchases, as AMD's sudden change here may not be implemented yet at all regional retailers. To our knowledge, AMD has not contacted the press to confirm that their Radeon "Raise the Game" bundle has been altered.
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