Epic Games has made ‘Death Stranding’ free to play
Epic’s servers received a hit similar to what was experienced when it gave away Grand Theft Auto 5, but the site is now back up and running. This year, however, the standard release of Death Stranding is being given away instead of the director’s cut.
Each day in December for a couple of weeks, Epic releases a new free game on the Epic Game Store. The original Fallout games and Metro: Last Light Redux, a game released on Christmas Eve, are just two examples of this year’s fantastic gifts. Still, Christmas Day is coming through with the goods: On December 25th, Epic released Death Stranding: Director’s Cut for free.
We’re big fans of the Strand Game series. Our 2020 Game of the Year was Death Stranding, and we loved all the new content in the Director’s Cut. Even though the original game is already a full three years old, it only arrived on PC this year, making this a fairly fresh gift for Epic.
Last year, we discussed how the pandemic changed our approach to Death Stranding. We may now look forward to a sequel including, we hope, even more ridiculously titled protagonists and antagonists.
As of this writing, the Death Stranding Director’s Cut giveaway on the Epic Games Store is still live despite the fact that it appears to be overwhelming the site’s resources. Try again in a few minutes if you’re having difficulties loading the shop. After today, the price of Death Stranding will revert to its regular $40 price. The Director’s Cut update is presently on sale for $6 if you already purchase the game’s standard version on Steam.