Death Stranding Director’s Cut Replaced by the Base Game on Epic Games Store

Earlier leaks had indicated that Death Stranding would be made free on Epic Games on December 25th, and this turned out to be the case. For the next 24 hours, anyone can download Hideo Kojima‘s star-studded game for free and experience the game’s staggering story for themselves. 

The sequel to Death Stranding was recently announced at The Game Awards, and this giveaway celebrates that news. Since the next game isn’t coming out for a while, players have plenty of time to catch up with this free copy. In addition, with the hype that this game had already created, it was understandable that a large number of people would want to buy the game.

However, Epic’s servers went down a few hours after the game was made free, making the platform unusable. What actually happened was that Death Stranding Director’s Cut was given away for free at the very beginning of the sale. But after the servers were shut down, it was replaced with the base game.

Well there goes our chance. from EpicGamesPC

With the small window at the beginning, anyone who could, got their hands on the more premium version of the game, leaving others disappointed who were a little late to claim. This, however, was expected by those who knew. Yesterday, we covered how the next free game on Epic would be Death Stranding, and the leaks also showcased the base game, instead of the Director’s Cut. This means that the whole thing was an honest mistake from Epic’s side.

It should be noted that it is not clarified whether it will be the Director’s Cut of Death Stranding or the standard edition, but if we go by the leaked picture with the Death Stranding poster, then that is the standard edition of Death Stranding.”

-Appuals (24/12/2022)

The Director’s Cut doesn’t add much to the price of the game, but getting something for nothing is always more exciting. In any case, if you’re reading this and haven’t claimed the game yet, you should act quickly because you only have until December 26 at 4 p.m. GMT to do so.



Farhan Ali

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