Death Stranding is free to claim on the Epic Games Store today [UPDATE]

Death Stranding free on EGS

The Epic Games Store is celebrating Christmas with easily the biggest giveaway from its daily holiday promotion so far. Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding Director's Cut is now free to claim for all PC gamers for the next 24 hours.

Set in a post-apocalyptic United States, Death Stranding has players taking the role of a courier attempting to connect the pockets of society that's remaining. The action game features a star-studded cast that includes Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, Léa Seydoux, and Lindsay Wagner. A sequel is currently in development too.

Here's how Kojima Productions describes the setting:

In the near future, mysterious explosions have rocked the globe, setting off a series of supernatural events known as the Death Stranding. With otherworldly creatures plaguing the landscape, and mass extinction imminent, it’s up to Sam Porter Bridges to travel across the ravaged wasteland and save humanity from impending annihilation.

This giveaway is for the Director's Cut version as well. The story remains the same here, but it carries combat enhancement, a new vehicle, more customization options, ultra-widescreen support, DualSense controller usage on PC, and more changes.

Death Stranding Director's Cut is available to claim for free from the Epic Games Store until 8am PT tomorrow, December 26.

UPDATE: It seems the appearance of the Director's Cut edition of Death Stranding as a freebie had been a glitch on Epic Games's side. The company has already made the switch to offer the base edition instead as today's giveaway, but it seems quite a few users had managed to snag the upgraded offer while it was active for a brief period at the beginning of the promotion. It's unclear what will happen to these copies going forward though.

As its servers stabilize, Epic Games Store now correctly shows Death Stranding standard edition available as the freebie for December 25, with it going away at 8am PT on December 26.

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