Death Stranding is free on the Epic Game Store, but there’s a catch

Death Stranding is the latest free game on the Epic Game Store, which is great news for all Hideo Kojima fans. The original game was released in 2019, and with the Director’s Cut Edition available, there’s still huge interest in the title. So fans went wild when news broke that the Original Edition was free this Christmas on the Epic Game Store.

As soon as the game was released, an army of fans rushed to get it, which created difficulties for the Epic Store servers. As of this writing, getting the game is almost impossible. Most players have received the message which you can see in the screenshot below: try again later. »


It’s mission impossible to get the game right now, so you’ll have to be patient. If it’s any consolation, the offer lasts for 24 hours, so there’s still plenty of time to get the original version for free while you still have to purchase Death Stranding Director’s Cut. This isn’t the first time the Epic Games Store has had issues with too many players visiting it. If you recall, the GTA V giveaway created the same issues as fans wanted to get their free copy as soon as possible.

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