Death Stranding free giveaway crashes the Epic Games Store | The Sun
THIS year’s Christmas day giveaway with the Epic Games Store was so popular it caused the online storefront’s servers to crash.
Epic Games Store has been giving away a free PC games every day for the holidays. The promotion will last until the end of the month.
However, the game given away on Christmas day is usually a pretty special one, and 2022 was no different.
This year’s Christmas game was the critically acclaimed Death Stranding, a Hideo Kojima game which has won numerous awards.
It is also extremely popular with fans, as people wanted to see what Hideo Kojima would create away from publisher and developer Konami.
The original version of Death Stranding is the one available currently on the Epic Games Store.
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However, it appears that the upgraded and improved Director’s Cut was the version originally available, possibly in error.
This version was up for around 90 minutes before the server’s crashed due to the number of people trying to download the game.
The store was down for a few hours, while engineers tried to fix the problem, and it is now back online.
That means that anyone with an Epic account is free to go to the website now, and grab their copy of Death Stranding.
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The store page still appears a little slower than normal, possibly still due to a high number of people trying to pick up the game.
However, there are no signs of future issues for the site, such as crashing.
Death Stranding is available to download from the Epic Games Store until 4pm UK time, meaning there is still a couple of hours for you to pick up a copy.
A number of highly recommended games have already been given away as part of the promotion.
Lego Builders, Wolfenstein: The New Order, and Fallout Tactics were all available to download for free for 24 hours.
However, this is the only time that the site has gone down during the giveaway this year, showing high demand for Death Stranding.
Written by Georgina Young on behalf of GLHF.
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