Death Stranding is the latest free game on the Epic Game Store, which is excellent news for all fans of Hideo Kojima. The original game came out in 2019, and with the Director's Cut edition available, the title still draws enormous interest. So fans went wild when the news came out that the original edition is free on Christmas on Epic Game Store.
As soon as the game was out, an army of fans rushed to get it, which created difficulties for Epic Store's servers. At the time of writing, it's almost impossible to get the game. Most players got the message you can see in the screenshot below: "We are experiencing high transaction volume, please try again later."
It's mission impossible to get the game at the moment, so you'll have to be patient. If it's any consolation, the offer last 24 hours, so there is still plenty of time to get the original version for free while you still must buy Death Stranding Director's Cut. This isn't the first time Epic Games Store has had problems with too many players visiting it. If you remember GTA V giveaway created the same issues, as fans wanted to get their free copy as soon as possible.
For more information on Death Stranding, check out What is the box in Death Stranding Director's Cut on Pro Game Guides.