Death Stranding Pre-Order Guide: Collector's Edition, Bonuses, Steelbook, And More

Pre-order Death Stranding, and you'll get some nice goodies.


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Game director Hideo Kojima might be done with the Metal Gear series, but that doesn't mean he's done with video games. After parting ways with Konami in 2015, Kojima opened a new studio with the help of Sony. The company's first project is the PS4 exclusive Death Stranding, a mysterious but highly anticipated game we knew very little about--until now.

With the release of an extensive new trailer earlier this summer, we finally have more information on Death Stranding, including a close look at its gameplay and, most importantly, a release date. Death Stranding will release November 8, 2019 on PS4, and there are multiple pre-order bonuses for securing your copy early. Plus, there are several editions to choose from, including a $200 Collector's edition that includes a handful of physical items.

During San Diego Comic-Con 2019, Kojima officially revealed box art and a special-edition steelbook for Death Stranding, both of which depict Sam, the main character played by Walking Dead actor Norman Reedus. The steelbook comes with the Special and Collector's editions of the game, the latter of which just came back into stock. You can check out the official art below.

Left: Official box art. Right: Special-edition steelbook.
Left: Official box art. Right: Special-edition steelbook.

Kojima shared even more details about Death Stranding during Tokyo Game Show 2019, with another extensive gameplay video that showed off a boss battle. You can catch up on all the latest Death Stranding details with our recap.

Now that we finally know more about the game and its star-studded cast, you might be ready to pre-order, especially if you're interested in any of the special editions. Read on for everything you need to know to pre-order Death Stranding right now.

Death Stranding pre-order bonuses

Pre-order Death Stranding, and you'll receive a Chibi Ludens PSN avatar and a Death Stranding dynamic theme for your PS4. Plus, you'll also receive special gold versions of various in-game items, but you'll have to unlock them through gameplay. Those include:

  • Gold "Sam" sunglasses
  • Gold hat
  • Gold Speed Skeleton (boosts Sam's movement speed when equipped)
  • Gold armor plate (boosts Sam's protection against any damage)

Pre-order Death Stranding standard edition

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The standard edition comes with just the base game, plus any applicable pre-order bonuses listed above.

Pre-order Death Stranding Special edition

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The special edition comes with the base game in a collectible steelbook case, plus any pre-order bonuses. You'll also receive a special gold version of the "Ludens Mask" sunglasses (earned through gameplay), as well as Death Stranding: Timefall (Original Music from the World of Death Stranding), which comes with a digital album download and a behind-the-scenes making-of digital video.

Pre-order Death Stranding Digital Deluxe edition

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The Digital Deluxe edition is only available from the PlayStation Store. It comes with everything offered in the Special edition, plus additional gold items unlocked through gameplay: a gold power skeleton that boosts Sam's ability to handle heavy cargo, a gold all-terrain skeleton that helps Sam balance on uneven terrain, and a level 2 gold armor plate that gives Sam increased protection against falls, gunfire, and more. You'll also get 10 PSN character avatars.

Pre-order Death Stranding Collector's edition

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Finally, Death Stranding will have a Collector's edition that you can purchase for $200 at a handful of retailers. It comes with everything offered in the Digital Deluxe edition and the special-edition steelbook, plus a life-sized BB Pod statue (naturally), a Bridges cargo case, and Ludens keychain.

Update: The Collector's edition is currently back in stock at GameStop, Target, and Best Buy. It sells out quickly, so grab your copy ASAP if you want it.

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