If you're looking for Death Stranding DLC then you've probably completed Sam Porter Bridges' long walk across the remains of the United States of America, or at the very least are seeking a new challenge set in the same world. Well, as things stand there hasn't been any additional content added to Death Stranding (opens in new tab) since it was released, but that doesn't necessarily rule out future updates. We'll take a look at what we know so far to try and provide some clarity on all the Death Stranding DLC news, including a potential release date, what content could feature in it, and more.
What do we know about Death Stranding DLC?
During a recent Wired Autocomplete interview, the question "What is Norman Reedus doing now?", the actor lists off a variety of projects he is working on, dropping in a mention of Hideo Kojima around the 8:15 mark. "I'm talking to Hideo about doing some Death Stranding stuff" is the exact wording, which sounds less like a sequel and more like DLC.
Let me get it out there right away; nothing official has been confirmed. That's not to say however, that Death Stranding DLC isn't coming. We've had some teases, leaks, and rumours speculating about what future Death Stranding content there could be, starting with a tweet from Nicolas Winding Refn, the actor who played Heartman.
Dear Friends ❤️ pic.twitter.com/iE6JfPdCJADecember 7, 2019
On the day Death Stranding launched, Refn tweeted out the above image that stated "Heartman will return". Now it's unsure whether the image is referring to Death Stranding DLC or a Death Stranding sequel, but saying that his character will return is a pretty curious statement. Of course, any secret plans could be canned at a moments notice, so it's not an official announcement by any means, but does it hint there's something in the works.
Death Stranding DLC will be announced in the summer of 2020 - coinciding with the PC launch from r/GamingLeaksAndRumours
This brings us round to a rumour that was posted to Reddit. User /u/okaydaydreamer posted to the /r/GamingLeaksAndRumours subreddit about how a "fairly credible source" told him Death Stranding would be receiving DLC in Summer 2020. What's more is that the Death Stranding PC release date is confirmed for Summer 2020, hinting at a DLC release date that coincides.
The "leak" also claims that the internal name for the project is "September-1998". This is the month the original Metal Gear Solid released, which Kojima is famed for being the lead director on. So the date holds a lot of weight with Kojima fans, but doesn't have any tie to Death Stranding specifically.
When more news is announced about Death Stranding DLC, check back here as we'll update this with any new information. Until then, keep on making those deliveries.
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