Deathloop pre-order guide: travel to Blackreef as soon as possible

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Knowing how to pre-order Deathloop is an ideal thing to know for fans of Arkane Studios, Dishonored, Prey, and other Very Good Video Games. Wash away some of those early-2021 blues with a Deathloop pre-order to ensure your getting the next immersive sim game from Arkane in your veins on day one. Coming from Arkane Lyon, specifically speaking, Deathloop looks to be a breath of fresh air but laced with some of those tell-tale Arkane signs. Surely, a Deathloop pre-order is a wise thing to consider as we trudge our way through the winter of 2021. First things first, though, and that's to note that the game has a release date of May 21, 2021, and you can see the very latest and lowest prices right now, wherever you are, below. 

Deathloop is going to be a PS5 and PC exclusive - albeit a timed one - so players on those platforms can act now and nail down their Deathloop pre-order. If you're like me and are planning to double up on big game pre-orders that month, I believe that picking up both a Mass Effect Legendary Edition pre-order as well as a Deathloop pre-order means - I think - that you have to play all of the former before the latter in *checks notes* a week. Them's the rules.

Deathloop on PS5 certainly looks like a very interesting prospect though, and that's due to it being able to harness all the power and opportunities the PS5 presents. The controller is undoubtedly a key part of this. For example, we know that weapons will jam and you'll feel them in the DualSense, particular if you have early, limited weapons; you'll feel distinct nuances in recoil and reloading animations that vary from weapon to weapon; and you'll feel the movement's of Colt translated through the DualSense, down to the feel of each different surface your traversing.

Overall, however, the game looks like an absolute treat once again from Arkane. There's the immersive sim-flavoured setting and story, draped in a retro 60s-inspired aesthetic, a mix of supernatural powers as well as cool weapon mechanics, and some intriguing characters and targets to boot. We can't wait to place our Deathloop pre-order and neither should you. Here's the lowdown on how to preorder Deathloop and what's occurring with each edition available.

The best Deathloop pre-order prices and deals


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There are only two editions of the game on offer, which should make a Deathloop pre-order relatively easy. Picking between the Standard and Deluxe versions of the game shouldn't make you lose too much sleep.

Whatever version you choose you do get the following pre-order bonuses:

  • A unique Weapon in the form of the Royal Protector Machete (PS5 Exclusive)
  • A character Skin in the form of "Storm Rider" Colt 
  • One Trinket (an equippable buff)

Pre-order Deathloop - Standard Edition


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The Standard Edition of Deathloop is pretty modest, offering just the game itself. That said, Deathloop feels like it's going to be one of the games of the year already so you'll still get much bang for buck - plus those pre-order bonuses mentioned above. Here's what prices are looking like right now:

US Deathloop Standard Edition prices

PS5 | Amazon - $59.99 | Best Buy (inc. free steelbook) - $59.99

PC | Amazon - $59.99 | Best Buy (inc. free steelbook) - $59.99 | CDKeys - $79.59

UK Deathloop Standard Edition prices

PS5 | Argos - £59.99 | The Game Collection - £48.95 | 365games - £50.99 

PC | CDKeys - £58.99

Pre-order Deathloop - Deluxe Edition prices


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The Deathloop Deluxe Edition has a little more on offer than its Standard Edition counterpart. As well as the aforementioned pre-order prices, you get the following goodies for a Deathloop pre-order in the form of the Deluxe Edition:

  • Unique Weapon: Transtar Trencher (PS5 Exclusive)
  • Unique Weapon: Eat The Rich Tribunal
  • Unique Weapon: .44 Karat Fourpounder
  • Character Skin: "Party Crasher" Colt
  • Character Skin: "Sharp Shooter" Julianna
  • Original Game Soundtrack Selections
  • Two Trinkets (equippable buffs)

US Deathloop Deluxe Edition prices

PS5 | Amazon - $79.99 | Best Buy (inc. free steelbook) - $79.99

PC | Amazon - $79.99 | Best Buy (inc. free steelbook) - $79.99

UK Deathloop Deluxe Edition prices

Game - £79.99

Getting the most out of Deathloop

Given that Deathloop is currently exclusive to PS5 and PC, it's not too hard to make sure you'll be playing in the best place possible, but if you haven't picked up your PS5 yet, check out our where to buy a PS5 guide to see if there's any remaining stock. If PC gaming is more your territory then one of the best gaming laptops or best gaming PCs will be worth a look.

And after the systems themselves, it'll be worth making sure your entire setup will be up-to-scratch. For seeing better, why not try one of the best gaming monitors or best gaming TVs - specifically the best TV for PS5 for console players. And to immerse yourself further, it'll be wise to make sure you've got enough of the PS5 accessories, one of the best PS5 headsets, or one of the best PC headsets for gaming.

Looking to pre-order or buy another big game?

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Rob Dwiar

Rob is the Deputy Editor of sister site, TechRadar Gaming, and has been in the games and tech industry for years. Prior to a recent stint as Gaming Editor at WePC, Rob was the Commissioning Editor for Hardware at GamesRadar+, and was on the hardware team for more than four years, since its inception in late 2018. He is also a writer on games and has had work published over the last six years or so at the likes of Eurogamer, RPS, PCGN, and more. He is also a qualified landscape and garden designer, so does that in his spare time, while he is also an expert on the virtual landscapes and environments of games and loves to write about them too, including in an upcoming book on the topic!