A Hat in Time 'Seal the Deal' DLC is live and free for the taking until tomorrow

The Seal the Deal DLC for the very good "collectathon" platformer A Hat in Time went live on Steam today, and if you want it then I'd strongly urge you to grab it right away—because right now, and until roughly 2 pm Eastern on September 14, it is free for the taking. 

Seal the Deal adds a full new chapter to the game set aboard an Arctic cruise ship, and an "incredibly difficult" new mode called Death Wish. There's also six new Time Rifts, new outfits, flairs, dyes, and camera filters, and local split-screen co-op support. It will normally go for $5, but developer Gears for Breakfast announced in August (and confirmed today) it will be completely free for the first 24 hours of release.   

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A specific end-time for the freebie isn't listed anywhere that I've looked, but the developers tweeted that it was live at 2:04 pm Eastern today, so I'm counting down from there. Basically, if you want it, and it's not September 15 (or later) yet, get over to Steam or GOG to grab it. The base game is also on sale on Steam for 40 percent off—that's $18/£14/€17—until September 17. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.