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How to Play Life Is Strange: Double Exposure Early

Remember, no spoilers!

Life is Strange: Double Exposure was officially revealed at the Xbox Games Showcase 2024 and sees the return of the original’s main character, Max Caulfield. You don’t have to wait long for this new chapter from Deck Nine, but you can actually play Life Is Strange Double Exposure a bit early if you’re willing to spend extra. Here’s how to play Life is Strange: Double Exposure early.

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How to Play Life is Strange: Double Exposure Two Weeks Early

To play the first two chapters of Life is Strange: Double Exposure two weeks early, you need to pre-order the Ultimate Edition.

Pre-Order Life is Strange: Double Exposure Ultimate Edition

The Ultimate Edition costs $80 across all platforms, while the standard edition costs just $50. This is a hefty price to pay for early access, and it’s not the best approach for such a narrative-heavy title. The Ultimate Edition also comes with the following content.

  • Life is Strange: Double Exposure – complete game
  • Spooky Outfit Pack
  • Decades Outfit Pack
  • Final Fantasy VII Outfit Pack
  • Fan Favorite Outfit Pack
  • Paw Prints Cat Outfit Pack
  • Exclusive Cat Content

While it’s a nice bonus, two weeks is a very long time for spoilers to start showing up on YouTube, and forums, and it might be hard for interested players to avoid those.

Early Access to games in different editions is becoming a new trend with a lot of AAA releases, which can lead to FOMO (fear of missing out), resulting in compulsive buys from interested players.

While it isn’t as problematic for a game where the story isn’t the central aspect, Life is Strange is an episodic series with many revelations, twists, reveals, and secrets that are best enjoyed without knowing anything beforehand.

Life is Strange: Double Exposure Release Date

The game is coming to PC, Xbox Series S|X, and the PS5 on October 29, 2024. For Ultimate Edition owners, the game will be available on October 15 instead.

If you do plan on buying the ultimate edition to play Life is Strange: Double Exposure early, we urge you to not share details of the plot, and characters with interested players.

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Ali Hashmi
Ali has been writing about video games for the past six years and is always on the lookout for the next indie game to obsess over and recommend to everyone in sight. When he isn't spending an unhealthy amount of time in Slay the Spire, he's probably trying out yet another retro-shooter or playing Dark Souls for the 50th time.