God of War just got a new, free DLC just in time for Christmas that includes new cosmetic items, but no additional playable content. If you still need the original game, that's also discounted during the holiday season, available on the PlayStation store from December 20th until January 17th for $14.99. The DLC itself is free for a somewhat shorter period of time, until January 6th.

The acclaimed action-adventure video game, developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, is the eighth installment to the God of War series. It has previously been revealed that the game would most likely never get more playable content in the form of a DLC, since it would "simply take too long to make," according to the game's director Cory Barlog. God of War did, however, get anniversary content in April this year, which was also of a cosmetic nature.

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The new DLC, titled simply "God of War Holiday 2019 Giveaway," contains the following items:

• Death’s Vow Armor Sets for Kratos and Atreus

• Exile’s Guardian Shield Skin

• Buckler of the Forge Shield Skin

• Shining Elven Soul-Shield Skin

• Dökkenshieldr Shield Skin

You may already recognize the latter three skins as the ones that people received for preordering the game, while the first two were included in the Digital Deluxe Edition. This means that if you've already gotten all five items, there's no holiday freebies for you.

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The 2018 installment tied with the 2005's original God of War as the best game in the series, so many fans were hoping to get more playable content with Kratos and Atreus. However, this is not the case, due to Barlog's idea being "too ambitious" back when he pitched it at the beginning of this year.

Still, there might be some light at the end of the tunnel: back in June, Santa Monica Studio went on a hiring spree that may have been an indicator of a God of War sequel in production. As TheGamer previously reported, it was obvious back then that whatever the studio's next venture would be, they were taking it extremely seriously - and a new God of War may be just around the corner for PlayStation 5.

While this possibility doesn't completely take away the sting from what is, generally speaking, quite a lackluster holiday giveaway, it may be enough to keep our heads above the proverbial water until there's more officially announced content.

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