Tips For Playing Death Stranding

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Death Stranding is a strange game full of ghost fighting and bridge-building. It’s easy to feel confused when you’re alone in the huge map of the game, but worry not! I have some excellent tips to help you endure the haunted landscape and protect your baby.


Play On Easy Difficulty

Death Stranding has several difficulty options varying from a super easy mode for non-gamers and a very tough mode for gamers craving an extreme survivalist challenge. I think playing the default is perfect. Death Stranding’s pace is essential to the experience, and furthering it up or slowing it down with complexity tweaks affects the drive of the game. For your first tip, stick to Normal mode, don’t get crazy with the difficulty setting.


Don’t Worry About Your Birthdate

When you start the game, you’re advised to give your birthday. It seems like a very important decision that might influence your playthrough, but it’s mostly a trick that doesn’t affect anything at all in the game. Don’t get fixed upon this prompt. Enter your birthday or whatever you want to enter, it doesn’t matter.


Go Slow

The game world is huge, with loads of opportunities to build great structures and do side-quests. I urge you to wander around and explore and take it all in. Don’t go too fast, and really let the moodiness rain over you.


Progress To Chapter 3 Quickly

I know what you are thinking I said don’t rush, but for the initial game, it’s perfect you get to Chapter 3 fast. You get access to a lot of new tools and gadgets that fundamentally alter how you involve with the game world. If you want to play the Death Stranding at its best, this is when the gameplay starts to pull together and start showing the good things. Progress to this point, then go mad with the systems.


Don’t Travel With a Lot Of Things

Most risks in Death Stranding can be bypassed with some sly sneaking. Forests full of ghostly “BTs” or outposts with terrorists aren’t that great a deal if you take a while to find the right path. There’s not a lot of need to pack up on weapons or other equipment unless you know you’re heading into complex territory. Take the only essentials—a ladder, a grenade, maybe some ropes. That way you can save capacity for all the freight you need to carry around.


Take Repair Spray-On Long Travels

If you’ve got a lengthy trek ahead of you, take some repair spray. Exposure to time fall breaks your cargo and affects your end-of-mission ranking. Bring some spray and use it accurately before transporting cargo for a better rank in the game.


Plot Multiple Routes

Selecting an area on your map paints a direct line to it which you can follow. This line doesn’t account for accidents. It’s better to place your own marker on the map with the square button and connect them. On more prolonged journeys, try to plot two probable routes in case the first becomes too risky to remain on, and remember that you can change your markers as needed along the route.


Build Stuff

You will gain admittance to things called PCCs. These can be used to create a mixture of structures in the game world from bridges to the safehouse to ziplines. You should establish structures often to make it more accessible to travel. Better, these buildings will appear in other players’ worlds, helping their own journeys in the wastes. Their buildings will also appear on your map. It doesn’t need PlayStation Plus, either!


Build Tactfully

Buildings are attached to a social media-like improvement system. The more gamers use your building and “like” it, the higher your rank as a carrier will rise. Build your buildings wisely. If there’s a town in the middle of nowhere with no safe house, build one up. A river near a city? Build a bridge. Lots of rain in the area means a time fall safety structure will reap grand rewards. Don’t just think about yourself; think about what benefits other players as well.


Like Other Players’ Structures

If a ladder served you scale a cliff or a watchtower made it more accessible to spot enemies, smash that like button. It encourages other players to level up and gives it more likely that they’ll return the favor later on in game.



Settlements and safehouses have separate rooms to rest in. Here, you can improve stamina and even take showers to produce special grenades from Sam’s bodily fluids. You should chill after a long tiring trips


Use The Share Locker

Bases come with a locker that’s shared between players where you can retrieve lost cargo or take items that other players have placed. Need some gear check the lockers. Want to help other players? Maybe drop a PCC or a pair of shoes in there.

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Now Talk About Some Shoes

Sam’s shoes wear down with the travels, leading to fatigue and traversal. Keep track of their strength and restock when you can. For a very long trip, think to bring a second pair for the travel.


Bodily Fluid Grenades?

There’s a number of grenades made from Sam’s blood, sweating and even urine, and excrement that have a mixture of effects. Here’s how that works:

  • Hematic Grenades are crafted at bases and use Sam’s blood. These powerful weapons can obliterate BTs, and it’s a good idea to carry some with you if you know you’re heading into tricky territory.
  • Grenade No. 0 uses Sam’s sweat and renders a BT visible for a very brief amount of time.
  • Grenade No. 1 uses Sam’s urine to make BTs visible but has a much larger area of effect.
  • Grenade No. 2 uses Sam’s excrement to mark a single BT for a significant period of time.

You can store these grenades by showering or utilizing the restroom in a safehouse.

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Stay Still To Spot BTs

If you don’t have weapons to trade with BTs, an answer is to stop for a while whenever they’re nearby. So long as your cute baby-pal BB is healthy, you’ll be able to see BTs around you. This makes it easy to bypass the fight your way past.


Keep Your BB Happy

If you fall too much or get lost in the BT area, your BB can enter a state called autotoxemia. This stops it from helping you sense BTs and can only be settled by resting at a safehouse. If you fall in the field, your BB might start crying. Make it stop by pressing L1 and then down on the D-pad. You can rock your baby to avoid stress and avoid autotoxemia.


BTs Aren’t The Only Threat

There are terrorists as well in your travels as well as MULEs who want to steal your packages and deliver them to get a reward. Their camps are spread throughout the game world and are filled with quality loot. It’s unsafe to steal from them, but the bonuses are fabulous. If you need more crafting stocks or some gear, consider hiding into their camps to steal what you can.


Use A Non-Lethal Approach

Lethal weapons like assault rifles and shotguns are noisy. If you’re going into an enemy camp, take something like a silenced rifle or a bola gun that can quickly take down enemies. If things go bad, you can rely on your fists, but using these unique tools will make your sneaking all the more prosperous.


Go Grand Theft Auto On Those Clowns

If you’re robbing a large booty from MULEs or need to travel a long distance, consider stealing a truck or making one at a base. If you’re lucky, some other player might have left one in the garage. If you know a delivery or scavenge job will require a lot of cargo, it’s a clever choice to have some sort of vehicle handy.


Read Your Database And Mail

You can check out the database terminal if you get confused, Terminal is in your private room for information on terminology and lore. There’s also a terminal with mail from everyone you’ve delivered items to. Take a second to look at these messages and lore notes to gain a more comprehensive picture of the story as you progress in the game.


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