Check out this Death Stranding guide on the online features of the game. Including info on the Social Strand System, what you can do online, leave signs and supplies, & more.Check Out Beginner's Tips & Strategy
What Is Social Strand System? Is It Online?
Online Feature Of Leaving Imprints In-Game
The main online feature of Death Stranding is the Social Strand System. Here you will be able to assist other players on their journey but this does not mean you can directly interact with them.Check Out Multiplayer Features Here!
Shape and Mold the World For Other Players
Those who allow online play will find imprints of other players within their game and can leave their own signs in the games of other people connected online.Check Out What Are Signs Here!
Players Create Paths to Use
Dirt roads are shaped by players when they use the same path as others do in the game. This in turn will act as a guide for other players to follow the path to get to their destination.
PS Plus Subscriptions Not Needed
According to Kojima Productions, Playstation's online subscription PS Plus will not be needed to enjoy the full online features of Death Stranding.
What Can You Do Online?
Share & Send Gadgets Or Equipment
Playing Death Stranding online allows you to leave imprints in other players games as well as receive these signs from other players. You can share gadgets & equipment including ladders, vehicles, safe houses, and supplies.
Build Structures For Other Players
You will be able to create structures that help other Sams on their journey. You can create bridges over rivers, and even safehouses for other Sams to take refuge. Other Sams can also help create these structures by leaving materials!Check Out Crafting Here!
Timefall Can Degrade These Structures
Note that these structures may not last forever. The Timefall accelerates the passing of time, which can then degrade these structures. You may need to repair these structures if they were affected by the Timefall.Check Out the Timefall Here!
Return Lost Cargo & Vice Versa
While venturing out in the world, you may come across discarded or lost cargo from other Sams. You can pick these up and deliver them to their destinations. Other players may do the same for your lost or discarded cargo!
Entrust Cargo to Your Anonymous Allies
You can also choose to help out those in need by entrusting items and resources to other players at the delivery terminal. This Entrusting will work both ways; you can also receive help from your anonymous allies when in need!
Send & Receive Battle Assistance
You can also request for help or assist other players in the middle of the battle to some extent. Features have yet to be fully announced so details will be updated once confirmed.Check Out Multiplayer Features Here!
Give & Share Likes With Other Players
In Death Stranding, you'll be able to give or receive "likes". These don't affect your gameplay and aren't a form of currency but a way to show support to other players.Check Out Like System Guide Here!