Find out about the game mechanics and features of Death Stranding in this guide. This includes its fast travel system, weapons, equipment, & vehicles, and more!Check Out Beginner's Tips & Strategy Here!
Unique Gameplay Features
Special BB System
BB or Bridge Baby will accompany you throughout your whole journey in Death Stranding. Interact with it and keep it stress free as you travel since it plays an important part to surviving against BT attacks.Check Out the BB (Bridge Baby) Article Here!
Deliver Cargo As Your Main Goal
Orders require Sam to deliver cargo from Point A to Point B in Death Stranding. The purpose of the delivery ties in with the main story orders or with Prepper side orders.
Cargo Related Articles
Retrieve Stolen Cargo From Mule Bases
Sam can also infiltrate Mule Bases and retrieve stolen cargo from other Sam players. Keep in mind that if you are spotted, mules will give chase and try to steal your cargo!Check Out Mule Bases Here!
Fast Travel with Fragile Jump
You will be able to fast travel using the Umbrellas Fragile leaves behind in the world. Although, it's not yet confirmed how you can unlock them. You can also fast travel from Sam's room.Check Out Fragile Jump Here!
Spend Time in Your Private Room
The Private Room is Sam's home base. From here you can do a lot of things like rest, change Sam's hair, and fast travel.Check Out the Private Room Features Here!
Take a Dip in the Hotsprings
There are pockets of hot springs found arofund the world. Take a break and get in. This will help to lower the stress level of BB.Check Out the Hot Springs Uses & Features Here!
Travel the World Using Vehicles
There are vehicles found all over Death Stranding's world that you can use to travel between points. There's quite of a variety with some that works better with specific baggage.Check Out the All Vehicle List Here!
Focus On Non-Lethal Combat System
Enemies can kill Sam, but Sam's arsenal of weapon and overall combat is more focused on subduing his enemies save for the BTs. This can be done with weapons or hand-to-hand combat.Check Out the Combat System Here!
Focus On Avoiding Beached Things (BT)
When Sam enters an area with Timefall, he will encounter Beached Things (BT). Make sure to hold your breath & tread carefully to avoid being dragged into the BTs' dimension.Check Out How To Deal With BTs Here!
Learn How To Deal With Timefall
Through your journey, you'll come across areas with Timefall and BTs. Make sure to look for the nearest shelter and keep crouched from BTs to keep yourself safe.Check Out Tips On Avoiding Timefall!
Make Use of Weapons & Items
You'll have weapons and tools at your disposal. Tools will help you to go through terrain and complete objectives, while weapons will allow you to restrain other characters. These can be crafted!Check Out How to Craft Weapons & Items Here!
Change Difficulty If Combat Is Hard
In Death Stranding, you can choose between 4 difficulty settings - Very Easy, Easy, Normal, and Hard. If you're having a hard time dealing with Mules and BTs, adjusting the difficulty can help you progress the story.Check Out Difficulty Settings Here!
Intensive Multiplayer System
Deploy Signs Throughout the World
Leave behind helpful Signs to guide other players in the world. You'll also be able to find Signs that have been left behind by other players.Check Out What are Signs & Features Here!
Give & Share Likes With Other Players
You can also give and receive "likes" in Death Stranding. These interactions can be used in almost anything you can interact with in the environment & can indicate how effective an object is in your journey.Check Out Like System Guide Here!
Discover Locations with the Chiral Network
When Sam encounters a Chiral Network terminal, he can use his Q-Pid to connect it to the entire system. This opens up the map & provides regional information on points of interest, other players, etc.Check Out the Chiral Network System Here!
Build Structures That Other Players Can Use
In Death Stranding, you can also build structures that you and other online players can use. These can range from postboxes, bridges, watchtowers, and more - all very helpful in your journey across the country!Check Out Building Guide Here!
What are Game Mechanics?
A Mix Between Traditional & New Video Game Mechanics
Developers of the game explains that Death Stranding is a harmonic mix between traditional and new video game mechanics to create a unique action open world game.