Read this Death Stranding tips to learn walking while keeping balance! This includes control schemes, traversal techniques, and more info to keep you from tripping and falling!
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Traversal Tips & Techniques
Plan Your Delivery Route Beforehand
Prior to venturing on your delivery, always make sure to place waypoints and plot out your route to avoid dangerous area. Be sure to keep an eye out for ravines and other geographical obstacles that may be a threat to your travels.Check Out How to Use Cuff Links Here
Try to Travel on Flat Ground As Much As Possible
The basics of keeping a safe footing is trying to travel on solid flat ground at all times. A patch of dirt may be easy to cross when dry, but may become slippery and muddy after timefall.Check Out More On Timefall
Falling Over Damages or Drops Carried Cargo
Should you trip and fall or bump into something, your cargo will take damage or may drop holstered luggages. Be careful with your surroundings along with your foothold.
Scan for Safe Area to Travel & Cross
Using the shoulder mounted Odradek scanner will provide valuable geographical information of your local surroundings, helping you plan your path. The scanner may be used multiple times, but requires a recharge after each scan.Check Out How to Use Scanners
Terrain Scan Icons & Meaning
|Steep terrain, requires Stamina to traverse|
|Hazardous terrain, avoid or proceed with extreme caution|
|Shallow water, hinders movement but safe to cross|
|Deep water, requires Stamina to avoid being swept away|
|Very deep water, will be immediately swept away|
Steep Hills Uses Your Stamina to Climb
When going up steep hills will use your endurance while climbing. When you run out of endurance, you will slip and fall down until being able to halt yourself. Try not to overestimate your leaps and try detouring if it means the route will be more safer.
Hold L2 & R2 Button While Going Down Steep Hill
On the other hand, going down steep hills may cause you to lose balance. Hold L2 & R2 to keep a steady footing, while this does sacrifice traversal speed.
Use Ladders & Ropes to Cross Treacherous Terrain
If in case you need to cross extremely steep hills, try using equipments such as ladders and rope to help you traverse more safely. It is always a good plan to keep few ladders at hand, as they can both be used to cross and climb gaps.
Avoid Water, Mud & Other Environmental Hazards
Water, mud and other natural hazards will often hinder your travels. Unless you have a means to counter these hazards, try to keep your route away from these areas to avoid unnecessary damages.
Look Out for Player Built Structures to Use
If in need, try to look around for structures and equipments such as bridges and ladders left by other players to help you traverse these hazards. Don't forget to Like them as well!Check Out More About Likes Here
Basic Control Scheme for Traversing
|Left Stick||Walk / Move|
|L3||Run / Sprint|
|Right Stick||Look Around|
|Circle||Crouch / Sneak|
|L1||Compass Mode / Check Distance & Height|
|L2 or R2||Keep Balance|
Carried Cargo Affects Your Balance & Center of Gravity
Cargos and luggages carried on Sam will not only affect his Stamina but also his center of gravity and balance. Alway try to load your cargo in an organized balanced fashion before heading out.Learn More About Cargo Here
Avoid Sudden Turns When Encumbered
Even with a balanced center of gravity, Sam is still susceptible to falling while carrying heavy loads. Avoid abrupt left or right turns as this causes Sam to lose balance and ultimately fall down, damaging the goods.
Walk Slowly To Maintain Balance
Another way of keeping balance is to walk slowly. Just nudge the right joystick to advance at a leisurely pace. This helps a lot when carrying heavy packages as it keeps Sam's footing stable.
Use Vehicles to Cover Grounds Quickly
While traveling, you may encounter vehicles left by other players and MULES. Riding these vehicles will let you cover ground fast, relatively safely. You should definitely try to make use of them if given the chance. Note that these vehicles will attract more attention.