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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

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.

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Try to Travel on Flat Ground As Much As Possible

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.

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Falling Over Damages or Drops Carried Cargo

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

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.

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Terrain Scan Icons & Meaning

IconMeaning
Safe terrainSafe terrain
Steep terrainSteep terrain, requires Stamina to traverse
Hazardous terrainHazardous terrain, avoid or proceed with extreme caution
Untraversable terrainUntraversable terrain
Shallow waterShallow water, hinders movement but safe to cross
Deep waterDeep water, requires Stamina to avoid being swept away
Very deep waterVery deep water, will be immediately swept away

Steep Hills Uses Your Stamina to Climb

Steep Hills & Inclines Affects Your Balance & Posture

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

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

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

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!

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Traversal Mechanics

Basic Control Scheme for Traversing

ConfigControls
Left StickWalk / Move
L3 Run / Sprint
Right StickLook Around
R3 Switch Views
Circle Crouch / Sneak
L1Compass Mode / Check Distance & Height
L2 or R2Keep Balance
XClimb
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Carried Cargo Affects Your Balance & Center of Gravity

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.

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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

Use Vehicles to Cover Large Amounts of Ground 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.

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