Check out this Death Stranding guide for tips on what to do when stuck in the game. Including restarting order missions, prepping more gear, building structures, & more!
What To Do When Stuck
Find & Plot Better Route
Zoom In On Map To Check Terrain
Before starting off on your journey, it's always best to open Sam's cuff links and check your map for the types of terrain you'll encounter. Find the best route with the least mountainous areas or rivers for a safer journey.Check Out All Map Icon Explanations Here!
Use Odradek To Scan Dangerous Ground
On your path, make sure to use the Odradek often. The scanner will give you much information on which areas are more dangerous to tread on. This will keep both your health & stamina up while also preventing cargo damage.Check Out How To Use Odradek!
Learn How To Balance & Walk Safely
It's also important to know how to traverse the different terrains safely. This includes balancing Sam's center of gravity to prevent him from toppling over.Check Out How To Walk & Travel Safely!
Build Structures To Aid You
Sometimes it takes a bridge for you to get to your destination safely. Don't be afraid to utilize your materials and craft useful structures like bridges, safehouses, and even watchtowers to aid you on your path.Check Out How To Build Structures!
Prep Well Before Journey
Always Bring Ladders & Rope
It's always better to be prepared than to not have any supplies at all. Make sure you have at least a ladder & rope set in your backpack to make sure you can travel through rough terrain much easier.
Use Private Room To Restore Health & Stamina
When you reach a distribution center, make sure to exploit the usage of your Private Room. Take a shower to resupply your ammo, drink energy drinks to boost stamina, and interact with BB to deepen your connection.Check Out Private Room Features!
Craft Better Gear & Equipment
Before any journey, make sure that your gear is repaired or replaced. If you can spare the materials, craft higher level equipment to aid you better when you're traveling.Check Out How To Craft Gear!
Make Sure Cargo Is Balanced & Secure
It's important to think carefully of how you place your cargo around your body. Make sure it's balanced and you have room to pick up lost cargo along the way. Keep in mind that balance is important & will prevent falling that can damage your precious cargo.Check Out Cargo System Here!
Learn To Deal With Foes & Timefall
Drop Cargo When Facing Mules
In your travels, if you come across any Mules and their bases, make sure to drop all your cargo a short distance away. Having them piled too high will alert them of your presence and carrying cargo into the base will set off their tracking system.Check Out Mule Bases Guide Here!
Find Shelter To Avoid Timefall Effects
Spending too much time exposed to Timefall can progressively degrade your cargo. Enough damage can render your mission a failure. Make sure to keep out of Timefall to prevent erosion of your cargo's quality.Check Out Tips To Avoid Timefall!
Keep Crouched & Quiet When BTs Appear
When there is Timefall, Beached Things or BTs can appear shortly after. Make sure to crouch, take note of your Odradek's color, and listen to BB's cries to avoid confrontation with these dangerous beings.Check Out How To Deal With BTs!
Restart Or Adjust Settings
Redeploy Cargo To Restart Order Missions
If your cargo has sustained plenty of damage or has been lost in your travels, you have the option to restart the order mission. When you do, you'll have to pick the cargo up again from its original terminal.Check Out How To Restart Order Missions!
Lower Difficulty Levels To Make Travel Easier
If push comes to shove and you can't move the game forward, it's always an option to adjust the game's overall difficulty settings. Take note that completing orders will track the lowest difficulty setting you've chosen.Check Out How To Change Difficulty Settings!