Death Stranding - Cargo Management Guide

A guide on cargo management for Death Stranding. Included is information on cargo space, cargo management tips, and recommended cargo for early game.

Death Stranding - Cargo Management Guide

Cargo Management

Cargo Space

Cargo Space Description
Back Main equipment space. Any S to XL size cargo can be placed here.
Suit Fixing (x4) Can accommodate S size equipment.
Tool Hanger Can accommodate S size equipment.
Boot Hanger Can accommodate spare footwear.
Utility Pouch (x4) Can accommodate blood bags.
Hands Carrying cargo by hand is not recommended since you will be hindered.

Cargo Mechanics

Back cargo space

Any type of cargo can be placed on your back. Keep in mind that getting hit or falling down can cause cargo on your back to drop and get damaged.

Other cargo space

All other cargo will not drop even if you fall down or are attacked.

Carrying cargo by hand is not recommended

Holding cargo by hand will hinder movement, so avoid carrying it this way.

Cargo weight indicator

The weight of your cargo is indicated by color. It can be red, yellow, or white to indicate that your load is heavy, moderate, or light.

Always strive to have the weight indicator colored white. If you must carry heavy cargo, try as much as possible to stay at moderate cargo weight.

When starting out, avoid bringing too much equipment. It is better to make room for picking up items as you travel instead.

Recommended cargo for early game

You must make the most out of your available cargo space since you will only have five S-size spaces to bring everything you need. This includes tools, weapons, attire, and consumables.

Before taking on order no. 4

You will be able to freely manage your cargo when beginning order no. 4. Remember to bring the tools below before heading out.

  • Ladder x1
  • Climbing anchor x1

With these two tools, try to keep your cargo weight as low as possible. Also, be mindful of where to deploy items so that other players can also use them.

Before taking on order no. 14

When beginning order no. 14, you will be able to bring hematic grenades. Below is the recommended equipment to bring before starting the mission.

  • Hematic grenade x2 frames
  • Ladder x1
  • Climbing anchor x1
  • Construction equipment x1

It takes around six to seven hematic grenades to defeat the fish-like catcher that will appear near the beginning of the mission. Equip two frames of hematic grenades to give you as many as 10 during the fight.

Construction equipment allows you to install posts and generators in an area. The generator is particularly important in the early game as it will allow you to recharge your motorbike and power skeleton batteries.

Motorbikes allow you to move faster, while power skeletons increase your cargo carrying capacity. These are invaluable in helping you complete deliveries with as little trouble as possible.

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