Death Stranding - Odradek Scanner and Terrain Guide

A guide to the odradek scanner and terrain conditions in Death Stranding. Included are descriptions of various types of terrain and how they are marked with the scanner.

Death Stranding - Odradek Scanner and Terrain Guide

Odradek Scanner and Terrain Conditions

What is the Odradek Scanner?

The odradek scanner analyzes the surrounding terrain. It indicates whether a specific section of an area is safe to cross or not.

The odradek scanner can also detect items carried by enemies. The cargo carried by Mules, for instance, can be identified by using the sensor.

Types of Terrain

Rough Terrain

When using the odradek scanner, certain terrain will be marked with . This indicates rough terrain which may cause you to lose your footing and fall over. You will incur significant damage to yourself, your shoes, and your cargo if you fall down.

Muddy Terrain

When it timefall occurs, the ground may become muddy. Changing direction abruptly on muddy terrain will cause you to slip so proceed slowly.

Steep Terrain

Terrain that have an inclination of more than 45 degrees are marked with  by the odradek scanner. Climbing such steep ground will deplete your patience gauge and will cause you to fall when it runs out. You will also slide down if you jump on to steep terrain.

Deep Water

Deep water in rivers is indicated by on the odradek scanner. You will be carried by the current if you try to cross so avoid them as much as possible.

Terrain Condition Markings

Mark Details
Safe terrain.
Steep terrain. Will deplete the patience gauge when traversed.
Muddy terrain. Slippery and likely to make you slip.
× Completely uncrossable terrain.
Shallow water.
Moderately deep water. Will deplete the patience gauge when traversed. Will cause you to be swept by the current if the gauge runs out.
Deep water. Will cause you to instantly be swept by the current when traversed.

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