Death Stranding - The Knot and the Seam

Information on the knot in Death Stranding. Included are an overview and details on repatriation.

Death Stranding - Walkthrough and Guide


The Knot is a location that sits on the border between the real world and the other world. When Sam dies in the real world, he is relocated to the knot.


If Sam dies at sea, a special event called repatriation will occur. For a brief period, Sam becomes a “repatriate.” In this scenario, Sam must navigate the underwater-like area known as “the Seam.” Guide Sam’s soul by tracing the “strand” to reunite with his body. After completing the rite of passage, Sam can return to the real world.

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