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Death Stranding: How to Upgrade Structures & What It Does

Death Stranding: How to Upgrade Structures & What It Does

Death Stranding: How to Upgrade Structures & What It Does

In the bizarre world of Death Stranding, there are so many different systems to keep track of. One of the core mechanics in Death Stranding comes from building and upgrading formations. This is one of the many gameplay loops found in Death Stranding and will prove to be quite useful if you stay on top of it. Here’s how to upgrade structures and what it does.

How to Upgrade Structures

To upgrade these all you have to do is walk to either a structure you made yourself or one that someone else made and hold down the options button.

This will open up the menu and is where it will tell you the required resources needed to upgrade the structure. In most cases, it’s either Chiral Crystals, Metal, Resin, or a combination of the three.

Each structure can be upgraded to level three. You can also spend materials to repair structures that have been damaged by the Timefall rain.

What Upgrading Does

Every structure will do something slightly different when upgraded. For instance, a generator will increase its effective range and charge rate at level 2, while a postbox will allow you to store more stuff inside of them.

Upgrading these will also allow you to place holograms next to them so they are easier to see for other players who might need to use them.

You’ll also be able to add music to your structures in case people want to rest up there and soak in the view.

Time needed: 1 minute.

Here’s a quick recap to learn how to upgrade structures.

  1. Find a Structure

    Simply find or build your own structure that you want to upgrade and then approach it and hold down the options button.

  2. Deposit Materials

    you’ll need to make sure you have the required materials on hand in order to upgrade it so be sure to carry extra.

  3. Upgrade!

    It takes 20 seconds for a structure to upgrade.

Well, that’s everything you need to know about how to upgrade structures and what it does in Death Stranding.

For more tips, tricks, and guides be sure to check out our extensive and ever-expanding Death Stranding Wiki Guide.

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