Get to Episode 3
Death Stranding Tips & Tricks
Death Stranding is very much a game that should not be rushed. However, we highly recommend that you make a beeline for every main story mission and delivery until you reach episode 3.
This is because the early hours of the game are pretty brutal, as you’re left with basically no tools or equipment to help with your deliveries. Once you hit episode 3, that’s when the game will start doling out all of the good equipment and tools that help to make your deliveries easier and much more fun.
This includes fast travel, smoke grenades, and a Power Skeleton that lets you run faster even with tons of cargo loaded onto your back. You can always go back to previous areas to clean up side missions and orders that you missed earlier, so there isn’t really any downside to getting to Episode 3 first, then backtracking.