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Death Stranding: How to Use Decoy Cargo

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Death Stranding: How to Use Decoy Cargo

Crossing America, reconnecting waystations and delivering cargo along the way, is rarely smooth sailing. In addition to BTs thwarting your progress, there are also MULE cargo thieves to deal with. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to deal with them, including some very clever stealth-focused gadgets. Here’s how to use decoy cargo in Death Stranding.

The detection beacons that MULEs use to locate valuable cargo means they’re extremely difficult to evade. Even when there’s plenty of distance between you and any visibly patrolling MULE, they can find you quite easily if you’re pinged.

But they aren’t pinging you, of course, they are pinging our cargo. This is where the decoy cargo comes in. It’s a faux cargo that acts as a distraction target and tricks the MULEs into pursuing the wrong target. And when they do pick up that cargo, they’ll be in for a nasty surprise.

How to Use Decoy Cargo in Death Stranding

Using the decoy cargo is a simple as fabricating it, equipping it, and leaving it somewhere the MULEs are likely to find it.

Time needed: 1 minute.

Using Decoy Cargo in Death Stranding

  1. Press right on the d-pad to open your equipment menu

  2. Select the decoy cargo

  3. Throw it somewhere a MULE will find it

It’s best used either inside a MULE base just before you’re about to steal cargo and make a hasty retreat, or while they are already in hot pursuit of you and you need something to slow them down.

Even if you place a decoy cargo quite obviously in front of a pursuing MULE, they will stop and open it. The explosion will incapacitate them.

That should be everything you need to know about how to use decoy cargo in Death Stranding. For more useful tips and helpful information on the game, be sure to search our extensive guide wiki.

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Alex was a Senior Editor at Twinfinite and worked on the site between January 2017 and March 2023. He covered the ins and outs of Valorant extensively, and frequently provided expert insight into the esports scene and wider video games industry. He was a self-proclaimed history & meteorological expert, and knew about games too. Playing Games Since: 1991, Favorite Genres: RPG, Action
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