Death Stranding Director’s Cut is here and it has brought with it free goodies, fresh mission areas, and more! Keep on reading to find out about the game, the new features, and Director’s cut in general!
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Death Stranding: In A Nutshell
The world of Death Stranding is like the inside of a cardboard box. It’s dark, dingy and if you don’t do something fast, you will be dead before a blink. Developed by Kojima Productions, Death Stranding is an action game that includes otherworldly beached creatures, delivery-wrecking rogue cult, apocalyptic United States, necrosis, and Knot cities.
The world you wake up in is unforgiving and cruel. It has only known chaos and BRIDGES is the only company that serves these cluttered colonies inhabiting derelict areas.
The porters will hang on to the thin strand called life whilst surviving voidouts, Timefall, Beached Things, and a cult that will stop at nothing to destroy them. The game has a special place in the gaming world due to its original concept, lingering appeal, detailed graphics, and soundtrack.
Bagging the Golden Joystick Awards in 2020, Death Stranding proved itself as an immensely popular and enjoyable game for players of all kinds. With all that and more, who would not be thrilled about Death Stranding Director’s Cut?
Death Stranding Director’s Cut
The Death Stranding Director’s Cut is probably the only thing that will make your weekend better. Any corpse that is not incinerated will turn into an invisible land-permeating ghost. Sam Porter Bridges is made up of stronger stuff though. For instance, he can come back from the dead, he can sense nearby BTs and has the mammoth back-breaking task of saving America, or what’s left of it anyway. The Chiral Network is dependent on you and the outposts throughout the country will allow “in-network” players to share equipment, items, vehicles and lost deliveries.
In the Stranding Director’s Cut Sam keeps trudging through the wasteland in west. The traversal takes a back seat and you will no longer be poorly armed against the MULEs. The methods of defending yourself have significantly increased and a brand-new electrical-charge pistol awaits you in the Death Stranding Director’s Cut.
There has also been an increase in Sam’s repertoire which is pretty handy except the part where it can also do cargo damage. Although the changes aren’t going to sweep you off your feat they are quite useful for new porters. Gain the upper hand on a steep slope or make your way through BT-infested timefall, the Death Stranding Director’s Cut is better than before!
Another important modification would be the construction of roads through snow-capped mountains. If you’re interested or invested in the pick-up-traverse-deliver cycle, this is definitely good news for you.
Constructing roads would still require a hell of a lot of legwork but you would not have to keep hauling loads and loads of material for terminals if you get help from other players. The more connections you make, the more perks you will win but beware, the road to connections is not smooth.
You would have to keep going through a dozen side quests to achieve this. Buffing strong winds have been added along with Timefall forecasts. A new reverse trike model is here that also includes an attached cargo trailer.
What’s more? You can now upgrade floating carriers (or tethered hover pallets) to haul cargo to work in the game’s speedy over-air zip lines. Only extra deliveries will be able to achieve this. The effects on PS5 with DualSense’s haptic feedback are reviewed as incredible.
The Death Stranding Director’s Cut also lets players choose the location and the process of carrying and delivering the cargo (Similar to old Death Stranding). The Death Death Stranding Director’s Cut has an amazing job done on it’s haptics. A small satisfying bump is produced as soon as the cargo is grabbed and attached on Sam’s backs.
Cargo-less sprinting on a dirt road produces a different pattern of vibration and sprinting on it with heavy cargo produces another. The effects keep changing with grassy fields, asphalt, snow and volcanic rock. Bracing, hauling or leaning gives a separate feel and the impact of cargo, surfaces, environmental effects etc. works perfectly for an immersive experience.
Playing Death Stranding Director’s Cut
The Death Stranding Director’s Cut was released both digitally and on disc today. If you’ve preordered or preloaded it, we are sure you’ve started playing already. There hasn’t been any major story additions so you can complete it in about 50-60 hours. Gamers with Death Stranding’s PS4 version can directly upgrade to the game’s PS5 Director’s Cut through Playstation store.
For those of you wondering about playing Death Stranding Director’s Cut offline, yes, you can definitely play it offline. And although it doesn’t affect the overall experience of the game, some features will be lost.
Take for example the signposts (contains tips, guidance, and moral support) and equipment left by other players. You won’t be able to see the stats and levels of other players either. If you do not connect to internet at all you would have to go on building it all alone. Although playing offline would be great, we would recommend you to play it online.
The Racetrack has been added to Death Stranding Director’s Cut and will be available to you as it’s pre-built. To build the Racetrack terminal though, you will need 130 Chiral Crystals, 450 Metals and 400 Ceramics.
The new addition in Racing Mode is Roadster, a fast and stylish vehicle that performs nice on flat surfaces (do not use it on rough terrains). Follow a few steps to fabricate the roadster anywhere in the game –
- Enter race using Roadster at the road track
- Complete Ranked Race/Time Trials with Roadster
- Now that you’ve completed the race, design it anywhere
Death Stranding Director’s Cut Features
- Haptic feedback on DualSense controller
- Adaptive trigger support
- 3D Audio
- Improved load times
- Choose between performance mode (upscaled 4K at 60fps) or fidelity mode (native 4K at 30fps)
- New Firing Range area
- Fragile Circuit racing mode
- New story missions
- Use Sam’s defensive “strand” melee weapon. This weapon that usually comes useful while tying up terrorists and MULEs can now be used to secure your bundles better.
- Reach Distribution Center West of Capital Knot City and accept Order No. 77 — Collection: Cargo Discovered in the Ruined Factory to unlock Master Gun and exoskeleton.
- Pacify your enemies with electricity using Master Gun. Use the exoskeleton to carry more cargo.