#19: If you find too much stuff on a trip and can’t bring everything back with you, use a PCC to build a Post Box! You can dump all the items you want to leave behind somewhere safe. If you get too far from an item on the ground, it will disappear and become available in a different player’s game.
#20: Check your map for yellow outlines — that’s the scan range of MULEs. Those are thieves looking to steal your cargo. If you enter the yellow area, the MULEs will scan for you. If they do steal your stuff, you can reclaim it at their local outpost.
#21: When dealing with BTs, look in the distance for black strands in the sky. If there’s an upside-down rainbow and black rain, you’ll know BTs are nearby. Stay low to stay quiet! Hold [R1] to hold your breath if you’re spotted and slowly sneak away. You only have to worry about BTs spotting you if you’re within orange range on your spotter.
#22: Your BB will automatically target the nearest BT with your spotter device. Pause and stand still while looking in the direction of your spotter to reveal BT locations, or use the [L1] scan to get an outline. You can also watch the black strands connecting the BTs to see where unseen BTs might be located.
#23: Black Rain soaks Cargo Containers, damaging the Container — but it doesn’t damage the Cargo inside! The rain makes the Container weaker. The Container is kind of like armor for your cargo — the higher the container meter, the less damage your Cargo will take when it’s dumped on the ground.
#24: Look Out For Metals, Resins, And Other Materials — they’re used exclusively for recycling! Recycling gives you resources for Fabricating equipment, or Repairing and Upgrading Structures.
That’s all the tips we’ve got for the first hours of Death Stranding. There’s a lot more to discover in this extremely weird game, so be sure to check back for more.