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Death Stranding: How to Increase Carry Capacity

There's ways to carry more cargo.

by Kyle Hanson


Death Stranding may be all about connecting people to each other, the importance of those connections, and how by working together we can rebuild America and the entire world. It’s also about carrying a lot of stuff. Yes, you’re working to restore society, but you do it by delivering packages, which means transporting a ton of cargo from Point A to Point B. And while we’ve already given you tips for how to carry more items it’s time to break down the details on how to increase carry capacity in Death Stranding.

How to Increase Carry Capacity

At the beginning of the game you’ll be able to carry 120kg of cargo. This actually doesn’t change much, even very late in the game. It’s not entirely clear where, but you can gain some enhancements to your base carry capacity. I believe it’s through both gaining Likes and completing missions, with the game tracking the exact weight of cargo you have delivered. By the end of the game I had only gotten to a carry capacity of 130kg, not much improvement. So while you should try to accomplish tasks that may enhance your stats, there’s far better options out there.

As we laid out in the previously linked guide, you have two items that directly influence how much stuff you can carry. Floating Carriers are one of the first, acting as a sort of levitating cart to stick items onto. These run on Chiral Crystals, so be sure you have enough of them handy to fuel them for the entire trip. You can even drop a few of them and link them up so you can carry a ton of stuff…literally if you really want to. But while these are useful, they aren’t as economical or directly impactful as Power Skeleton.

Coming in a few varieties and versions (see how to upgrade here), Power Skeleton are the best for increasing carry capacity in Death Stranding. Even the base model will basically double how much cargo you can carry. Speed, All-Terrain, and other versions of the electricity driven leg attachments will also help, but won’t quite deliver the carry capacity increase of the Power versions. You should pretty much always have these equipped and should be ready to recharge the battery whenever necessary. It’s easier then finding a bunch of Chiral Crystals out in the wild.

And speaking of fuel, there’s always vehicles. The default Reverse Trike can carry a few things, and let you get around while overencumbered, but it’s the truck you’ll want to keep an eye out for. Check out that guide for more info on where to find them and how to use them.

Otherwise that’s all there is to know about how to increase carry capacity in Death Stranding.

- This article was updated on:November 7th, 2019

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