In Death Stranding you are constantly carrying heavy cargo. When you carry a lot at once (over 60kg), your character Sam will tilt left and right when you move sideways. If you don’t correct his tilt, he might fall down and damage the cargo. This guide contains some quicks tips that will help you balance weight more easily.
- When you run, stay in a straight line. Don’t make sharp turns left or right. When you do, the weight will make Sam tip over – if this is about to happen hold on to cargo with L2 + R2. If Sam is tilting left you must press R2 to pull him further right. If he’s tilting right you must press L2 to push him left.
- To prevent cargo from ever falling down: Hold L2 + R2 at the same time. Even if you take sharp turns your cargo can’t fall down! Also use this when walking down steep hillsides. It’s slower than running but much safer.
- If you just want to run in a straight line without worrying about balancing cargo, keep the total weight under 60KG. That’s the sweet spot. Anything above 60KG will make Sam tilt sideways. The more weight you carry, the more drastic the effect gets.
- During Episode 3 you get the “Power Skeleton”, it allows you to carry around 300KG (it has multiple upgrade levels that go above 300KG limit). It’s an exoskeleton that supports Sam’s body.
- When equipping new cargo at terminals, press to automatically balance cargo to the best spot.
The balance system is like a minigame of its own. Later you also unlock Vehicles which make deliveries quite a bit easier as you no longer need to juggle the weight.