Strand contracts are one of the features in Death Stranding. They allow you to connect with other players and provide benefits to both you and them. Think of them as a friends list of sorts. The number of contracts you can form is limited, so you’ll want to be picky about them. It will increase when you improve a particular stat, but there will always be a cap. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about Death Stranding strand contracts – how to form them, break them, increase the cap and more.
How to form strand contracts?
After you’ve unlocked the Bridge Link submenu during the main story, you’ll be able to find it in the cuff menu. Press Options to open the menu, then select Bridge Links. You’ll see a list of all the players whose structures you’ve seen in the game (both the ones you’ve used and the ones you haven’t). Select a name from the list and press triangle to form a Strand Contract.
You’ll want to create contracts with people who have proven their usefulness – either to you, or to others. This means you should connect either with someone whose structures helped you personally, or someone who has a lot of likes. This will increase the chances of their objects spawning in your world.
How to increase number of strand contracts?
You’ll want to fill up your list of strand contracts as soon as possible – the more people you have there, the more structures will appear in your world. After a while, you’ll hit the cap. The only way to move the cap higher and increase the number of strand contracts you can form is by increasing the Bridge Links part of your porter grade.
How to cancel strand contracts?
If your contracts list is full and you’ve found someone who’s very useful but not on it, you can cancel an existing strand contract to make room for them. To do this, go to the list of contracts, highlight the one you want to break and press triangle.