Vehicles can help you move faster and carry more cargo in Death Stranding. There are two kinds of vehicles – motorcycles and trucks. Both can be crafted, but only after you’ve obtained the blueprints and required materials. There’s an abandoned motorcycle you can grab early on, if you know how to fix it. This guide will tell you everything you need to know about Death Stranding vehicles, including the reverse trike and the truck.
When do you get your first vehicle?
The first vehicle you’ll encounter is a motorcycle. It can be found in front of the Distribution Center West of Capital Knot city, in the middle of the Eastern Region. When you first find it, its battery will be empty. After you complete the Wind Farm mission in Chapter 2, you’ll unlock the generator blueprint. Once you have it, go back to the motorcycle and place a generator next to it. It’ll recharge the battery, allowing you to drive away on it.
Reverse Trike motorcycle
If you lose or destroy your first Reverse Trike, you’ll get the chance to craft another (or ten). The blueprint is unlocked during a story mission in Chapter 3. It’s called Order No. 23 – Retrieval: System Server. Once you have it, you’ll be able to craft as many as you can afford.
The motorcycle is fast, but it won’t let you carry more cargo. Also, if you mount it while heavily encumbered, it’ll lose speed. It also offers no protection whatsoever, and it’s pretty loud – so it’ll draw attention while not protecting you in any way. Its only redeeming quality is that it’s super fast, at least compared to Sam.
Trucks can also be crafted, but they’re more expensive. You’ll unlock the blueprints after raising your connection/reputation with Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City, in the Central Region. They’re much more durable than the trike, and they also allow you to pack additional cargo in the back.