Like Facebook, Death Stranding also has a Unique system of Social Interaction using the Currency of “Likes”. Though mostly cosmetic, likes can help you increase your Porter Grade through one of the five categories, Bridge Linkage. In this guide, we will explain how the Like system works in the game. We will also give tips on how to get more likes in Death Stranding.
Likes in Death Stranding
Ways players can give you likes include the following scenario:
- Using a Ladder or Climbing Anchor you’ve left behind.
- Using a postbox you’ve created
- Crossing a Bridge you’ve built
- Recharging equipment from a Generator you’ve built
- Using a Watchtower you’ve built
- Running through interactive signs (Keep on, Don’t Give Up, Good Work BB, Likers Get Liked, Speed Up)
- Standing under a Timefall Shelter you’ve built
- Using a Safe House you’ve built
- Riding a Zip Line you’ve built
- Driving on a Paved Road you’ve helped create
- Upgrading or Repairing your structures
- Completing a player’s Supply Request
- Delivering a Player’s Lost Cargo or entrusting its delivery at a postbox or location
The right PCC structure can also help you get lots of Likes from players, such as:
- Put Postboxes around halfway marks between locations, or near fields strewn with lost items. They are also great to leave around the edge of known BT or Mule territory for a quick place to stash items in dangerous scenarios.
- Bridges are useful both around large rivers and where large ravines and canyons can make getting from point A to point B. Even if other bridges are present, connecting multiple islands are still worth it.
- Generators are incredibly useful almost everywhere – but especially outside of facilities and prepper locations as means to recharge before heading out again. Otherwise, they are a welcome sight almost anywhere when exploring, so try to leave them halfway between locations, or along well-traveled roads that other players are bound to use (keep a look out for man-made paths by following footprints).
- Timefall Shelters, like Postboxes and Generators, are useful almost everywhere – especially in the mountain regions and where it rains often – as well as near BT areas.
- Safe Houses are extremely useful and welcome during the long stretches between destinations, but are also very important to place just outside any Prepper or facility that does not have its own safe house already.
- Ziplines, when placed in groups of two or more, can make lots of travel extremely easy when used thoughtfully. With the right planning, you can create a series of Ziplines or build off other players Ziplines to connect vast areas and cross over mountains with ease. Remember however that people must discover the zipline to use them, and when placed at max distance might not always appear usable unless you get close and scan them.
Paving Roads for MASSIVE Likes
Though different players may not see all the roads you paved, those who do will always give Likes while using them to cross the vast Central Region. Upon arriving at Lake Knot City, you will start to find a series of structures called Auto Pavers that run all the way from Lake Knot to South Knot, with an intersection going west from the Craftsman Prepper all the way west and then curving south to Mountain Knot City.
Auto Pavers require a lot of materials to build – but once you’ve supplied the necessary Chiral Crystals, Metals, and Ceramics, you’ll be able to pave a section of road that includes its own battery line down the center – which allows you to drive at high speeds without draining battery.
Roads can also completely bypass dangerous areas like Mule Camps and BT sites, and are very safe and efficient for delivering lots of cargo and materials to any of the Knot Cities, Waystations, or Distribution Centers. . This can become incredibly taxing to constantly find new materials – but there are a few methods to get more:
- Materials Cargo can be found all over the place, abandoned and forgotten like Lost Cargo – only they have no owner. Try looking around cities or stations for materials you need and bring them to the nearest paver when possible.
- Every City, Station Center, and Prepper have their own stores of materials that you’ll draw from when fabricating items. You can use this to your advantage by checking their stores when highlighting a location on your map – and then selecting Claim Materials to take what you need, load the materials onto a vehicle, and deposit them at the nearest paver. Materials can be donated from other players and orders, so check back at these sites regularly or expand your search to places farther away where other players may not claim materials from as often.
- When the stores of materials at locations are too low to take from, check the Standard Orders to find deliveries of materials like metals, and ensure their delivery to build up reserves that you can then immediately use. The more cargo you need to haul (choose premium orders), the better you’ll have to work with.
- If in need of extra Chiral Crystals, be sure to head to known BT areas and engage them on purpose to fight Catchers. Defeating them will ensure a large amount of Chrial Crystals appear upon their death. You can also just clear out an area of regular BTs by defeating them to earn Chiral Crystals from each one.
Ensuring that you help other players through their playthrough is the only way to get you many likes