In this guide, we’ll detail just how you can meet with the impressionable comedian Conan O’Brien in Death Stranding and what reward you’ll be given for doing so.
Death Stranding Conan O’Brien Location
Hideo Kojima’s latest soiree into the ethereal and surreal is as perplexing as it is absurdly comical. An apt example of the latter would be the number of celebrity cameos the legendary developer decided to put into Death Stranding, many of whom are personal friends of the developer. One such cameo in Death Stranding is by the late-night talk show host, Conan O’Brien.
In order to find Conan O’Brien in Death Stranding, you can begin by doing the quest when you reach Chapter 3.
In this chapter, you’re searching for a side quest that mentions a Cosplayer; Conan is the partner of Cosplayer. Once you’ve acquired this task, it’s time to get moving and find Conan O’Brien’s location.
How to Find Cosplayer
You’ll be tasked with going to a shelter southwest from South Knot City – it’s in a damp ravine that’s located a fair bit away from the Weather Station. However, before looking for this shelter, players must first go to South Knot City and begin a separate mission: a Standard Delivery Mission in which they must carry some materials for the cosplayer.
Once you’ve gathered all the materials and have made the trek to the ravine, you’ll need to actually get inside the shelter. There are essentially two ways of doing so: the easy way, and the awesome way.
The former involves climbing above the entrance and using a climbing anchor to rappel down and enter the shelter. The latter option basically has you getting on your bike and careening into the shelter from the clifftop; it involves a bit more legwork but is infinitely cooler than the alternative.
Meeting Conan O’Brien
Whatever method of ingress you choose to employ, the result will be the same. After getting inside, you’ll need to get the Prepper Shelter onto the Chiral Network, which completes the mission and has you coming face-to-holographic face with Conan O’Brien, aka the Wandering MC.
You’ll have a brief chat with him, laced with the comedian’s iconic humor, and he’ll ultimately reward you for your efforts – a Sea Otter Hood!
That’s right, your reward for finding Conan O’Brien is a completely silly and absurd looking Sea Otter Hood, something you can equip via the Radial Menu.
Once equipped, it automatically activates when you’re in the rain, but more importantly, it has certain unique features – it allows you to swim more effectively, paddling your way to shore is made much easier with the aid of this hood.
It’s actually possible for you to get a Conan O’Brien hologram for your upgraded structures. To attain it, you’ll need to deliver more and more items for the Cosplayers Compound – the ultimate goal is to get their connection to Level 4!
There you have it, a simple and absurdist side quest that ought to get a hearty laugh out of anyone playing the game.