Death Stranding players are using vehicles for griefing, and Kojima Productions is stepping in

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  1. Calliers

    Calliers Just got off the hedonic treadmill... Staff Member

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    Last week, Kojima Productions announced a patch for Death Stranding, scheduled for mid-December. One of the most requested features of the forthcoming patch? The ability to delete vehicles left by other players.

    If you're not familiar with Death Stranding, vehicles can be a big problem. A key feature of Kojima's game is a "shared world" between scores of players, where people can interact with structures built by others, but never see another soul in the harsh landscape. You can also come across vehicles, when they've been abandoned and left out in the elements by other players. Depending on where the vehicles were abandoned, this can be a problem.

    Presenting Exhibit A: The Cosplayer. This is the shelter in which Conan O'Brien's character resides, and it's become a warzone between players on foot versus abandoned vehicles. Imagine hiking over 100 kilometers only to find that you need to blow up a truck with a rocket launcher to deliver a parcel to Conan.
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    Trusteft HH's Asteroids' Dominator

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    People ask me why I prefer single player games, I don't know what to tell them.

    I assume there is an option to play without interference from other players, right?
     
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    According to many news outlets it is a single player game with optional multiplayer. If you do not want other people messing with your gameplay basically just disconnect and it will let you know you are disconnected from the internet but won't stop you from playing.
     
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    You have to actually disconnect your PS4 from the internet to avoid getting this?
     
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    Pretty much, or else it will jump onto the net and automatically pull what's in other people's games into yours.
     
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    So there is definitely not an option/setting to avoid this from within the game?
     
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    There is, but it's global.

    "Though Death Stranding is not an online only game, this is a single player adventure with an emphasis on online connectivity, which can populate the world with structures built by other players and cargo they failed to deliver.

    There's no direct co-operative or competitive multiplayer in Death Stranding, and though it's asymmetric and largely automatic, but well worth learning how it works to benefit both yourself and - in keeping with the themes of the game - other players."

    If you turn it off you don't get the advantages of other players work in building structures and other items like ladders, and climbing ropes.. stuff that takes resources to build. When it's off you are doing all the work, all the time.
     
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    Good. That's fine with me. GTFO of my session. :)
     
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