Death Stranding is crossing over with the world of Cyberpunk 2077 on PC. The crossover includes new Cyberpunk-themed items for Death Stranding, as well as new missions and a brand new gameplay function for protagonist Sam Porter Bridges.
What's in the Death Stranding and Cyberpunk 2077 crossover?
The crossover includes a new Cyberpunk 2077-themed Reverse Trike vehicle and an equippable item based on Johnny Silverhand's robotic arm. You'll also find new holograms and a brand new "Trauma Team"-themed floating hologram for some constructions, as well as plenty of new fashion items including glasses based on those worn by Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077.
True to the nature of Death Stranding, the new mission - which sees Bridges tracking down a chip with a V symbol carved into it - is somewhat obtuse. You'll find the new quest in your Mail, and it'll send you to the Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City. That area is part of Death Stranding's mid-game, so if you're just getting started, you won't be able to simply boot the game up and head into the new quest.
Once you've found the chip, the mysterious "J" will upgrade your compass so you can see your objective marker at all times if you wish. You'll also receive a face mask themed around Cyberpunk 2077's protagonist V. The chip looks like Cyberpunk 2077's Shards, which is a nice touch for fans of CD Projekt Red's new RPG. Remember to check your mail or you might not get the quest! This mission kicks off a six-part epic, so be sure not to miss the steps. If you're in doubt about where to go next, remember to sleep in a Safe Room, as this may advance the quest.
What is Hacking in Death Stranding?
This crossover will also introduce a brand new gameplay conceit to Death Stranding in the form of Hacking. Using Hacking, Bridges will be able to target enemy machines and apply negative status effects, making combat easier. You can stop Mule sensor poles from being activated for a short period of time, as well as stunning enemy Odradek terrain scanners and shorting out enemy Mule trucks to stop them in their tracks. There's more waiting to be discovered in the Death Stranding and Cyberpunk 2077 crossover, so be sure to update your game to check it out.
To celebrate this crossover, Death Stranding is currently 50% off in the Humble Store, which is a pretty sweet deal. If you've been on the fence about checking out Death Stranding, now's the time to go give it a look. Remember that the Cyberpunk 2077-themed stuff is exclusive to PC, so you won't get it if you're playing on PlayStation 4 (or, indeed, PlayStation 5).
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