Death Stranding December Update: Vehicle Disposal, Text Size, and More

Coming sometime this month, here are all the changes you can expect from the upcoming Death Stranding December update, which makes minor tweaks.

December 6, 2019

On November 8, 2019, one of the most anticipated games of the generation released. Shrouded in mystery, Hideo Kojima’s newest experience was finally put in the hands of gamers everywhere with mixed reactions. Now a month after release, the Death Stranding December update has now been unearthed, making some welcome changes that will surely improve your experience as Sam Porter Bridges. So, grab a Monster and check out what will be added sometime in mid-December.

Death Stranding December Update: Odradek Visibility

Much of this update are improvements that the community has given feedback on. One of which is the visibility of Sam Porter Bridges’ odradek. If you aren’t hip to Kojima’s sci-fi vocabulary presented in Death Stranding, the odradek is the flappy machine thing on your shoulder that claps when BTs (an acronym for “Beach Things,” invisible ghosties that make weird tar stuff when they’re around) are in the vicinity. As such, it is important for the device to be visible during moments when BTs are around.


Pre-update, there were moments when your cargo could actually block your view of the odradek, which made it hard to see whether there were BTs near, ready to snatch Norman Reedus up and bring him to the Beach. With the new update, if there is cargo blocking your view of the odradek, the cargo will become transparent, allowing to see how the device is reacting to the environment.

Death Stranding December Update: Text Size Increase on UI

One of Death Stranding‘s biggest issues is in the accessibility department. Specifically, the text is ridiculously small, making it hard to read at times. Looking at Sam’s e-mails can be difficult if you’re a healthy human being, and don’t have your TV two feet from your face (like me). As such, there will now be an option to increase the text size on the game’s UI.

Death Stranding December Update: Vehicle Disposal

Have you ever traversed the desolate post-apocalyptic version of the United States in Death Stranding with a vehicle and got it stuck in a very inconvenient location? Well, you aren’t alone. Come mid-December, this will no longer be an issue. You will now be able to dispose of your vehicles when they inevitably get stuck in some unfavorable position. However, you will not be able to dispose of MULE vehicles. I mean, it would be pretty cool to have the ability to dispose of a MULE vehicle while your cargo worshipping enemies were driving it, but that probably breaks the experience in obvious ways.

As mentioned, there isn’t a specific date for the Death Stranding December update, but you can expect it sometime in the middle of the month. If you want to see some of the changes in action, check out the video in the tweet below. Kojima’s latest adventure is available now for PS4 and will launch next year for PC. If you want to see what we thought of the game, check out our review.

Michael Ruiz

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