DEATH STRANDING PC Community FAQ Guide

On July 14, DEATH STRANDING launches onto PC. The team here at 505 Games and KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS are incredibly excited and we look forward to introducing new Porters to the DEATH STRANDING community. Over the last few weeks we’ve seen a number of questions asked by the community, so we’ve put together a useful little blog that covers a bunch of FAQs. We will keep this guide up to date with the latest info as and when we receive commonly asked questions from the community.

Keep on keeping on!

What is DEATH STRANDING all about?
Starring Norman Reedus as Sam Bridges, DEATH STRANDING takes place in the near future, where mysterious explosions have rocked the planet, setting off a series of supernatural events known as the Death Stranding. With spectral creatures plaguing the landscape, and the planet on the verge of a mass extinction, it’s up to Sam to journey across the ravaged wasteland to save mankind from impending annihilation. The groundbreaking experience from legendary game creator Hideo Kojima also features the acting and voice talents of Mads Mikkelsen and Léa Seydoux.

When does DEATH STRANDING launch onto PC?
DEATH STRANDING is scheduled to launch onto Steam and the Epic Games Store on July 14, 2020 at 7am PST / 3pm BST / 11pm JP time

How much HDD space is required to install and run DEATH STRANDING on PC?
We recommend 80GB of HDD space to install and run DEATH STRANDING on PC

Is DEATH STRANDING compatible with Mac or Linux?
The PC edition of DEATH STRANDING is not compatible on Mac or on Linux. Please see the Steam and Epic Games Store pages for more information.

Will DEATH STRANDING for PC include new gameplay features?
New gameplay features include:
· High Frame Rates
· Ultrawide Monitor Support
· Half-Life Collaboration
· New Difficulty: Very Hard

Where can I purchase DEATH STRANDING?
Head over to https://deathstrandingpc.505games.com/#purchase for more info.

Is DEATH STRANDING available to purchase in physical format?
Yes, head over to https://deathstrandingpc.505games.com/#purchase for more info.

Where can I purchase DEATH STRANDING digitally?
DEATH STRANDING launches simultaneously on Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1190460/DEATH_STRANDING/
Epic Games Store: https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/death-stranding/home

How do I access the pre-purchased items in game?
Pre-order items will be unlocked within DEATH STRANDING via story progression.

What do I get on Day One if I purchase DEATH STRANDING on Steam or Epic?
All Day One copies of the game will include:
• DEATH STRANDING Original Score Expanded Edition digital soundtrack by Ludvig Forssell, including 10 unreleased bonus tracks.
• “Selections From ‘The Art of DEATH STRANDING’” Digital Book (by Titan Books)
• CHIRAL GOLD and OMNIREFLECTOR “LUDENS MASK” SUNGLASSES (COLOR VARIANT)
• GOLD and SILVER POWER SKELETON
• GOLD and SILVER ALL-TERRAIN SKELETON
• GOLD and SILVER ARMOUR PLATE

Why should I pre-purchase DEATH STRANDING on Steam or Epic?
Pre-Purchase now to receive the below items in addition to the above:
• HD Wallpapers
• CHIRAL GOLD and OMNIREFLECTOR “SAM” SUNGLASSES (COLOR VARIANT)
• CHIRAL GOLD and OMNIREFLECTOR CAP (COLOR VARIANT)
• GOLD and SILVER SPEED SKELETON
• GOLD and SILVER ARMOUR PLATE LV2 AND ABOVE

What do I get on Day One if I purchase DEATH STRANDING? (Retail / Physical)
The Day One Retail Edition includes:
SteelBook ® and Slip Case
HD Digital Wallpapers
“SAM” SUNGLASSES (CHIRAL GOLD AND OMNIREFLECTOR)
CAP (CHIRAL GOLD AND OMNIREFLECTOR)
GOLD and SILVER SPEED SKELETON
GOLD and SILVER ARMOUR PLATE DEATH STRANDING
DEATH STRANDING Original Score Expanded Edition digital soundtrack by Ludvig Forssell, including 10 unreleased bonus tracks.
‘Selections From ‘The Art of DEATH STRANDING’ Digital Book (by Titan Books)
LUDENS MASK SUNGLASSES (CHIRAL GOLD AND OMNIREFLECTOR)*
GOLD and SILVER POWER SKELETON*
GOLD and SILVER ALL-TERRAIN SKELETON*
GOLD and SILVER ARMOUR PLATE LV2*
Game delivered by Steam Digital Code.
Please note that the SteelBook ® and Slip Case is only available at selected retailers and are an exclusive limited run.
*In-game items unlocked via story progression.

Is the Half-Life content a pre-purchase bonus only?
No, the Half-Life content you see featured in DEATH STRANDING for PC is not a pre-order bonus. It will be available to all those who pick up a copy of the game.

Which languages does DEATH STRANDING support?
Subtitles are provided for the following languages:
English
French
Italian
German
Spanish – Spain
Arabic
Czech
Dutch
Greek
Hungarian
Japanese
Korean
Polish
Portuguese
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Turkish
Portuguese – Brazil
Spanish – Latin America

What are the minimum / recommended specs required in order to run DEATH STRANDING?
Information on recommended PC specs are outlined below, the specifications can also be found on the 505 Games product page, online with Steam and Epic Games Store.
Minimum 30fps – 720p (1280×720)
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows® 10
PROCESSOR: Intel® Core™ i5-3470 or AMD Ryzen™ 3 1200
MEMORY: 8 GB
GRAPHICS: GeForce® GTX 1050 3 GB or AMD Radeon™ RX 560 4 GB
Direct X: Version 12
Sound Cards: DirectX compatible

Recommended 30fps – 1080p (1920×1080)
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows® 10
PROCESSOR: Intel™ Core i5-4460 or AMD Ryzen™ 5 1400
MEMORY: 8 GB
GRAPHICS: GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti 4 GB or Radeon™ RX 570 4 GB
Direct X: Version 12
Sound Cards: DirectX compatible
Recommended 60fps – 1080p (1920×1080)
OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows® 10
PROCESSOR: Intel™ Core i7-3770 or AMD Ryzen™ 5 1600
MEMORY: 8 GB
GRAPHICS: GeForce® GTX 1060 6 GB or AMD Radeon™ RX 590
Direct X: Version 12
Sound Cards: DirectX compatible

Is DEATH STRANDING locked at 60FPS?
Gameplay framerate is unlocked. However, cinematic cutscenes are capped at 60FPS.

Will the PC version have High Dynamic Range (HDR) support?
Yes, the PC version of DEATH STRANDING will have HDR support

Does the PC edition of DEATH STRANDING have modding tools?
No, the PC edition of DEATH STRANDING does not have modding tools.

Will there be crossplay between the PS4 and PC versions of DEATH STRANDING?
Crossplay between the PS4 and PC versions of DEATH STRANDING will not be available.

Does DEATH STRANDING have keyboard and mouse support?

Yes, DEATH STRANDING is playable with keyboard and mouse.

Does DEATH STRANDING have controller support?
Yes, DEATH STRANDING has full controller support.

Does DEATH STRANDING have ultrawide support?
Yes, DEATH STRANDING has ultrawide 21.9.

Does DEATH STRANDING support NVIDIA DLSS2.0 technology?
Yes, DEATH STRANDING supports NVIDIA DLSS2.0 functionality

Does DEATH STRANDING support NVIDIA GeForce Now?
Yes, DEATH STRANDING supports NVIDIA GeForce Now.

What graphics driver do I need to get the most out of DEATH STRANDING?
If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, get the best experience with the DEATH STRANDING Game Ready Driver (451.67). Update with GeForce Experience or download here: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/news/death-stranding-game-ready-driver

Does DEATH STRANDING support ray tracing?
No, the PC edition of DEATH STRANDING does not support ray tracing.

How do I access the pre-purchase HD Wallpapers?
STEAM
Right click on the game “DEATH STRANDING” in your Steam library and select “manage->Browse local files” from the context menu. Windows explorer will open showing the game files. There you can find the folder “wallpapers” that contains all the wallpapers.
EPIC
In the Epic Store library you’ll find a tile called “DEATH STRANDING Content”. Just click the “Launch” button and a Windows explorer window will open showing the DLC content (artbook, soundtrack and wallpapers folders).

How do I access the DEATH STRANDING Original Score Expanded Edition digital soundtrack?
STEAM
The soundtrack will appear on your Steam library as “DEATH STRANDING Soundtrack Expanded Edition”. After selecting it the built-in Steam music player will open.
EPIC
In the Epic Store library you’ll find a tile called “DEATH STRANDING Content”. Just click the “Launch” button and a Windows explorer window will open showing the DLC content (artbook, soundtrack and wallpapers folders).

How do I access the “Selections From ‘The Art of DEATH STRANDING’” Digital Book (by Titan Books)?
STEAM
Right click on the game “DEATH STRANDING” in your Steam library and select “manage->Browse local files” from the context menu. Windows explorer will open showing the game files. There you can find the folder “artbook” that contains the Art Book in .pdf file format.
EPIC
In the Epic Store library you’ll find a tile called “DEATH STRANDING Content”. Just click the “Launch” button and a Windows explorer window will open showing the DLC content (artbook, soundtrack and wallpapers folders).

Where are DEATH STRANDING game saves stored?
Game saves are stored in: %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\KojimaProductions\DeathStranding

Where can I find support for DEATH STRANDING?
We’re hoping for a super smooth launch. However, in the unlikely event that you come across bugs or issues, Players should contact us at https://support.505games.com where they can create a ticket or chat with our agents.