This page of the Death Stranding guide is dedicated to exoskeletons. We explain the uses and limitations of the exoskeleton. This is certainly a useful piece of equipment, which is worth getting at the first possible opportunity.
The opportunity to purchase the first exoskeleton appears after completing mission number 19 - Evo-devo Unit Delivery: Engineer. It is one of the missions taking place in Central UCA. One of the rewards given by the Engineer is a Power Skeleton (you'll also receive a blueprint in case the first one got destroyed).
The acquired Power exoskeleton should be installed immediately. Don't worry about its weight because in the end, you will receive more load capacity.
The Power exoskeletons have quite a significant impact on the gameplay:
- The load capacity is significantly increased - from now on, you can carry much more cargo, and the situations in which Sam loses balance because of the carried cargo will be occur more rarely.
- The hero can run faster and jump higher - Both of these features can be useful for climbing, escaping from opponents or reducing the total travel time.
The problem is that each skeleton consumes battery power After it runs out you will not be able to use its unique features. The exoskeleton batteries are charged in the same way as the vehicles - thanks to the sun rays and stopping near the generators.
The Power skeleton is not the only exoskeleton. You get more of them as the story progresses:
After starting order #33 (Hourglass Delivery: Chiral Artist) in which you have to deliver an hourglass to the local artist, you will get access to the Speed Skeleton. You can replace your current exoskeleton, but this isn't mandatory. The new exoskeleton allows for much faster travel but unfortunately, this comes at the expense of a much lower carrying limit than the Power Skeleton.
After completing order no. 47 (High-bounce Spring Delivery: Rototicist) and unlocking a new location in the network, you will gain access to the All-Terrain Skeleton. It is best to switch to this version of the exoskeleton during your stay in the mountains, because this model of exoskeleton makes climbing and maintaining proper balance much easier. On snow-covered mountain trails it is much easier to lose balance. The load limit for this exoskeleton is a value between the speed and enhancing exoskeleton.