This page of the guide to Death Stranding has information on how to increase the load capacity limit which will allow you to carry heavy items. In addition, we suggest how to deal with orders during which you have to transport heavy things.
Load capacity limit is one of the most important parameters in Death Stranding. The current status of this parameter can be viewed, for example, in the inventory menu. The upper value is the current weight of the items carried. The value below is the current load capacity limit - the default is 120 kilograms, but there are ways of increasing it.
You can experience some problems with this limit even before you exceed it. When you make Sam carry a lot of items, the weight gauge will turn yellow. The hero depletes stamina faster and it will be easier to lose balance. Exceeding the load capacity limit will cause the gauge to turn red. Sam will either move very slowly or won't be able to move at all. You will have to drop an item/items from the inventory to go below the load capacity limit.
The load capacity limit can be increased permanently by developing the main character. You can check this in Porter Grade menu, which appears every time after you complete an order. Delivery Volume parameter is associated with the load capacity limit. Each time you raise it by 10 levels, you increase the load capacity limit. This isn't a big bonus - +5kg - but it is better than nothing.
Exoskeletons are a great way to significantly increase the load capacity limit. Power Skeleton is exceptionally useful because its main purpose is to increase transport capabilities. The load capacity limit will increase by more than 100 kilograms.
It is worth noting that exoskeletons offer only a temporary bonus to the load capacity limit. The bonus to the load capacity limit will disappear or decrease if:
- The exoskeleton's battery runs out (stop at the generators).
- You equip a different type of exoskeleton (e.g. one that increases movement speed).
- The exoskeleton got destroyed (you can, fortunately, produce more).
You can also reduce the cargo's weight by placing items on a vehicle. You can do that with:
- Vehicles - On motorcycles, you put cargo in places where bags would normally be. For four-wheeled vehicles, they are placed in the back.
- Floating Carriers - After placing the cargo on the carrier, you can grab the rope and start pulling it.
You get access to vehicles and floating carriers automatically by making progress in the main storyline.