On this page of the guide to Death Stranding, we will tell you how to get resources. You need them to craft and build new structures in the game world.
The most obvious way to get new crafting materials is to find them in the game world. Remember to use the scanner often while traversing - you will find the resources faster.
You may encounter a lot more of these objects while playing online because some of them can be left behind by other players. Sam carries these materials on the back. He must transport them to an allied location.
When you reach a connected location, you can select the recycle these resources. In this way, you can recycle not only "ready" resources, but also all other unnecessary items from the inventory. After selecting the item you want to recycle, you can see what materials will be added to the stock of the given location.
Two important things about collecting crafting materials:
1) Each location in the game has its own stock of materials. The resources aren't shared between locations. If you transferred materials to location A and then moved to location B, it is possible that it won't have enough materials to craft a specific item. Another important piece of information is that each location has a limited storage for resources. Never go beyond that limit, because some of them will simply disappear.
2) You can't pick up Chiral Crystals right away from the beginning - the hero must get Crystal Collector item. The solution to this problem, fortunately, is very simple. You just need to make enough progress in the main storyline - you need to complete order #8 (Collection: Chiral Crystals). This quest consists in collecting the first crystals and you will receive a crystal container for free.