This page of our guide to Death Stranding explains how important is the development of the road network. Also, we suggest how you can build new roads and what are the requirements associated with this process.
You can't miss the moment when you unlock the option of building asphalt roads, as it's part of story-related mission. You build your first road during order #25 (Road Reconstruction). As part of this mission, Sam must take materials with him and bring them to the terminal where you can build a road.
Once you are in the right spot, you have to interact with the terminal and hand over the raw materials. A short cut-scene of road construction process will be displayed.
From now on, you can deliver more materials to road construction terminals in order to expand their network. We recommend to deal with this issue at early stage of the game, because in the further part of the main campaign (and after its completion) you will have an opportunity to return to famous regions and locations.
Construction of new roads has two main applications:
- It's easier to travel by using vehicles - Sam can reach his destinations much faster by using asphalt roads. You don't have to worry about avoiding rocks, rivers and other obstacles along the way. What's more, you don't have to be afraid of confrontation with BTs or MULES.
- More efficient execution of orders by bots - Machines sent to complete standard orders have some serious problems with traveling over a rough terrain. It takes them a long time to reach their destination and they tend to damage the cargo along the way, which results in lower order ratings. Construction of roads makes it easier for bots to travel around the game world and increases the chances of obtaining higher ratings for completed orders.