Death Stranding Trophy Guide & Roadmap


  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10
  • Approximate amount of time to platinum: 100h (if you plan carefully and use Ziplines)
  • Offline Trophies: 57 (53 , 2 , 1 , 1 )
  • Online Trophies: 6 (6 , 0 , 0 )
  • Number of missable trophies: None (you can change to Hard any time in the game, to complete missions with best rank)
  • Glitched trophies: None
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, you need to play on Hard, do Premium orders for Standard orders and get rank S with best rating. But you can change difficulty at any time
  • Minimum Playthroughs: 1
  • Welcome to Death Stranding Trophy Guide!

    This is a game where you will feel like Postman when you are done. It's a great game with tedious grind towards platinum. I will try to make your life easy by pointing out what to take into consideration when you play the game. Play on Hard. Standard missions re-appear. Remember that.

    Finish the story first. Play on Hard difficulty, its really easy. Only difference is that you need to inflict more damage to kill bosses and they can kill you faster. Everything else is the same. You need to play on Hard for Growth of a Legend trophy anyway. Why? Because after certain point you can do Standard orders for with option for Premium delivery. Only then if you do the mission perfecly, you get rank S with Legend of Legend rating. There are 4 categories for standard missions, you need rank S in 20 of each, and they have to be different NOT COMPLETED missions. Have that in mind all the time and work towards that as you play. Combine this with aiming to level up all those categories to level 60, accept type of missions you need for your category to level up. The ones having a lot of likes and cargo give the best exp.

    The reason why you need to finish the story is that you get all tools and fabrications you will need to shorten the time for leveling facilities. When you unlock Ziplines, you are good to start connecting them. Place one just next to facility, then aim to walk towards your next one, place another one 300m further (that is max, but aim that so you spare some chiral network resources because one takes 500). Leveing up facilities expand the newtork and you can put more Ziplines on the map. To even use one, you need to connect facility to chiral network, so also work on that first.

    When you finish the story, aim to connect remaining facilities to the network. That require you to find them, do some missions for them. To progress for some, you need to do orders for them, sleep in private room, read emails (very important) and maybe do some other standard mission that needs you to delivery to that certain one (that gives exp to the facility that is the goal - end point of delivery).

    When you do story and all facilities are level 5, find all memory chips. Some appear only when certain facility is level 5 and you read the emails.

    Now build Ziplines carefully. First region can hold just the right number of cleverly places Ziplines to reach all facilities fast. Then just take premium orders and grind. Central region is the biggest one, here also make sure to build ALL the roads (from start to bottom south point, from start to northwest all the way to snow area). Then you can grind with ziplines and through roads. Take orders giving a lot of exp (a lot of cargo, you can use trucks to deliver tons of cargo through the roads easily without interruption).

    In the end, you will grind facilities, getting to level 60 in all categories, get 20 rank S's on Hard for 4 categories and you are probably done. Play online always, you will get structures from other player that with help A LOT (their Ziplines don't use chiral resources). 

    Hint: you can destroy your structures by holding triangle over certain structure from the map.

    Greatest of Great Deliverers
    Obtained all Death Stranding trophies.

    Unlock all other trophies to unlock this one. Simple as that hehe.

    Delivering Is What I Do
    STORY

    Complete the prologue: Porter.

    Finish Order No. 1 to unlock this one. Automatic story unlock.

    Rebuilding America
    STORY

    Complete Episode 1: Bridget.

    Finish Order No. 3 to unlock this one. Automatic story unlock.

    We Need You
    STORY

    Complete Episode 2: Amelie.

    Finish Order No. 16 to unlock this one. Automatic story unlock.

    I Won't Break
    STORY

    Complete Episode 3: Fragile.

    Finish Order No. 38 to unlock this one. Automatic story unlock.

    BB...
    STORY

    Complete Episode 4: Unger.

    Finish Order No. 39 to unlock this one. Automatic story unlock.

    We're Whole Again
    STORY

    Complete Episode 5: Mama.

    Finish Order No. 46 to unlock this one. Automatic story unlock.

    BBs: A Bridge Between This World and the One Beyond
    STORY

    Complete Episode 6: Deadman.

    Finish Order No. 54 to unlock this one. Automatic story unlock.

    -BB-
    Complete Episode 7.

    Finish Order No. 54 to unlock this one. Automatic story unlock.

    Sixty Deaths and Sixty Births in a Day
    STORY

    Complete Episode 8: Heartman.

    Finish Order No. 62 to unlock this one. Automatic story unlock.

    The Particle of God
    STORY

    Complete Episode 9: Higgs.

    Finish Order No. 65 to unlock this one. Automatic story unlock.

    I'm Your Die-Hardman
    STORY

    Complete Episode 10: Die-Hardman.

    At beginning of Order No. 67 to unlock this one. Automatic story unlock.

    Bring Back My Baby
    STORY

    Complete Episode 11: Clifford Unger.

    Finish Order No. 67 to unlock this one. Automatic story unlock.

    She's waiting for you on the Beach.
    STORY

    Complete Episode 12: Bridges.

    Finish Order No. 68 to unlock this one. Automatic story unlock.

    Thank You, Sam
    STORY

    Complete Episode 13: Sam Strand.

    Finish Order No. 69 to unlock this one. Automatic story unlock.

    Thanks for Everything
    STORY

    Complete Episode 14: Lou.

    Finish Order No. 70 to unlock this one. Automatic story unlock.

    Everyday Delivery
    Complete a standard order.

    You will unlock Standard Orders after finishing story Order nr. 9. You goal is to finish one to unlock the trophy (they appear in terminals where you take on orders).

    Deliveries Done
    Complete 36 standard orders.

    You will unlock Standard Orders after finishing story Order nr. 9. You goal is to finish 36 to unlock the trophy (they appear in terminals where you take on orders).

    To check progress, you can enter Bridge Links under Options, and select your PSN ID. There you can find all statistics.

    Birth of a Legend
    Complete 10 premium deliveries with an evaluation of "Legend" or "Legend of Legends" in every single category.

    You will unlock Premium Deliveries after finishing story mission Order No. 24. Basicaly when you select Standard Delivery, after press right and select Premium version of Standard Delivery.

    To get Legend evaluation you must be carefull, depending of the delivery category; if its time based - be fast and don't damage containers etc.
    To get Legend of Legends evaluation when playing Premium delivery, first you must set game difficulty on Hard. Only on Hard you can get this evaluation if you do good.

    There are 4 categories, you need 10 in each for this trophy:
    Condition-focused Orders
    Quantity-focused Orders
    Miscellaneous-focused Orders
    Delivery-time-focused Orders

    NOTE:
    Only ones you didn't complete counts. When accepting an order, be sure to check status, if it says completed if you already did that one, although if you completed and you don't have rank S, you can still repeat and get to make it count.

    To check progress, you can enter Bridge Links under Options, and select your PSN ID. There you can find all statistics.

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    Growth of a Legend
    GRIND

    Complete 20 premium deliveries with an evaluation of "Legend of Legends" in all categories.

    You will unlock Premium Deliveries after finishing story mission Order No. 24. Basicaly when you select Standard Delivery, after press right and select Premium version of Standard Delivery.

    To get Legend evaluation you must be carefull, depending of the delivery category; if its time based - be fast and don't damage containers etc.
    To get Legend of Legends evaluation when playing Premium delivery, first you must set game difficulty on Hard. Only on Hard you can get this evaluation if you do good.

    There are 4 categories, you need 20 in each for this trophy:
    Condition-focused Orders
    Quantity-focused Orders
    Miscellaneous-focused Orders
    Delivery-time-focused Orders

    To check progress, you can enter Bridge Links under Options, and select your PSN ID. There you can find all statistics.

    NOTE:
    Only ones you didn't complete counts. When accepting an order, be sure to check status, it says completed if you already did that one.

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    A Helping Hand
    ONLINE

    Issue your first supply request.

    You will unlock Supply Requests after finishing Order 10. Then can issue an supply request from Options menu. Just request anything and trophy will pop. For this you need to be online and connected to servers (which is automatic if you are online).

    The Automation Revolution
    Complete a standard order with a delivery bot.

    Delivery bots are unlocked after finishing Order No. 24. Then you can try to make a new delivery and select Bot-deliverable as method of completion. Wait until some time pass, the bot will return and notify you. Completing one mission like that will unlock the trophy.

    Apprentice Builder
    Build your first structure (signs, ladders, and climbing anchors also count.)

    This is more or less atumatic unlock very early in the game. Your need PCC tool, and you need to build any type of tool with it.

    Master Builder
    Build at least one of every type of structure (including signs, ladders, and climbing anchors.)

    You need PCC tool, and you need to build any type of tool with it. There are lv.1 and lv.2 PCC tools, so if you can't build some pars, you need to progress more in the game. Note that what you build during story missions doesn't count, you need to build on your own - meaning if story tells you to build a Generator, it will not count.

    Anchor
    Bridge
    Generator
    Ladder
    Postbox
    Road
    Safehouse
    Sign (Just hold L1, press triangle and put any sign anywhere)
    Timefall Shelter
    Watchtower
    Zipline

    A New Day for the UCA
    STORY

    Connect your first new affiliate to the UCA.

    Automatic story unlock that will happen shortly when in Episode 2.

    In Sam We Trust
    GRIND

    Connect all facilities to the UCA.

    You need to connect all 39 UCA Facilities to the network. 

    Check which ones you connected by pressing R3 twice on the map. The connected oneswill have "UCA" next to them, and greyed areas are ones you did not connect. Many of them will be done automaticaly, but ones that are not - for them you need to make standard orders, orders for Sam (if any), to raise levels. Usually at lv. 2 they join, but some require even lv. 3.

    Death Stranding - All UCA Facilities

    Well Connected
    Reach connection level three with a facility.

    Doing any king of delivery for some/to some facility will add likes (like exp) to that facility. More likes - level up. This will for sure happen automaticaly.

    Best Beloved
    GRIND

    Reach the maximum connection level with all facilities.

    Doing any king of delivery for some/to some facility will add likes (like exp) to that facility. More likes - level up. This will probably be your last trophy, as it require time to level up some facilities to level 5.

    First, finish the game. In Postgame, build good Zipline network between as much facilities you can. Second map also have roads, which can help a lot, especially since you can load your truck from south and do big deliveries to north. Keep aiming to select missions that gives the biggest amount of likes, play on Hard, and iam to get rank S there. That will give the most likes and leveling will go faster.

    It will be very time consuming, but without ziplines you will end up playing 100 hours more. Note that you can remove what you built from map by pointing to that object and holding triangle. It save a lot of time. And you need to be smart, ziplines takes 500 of your chiral network points. Aim to set them 300 meters apart, which is max they can reach one another. it's all about leveling facilities, placing ziplines on good positions and moving fast between facilities to deliver as soon as possible. Good luck!

    Death Stranding - All UCA Facilities and how to grind them

    Like and Be Liked
    Give your first Like.

    You need to press middle panel button on joystick to award another player's construction on your map with like. Its those green colored objects or signs. 

    The People's Porter
    Reach a total of 2,400 Likes on the Results Screen.

    A lot of stuff rewards you with like: Another player liking your objects that they use, usage of those objects, building objects, upgrading objects, doing all kinds of missions etc. Simply reach 2400 for this trophy.

    Good Samaritan
    Deliver your first piece of lost cargo.

    Simply use R1 to scan area when you are doing some Order. if you see "Lost Cargo" label on white colored text cargo that spawn on the map, grab and bring to any facility, deliver and that is it.

    Giver of Gifts
    ONLINE

    Make your first donation of weapons, equipment, etc.

    From any terminal select "Share Locker" -> "Donate Weapons & Equipment" and donate some. Really simple trophy. Have in mind that you need to be online in the game to make this happen (which is automatic if you play online).

    Chiral Crafter
    STORY

    Recycle chiral crystals for the first time.

    Automatic unlock in Order No. 8.

    A Thirst for Knowledge
    Restore your first memory chip.

    There are 56 Memory Chips to be found in the game. Getting only one and delivering to facility will unlock the trophy.

    Death Stranding - All Memory Chips Locations

    Fount of Knowledge
    GRIND

    Restore all memory chips.

    There are 56 Memory Chips to be found in the game. 

    First you need to raise all facilities to lv. 5, sleep in private rooms (where you can) and read all emails. Many NPC's will tell you about chip after certain facility level. That means you cannot get chip before hearing about it.

    Death Stranding - All Memory Chips Locations

    The Custom Kid
    STORY

    Acquire your first piece of customization data.

    Automatic story unlock. Connecting some facilities during story will reward you with customization data.

    Soak and Sigh
    Take your first hot spring bath.

    There are couple of hot baths on the field - the one easiest to find is when you reach Heartman’s Lab in the snow area. That facility has the hot sprint bath upstairs, simply enter.

    The Post Guides the Present
    Read 100 mails.

    During story and leveling up facilities grants you emails. Story itself will not be enough, but when you progress towards raising all facilities to level 5 will be. You need to read the emails to trigger the trophy.

    The Past Guides the Present
    GRIND

    Read 100 interviews.

    During story and leveling up facilities grants you interview data. Story itself will not be enough, but when you progress towards raising all facilities to level 5, that will be. You need to read 100 interviews to trigger the trophy (get rid of ! mark means you read it from the menu).

    Pathfinder
    Help porters through a MULE or terrorist area for the first time.

    You need to clear any MULE camp of enemies. That will initiate a message that porters can visit that camp.

    You can develop some non-lethal weapon and shot all enemies in a camp (those camps are the ones containing orange postboxes and marked orange on the map), or you can use rope to tie them. Or Bola gun, but with that you need to kick them on the floor to stun them. Just be sure not to kill anything, as that will spawn BTs.

    Childminder
    Reach maximum connection level with BB.

    BB is the baby you carry around. Running, nursing, inspecting the baby in private rooms will increase your bond points. The best way is to leave this for later, riding the ziplines increase points, driving on the roads you build on second map also gives great points (just be sure to click L3 when riding a bike to speed up).

    Avoid depleting BB orange energy bar, nurse the baby when he cries, sleep in private rooms to restore BBs Health.

    You can check your BB level status progress under Options -> Bridge Links -> Your PSN ID -> Delivery Stats and finally BB Connection Level.

    A Baby Blessing
    Get a Like from BB.

    Combine this with Childfinder. I don't even think you can miss this one. 

    The easiest way is to rest in private room and interract with BB in there.

    Prominent Porter
    ONLINE

    Reach Grade 10 in any delivery evaluation category.

    You need to reach rank 10 in following categories: Bridge-Link, Condition, Miscellaneous, Quantity, Time.

    Each mission you do will reward you with likes (experience) in category in which that mission bellong. Bridge-Link depends of the likes you get, and when you bring those green colored cargo in the field (other player's cargo), and for that one, you need to be online. Collecting likes happens when leaving signs on the field, building roads (so the others can use it, and when they do, you get likes), building ziplines and other objects.

    Each mission you take on will reward with certain number of likes. My sugesstion is to do missions that reward with most likes, do them on Hard and get rank S. You can see reward numbers when you are selecting missions, and you can see type of the mission. This trophy you will probably unlock soon, but other one that require level 60 in all categories will be a grind.

    Great Deliverer
    GRIND
    ONLINE

    Reach Grade 60 in all delivery evaluation categories.

    You need to reach rank 60 in following categories: Bridge-Link, Condition, Miscellaneous, Quantity, Time.

    Each mission you do will reward you with likes (experience) in category in which that mission bellong. Bridge-Link depends of the likes you get, and when you bring those green colored cargo in the field (other player's cargo), and for that one, you need to be online. Collecting likes happens when leaving signs on the field, building roads (so the others can use it, and when they do, you get likes), building ziplines and other objects.

    Each mission you take on will reward with certain number of likes. My sugesstion is to do missions that reward with most likes, do them on Hard and get rank S. You can see reward numbers when you are selecting missions, and you can see type of the mission. This trophy can possibly be your last.

    Some tips:
    Beat the game first. Build all the roads. Get all facilities to level 5. Build ziplines and connect all facilities for easy and fast access. Accept missions with biggest likes number for categories you need. Work on this when you are leveling facilities.

    Death Stranding - All UCA Facilities and how to grind them

    Catcher Crusher
    STORY

    Defeat a Catcher.

    You will have to kill one during story mission 16.

    You can also let BT's drag you when in alert mode and when they see you. That initiates fight with Catcher, which you can kill with non-lethal weapons, grenates etc. Every now and then other players will throw some weapons, so even when you run out of bullets or health, you can use that and make a kill.

    Snooze 'n' Soothe
    Heal by sleeping for the first time.

    Few ways to do this one. You can lose (drop) your cargo and sleep with circle button. 

    Or you can visit Private rooms when you deplete a bit of stamina (depleting meaning shortening it). Easy one really, probably you will get it naturally.

    Boots Are a Porter's Best Friend
    Change footwear for the first time.

    You can develop footwear after Order No. 7. Simply fabricate new shoes, and equip them as active. Simple as that.

    Hooked on Delivering!?
    Deliver 700 items of cargo.

    For sure this one will pop when you start leveling every facility to level 5. Each mission or lost cargo, when you turn them to delivery terminal grants you addition to cargo sum. After 700, trophy is yours.

    Pumped Porter
    Deliver 3,000 kg of cargo.

    For sure this one will pop when you start leveling every facility to level 5. Each mission or lost cargo, when you turn them to delivery terminal grants you addition to cargo weight sum. After 3000kg the trophy is yours.

    Well-Traveled
    Travel 80 km and complete an order.

    When doing a mission, you will travel some distances. Sum of those will be 80km at some point. I got it very early and its an easy trophy to get. Its not 80kn in one order! Its combined.

    God Particle Go-Getter
    Find Higgs's home.

    His home is at Central Region, inside Peter Englert’s facility. it's shortly to the west of  Lake Knot City. Enter opened door and trophy will pop. You must finish Episode 9 first to actually enter the door.

    Rest In Pieces
    In a BT area, cut an umbilical cord for the first time without the BT noticing.

    You need Cord Cutter; upgraded hand cuffs which you get after Order No. 46 in story.

    Your next step is when you enter BT area, when scanner reacts, hold R1 to hold breath, go towards BT and square will eventually be displayed to cut cord. That will kill BT and grant you the trophy. Be sure that they don't notice you first. You can save game before BT teritory and try as much as you like. 

    Any Porter in a Storm
    Trade with another porter for the first time.

    Porters are NPC's that walk on random locations close to some facilities. What you need when you find one is to give him likes (get close and tap that like button) until you can't. After that, drop few types of cargo in front of him (ladders, pccp, weapons etc.), pick what he offers, wait for him to pick yours and trophy will soon unlock.

    Sleep Tight, Little BB
    Soothe a crying BB and stop the crying for the first time.

    Just fall down and let Sam drop while running with a lot of cargo or from high ledge. BB will start crying. Press L1, down, square and tilt your joystick up and down gently. That will stop the crying and unlock the trophy.

    A Shout in the Dark
    ONLINE

    Send a shout out and have it returned for the first time.

    Make sure you play online so that you are connected to DS servers.

    Press the touchpad to release a shout. Keep doing that in the field and when someone returns the shout, trophy unlocks. It's random, but it should happen easily.

    Public Service Porter
    Dispose of chiralium-contaminated cargo in the crater lake for the first time.

    Visit Junk Dealer in Central Region. Find chiralium contaminated cargo next to facility. Pick it up, then visit crater like to the southwest. You need to put this cargo in had, press square and release R2 when you swing to throw cargo (if you hold in right hand, L2 for left hand).

    Trail-Blazer
    GRIND

    Upgrade all types of structure to the maximum level.

    This require you to have PCC tool Lv. 1 and Lv. 2. It will happen during the story. Now, you need to use the tool to craft an object, and then level up that one to max level. If you aim to level up facilities to level 5, you will have enough materials to do so. If no, you can save, max out all, load after trophy pops.

    Bridge (Lv. 3 is max)
    Required Tool: PCC Lv.1

    Generator (Lv. 3 is max)
    Required Tool: PCC Lv.1

    Postbox (Lv. 3 is max)
    Required Tool: PCC Lv.1

    Safehouse (Lv. 3 is max)
    Required Tool: PCC Lv.2

    Timefall Shelter (Lv. 3 is max)
    Required Tool: PCC Lv.1

    Zipline (Lv. 3 is max)
    Required Tool: PCC Lv.2

    Watchtower (Lv. 3 is max)
    Required Tool: PCC Lv. 1

    NOTE:
    My last was Safehouse. I actually used a Safehouse from some other player that was lv.2 and just raised it to level 3 and trophy unlocked. It means you can add to what someone already leveled to level before final level and just raise to final level to count.

    I Couldn't Hold it In!
    Pee outside for the first time.

    Hold right on D-pad, select Urinate option and well, urinate :)

    Do that in the field. If you can't urinate, wait for some time to accumulate liquid. Easy one, really.

    All Roads Lead to the UCA
    STORY

    Complete your first road.

    Order No. 25 will require you to build a road in Central region. So you can't actually miss it.

    Soothing Sounds
    Use the music player for the first time.

    Finishing Order No. 4 unlock the music player in your Private room when you expect map terminal. Play some song there for trophy. This can be done at any time.

    Building Bridges
    ONLINE

    Reach Bridge Link Grade 1.

    Bridge Links are unlocked by finishing Order No. 9. Building objects on the map, carrying green labeled cargo back to delivery terminal, getting likes for roads; all that will accumulate Bridge link points when you do some delivery. This should be really easy to get, just keep being productive and make sure you play online.

    Homo Faber
    GRIND

    Fabricate all available weapons and equipment.

    Now, this will last long. You will mostyl need to raise all facilities to level 5, find certain memory chips and finish the story.

    Then you need Fabricate every bit of equipment at least once (from terminal of any facility). That does not include the ones for your backapck that you can craft in your Private room.

    Death Stranding - All Fabrications List and requirements