Death Stranding Walkthrough: Episode 3 – Fragile
Getting to Episode 3 in Death Stranding means a brand new map to explore, a whole lot of side content, and a whole heap of new tools for doing just about everything–delivery cargo, taking out enemies, and dealing with BTs. There’s a lot in this chapter, and much of its is optional. We encourage you to follow you heart and go at your own pace, but if you’re more interested in punching through to the other side and seeing what kind of weirdness lurks beyond, this walkthrough should help you find the shortest route there. If you haven’t arrived at Episode 3 yet, then you can follow our Prologue Walkthrough, Episode 1 walkthrough, and Episode 2 walkthrough as a guide.
Afraid of spoilers? Don’t worry! We’ll make sure these walkthroughs are as spoiler-free as possible when it comes to the main story beats. However, at certain points much later in the guide, revealing a few broad snippets of information will likely be necessary.
Again, the thing to keep in mind is that a big part of Death Stranding is the flexibility of the environment and the creativity of how you want to forge a path forward. There are a whole heap of different ways to tackle each mission, and on top of that, the map you encounter might also be different to the one you see in this guide–that’s thanks to the multiplayer aspect of the game, where members of the community will clear different paths and place helpful structures in different ways depending on your personal game.
That said, this walkthrough will give you a good idea about what you need to do. It can offer one viable path to success if you’re at a bit of a loss, or if you just want some inspiration to get you started.
Before you start, definitely check out the broader tips in our Death Stranding guide hub to get your head around some must-have tips to always keep in mind, as well as get your head around what you can expect a little later down the line. Things will definitely get a little less tough over time with the right preparation!