In the world of Death Stranding, dying leaves a lasting impression–it causes an event called Voidout, where the dead body explodes like a bomb and leaves a massive crater. It’s why most weapons are non-lethal.
Of course, the BTs don’t care; they’ll kill you without pause. And if they do, you will explode. Don’t believe us? Check out the video above; it showcases exactly what happens when a BT ends your life and causes a Voidout. Although it looks cool, the crater cannot be traversed–leaving a roadblock on your map that you’ll have to circumnavigate every time you’re travelling in that direction. It’s not that big of a detour, but it’s a little annoying.
In GameSpot’s Death Stranding review, Kallie Plagge wrote, “Death Stranding is a hard game to absorb. There are many intertwining threads to its plot, and silly names, corny moments, and heavy exposition belie an otherwise very simple message. That comes through much more clearly in the game’s more mundane moments, when you find a desperately-needed ladder left behind by another player or receive a letter from an NPC thanking you for your efforts. It’s positive without ignoring pain; in fact, it argues in both its story and its gameplay that adversity itself is what makes things worth doing and life worth living. It’s a game that requires patience, compassion, and love, and it’s also one we really need right now.”