Can you play Death Stranding offline, or do you always have to be connected to the internet? We’ve got the answer.
Death Stranding is a thoroughly mind-bending game. Spawned from the brain-pan of Hideo Kojima, this open-world adventure has you reconnecting America by acting as a pan-continental delivery man. It’s mildly disappointing that you can’t just hoof your deliveries over a fence, then shove a tattered card through the letterbox, but Death Stranding is still a lot of fun.
But, since Death Stranding features an online component, is it possible to play the game offline?
The answer is, fortunately, yes – you don’t need to be connected to the internet. If you play the game offline, you’ll miss out on the ability to like others players short-cuts, which can potentially make the game a little easier for you, but you can happily turn your router off and you can keep playing.
We’re glad offline isn’t a requirement as, while the online aspects of Death Stranding are cool, we’ve played a few games that just kick you out the moment your internet connection goes down. And given that a lot of places still don’t have 100% reliable internet connections, that could cause problems for a lot of Death Stranding players.