The highlight of the new Director’s Cut Edition is Race Mode, which unlocks immediately after building a race track. Once done, you will receive a Roadster, a vehicle specially designed for racing and less for delivery tours.
Keep in mind that the race track will give you access to several different courses and a few ranked races. In addition, to be able to build the Roadster anywhere, it is enough to participate in any race with the new vehicle.
The Racecourse can be built from the Racecourse Terminal south of the Timefall Farm and requires the following materials: 650 Chiral Crystals, 2240 Metal, and 1960 Ceramics. However, you won’t be able to complete the mission that unlocks the circuit until you reach Chapter 3: Fragile. The good news is that you can skip a lot of steps if you just import your save from the PS4 version to Director’s Cut on PS5, assuming you’ve already completed some quests in Chapter 3.
Once you receive an email from Thomas Sutherland with the subject line “Come roar around the racetrack of your dreams!You can head to the racetrack terminal and build it if you have the required materials.
You will be able to start racing time trials in various vehicles immediately without having to own one of these vehicles. Just make sure to play at least one in Ranked mode to unlock the Roadster.
Even if you will never race against real players on the track, you will be racing against their time. It’s a great way to spice things up a bit, as Death Stranding tends to be a pretty dark experience.
But that’s not the only new thing in the game. Since Death Stranding involves a lot of walking and driving, the Director’s Cut introduces new structures to help Sam reach his destinations faster. The Cargo Catapult pulls packages through the air, but don’t worry as they are equipped with parachutes to prevent damage to the goods.
Another buildable structure added in the Director’s Cut is the Jump Ramp, which allows Sam to quickly fly through the air between wide rivers. You can even perform sophisticated bike tricks while using the jump ramp thanks to this updated and improved version of the game.
The Buddy Bot is one of the most useful additions to Death Stranding Director’s Cut. You can now build a bot that will carry the cargo for Sam or, if Sam holds the cargo, then he can drive the bot to its destination.
For those who enjoy using weapons in Death Stranding, the Director’s Cut adds a shooting range where players can check out all of the guns in the game. There is also a competitive side to the shooting range, as players can participate in drills. ranked to try to complete various predefined scenarios as quickly as possible.
Death Stranding Director’s Cut also brings several new missions, along with new backpack cosmetics and customization, new combat abilities, and new equipable items. And the best part is, if you already own Death Stranding on PS4 (digital or physical version), you can upgrade to Director’s Cut for just $ 10.