All throughout Death Stranding, you can visit Preppers and make deliveries to each one, increasing your bond with them as you go. There's a chance that a Prepper will even give you an upgraded item as a reward if you reach a certain bond level with them. In this Death Stranding Prepper rewards guide, we'll be providing you with a list of all the rewards that certain Preppers will grant you, so you know which outposts are worth time delivering to.
Death Stranding Prepper Rewards
Just below, we've compiled a list of all the rewards you can obtain from Preppers. In the first column we've noted the reward/item in question, and then in the second column we've noted which outpost will grant you the corresponding item, and at which bond level (out of five stars).
|All-Terrain Skeleton Level 2||Three star bond with the Roboticist|
|All-Terrain Skeleton Level 3||Four star bond with the Roboticist|
|Power Skeleton Level 2||Three star bond with the Engineer|
|Power Skeleton Level 3||Four star bond with the Engineer|
|Speed Skeleton Level 2||Three star bond with the Junk Dealer|
|Speed Skeleton Level 3||Four star bond with the Junk Dealer|
|Utility Pouch||Two star bond with the Cosplayer|
|Large Grenade Pouch||Three star bond with the Cosplayer|
|Floating Carrier Level 2||Three star bond with the Weather Station|
|High Capacity Blood Bag||Three star bond with the Doctor|
|Armor Plate Level 2||Three star bond with the Waystation North of Mountain Knot City|
|Armor Plate Level 3||Four star bond with the Waystation North of Mountain Knot City|
|Anti-BT Handgun Level 2||Three star bond with the Chiral Artist|
|Truck: Defensive||Four star bond with the South Knot City|
|Odradek Scanner: Human Detection||Three star bond with the Timefall Farm|
|Spare Ammo Pouch||Three star bond with the Distribution Center North of Mountain Knot City|
How to Increase Prepper Bond Levels
Perhaps you're wondering how you can best increase your bond level with Preppers to obtain the rewards listed above. It should go without saying that making successful deliveries to a Prepper will result in your bond increasing with them, as they reward you with Likes based on the time you took to make the delivery, as well as the health of the cargo delivered by you.
On top of this, you should also keep an eye out for lost cargo items for Preppers out in the open world. As you're exploring the wilderness of Death Stranding, you might see a lost cargo item on the ground that was meant to be delivered to South Knot City, for example.
Although you can drop this item off at any Prepper or Distribution Center in the game, and entrust it to be delivered by another player, it's far more rewarding if you deliver it to the intended destination yourself. When you reach a Prepper with a lost cargo item, select 'Deliver Lost Cargo' from their delivery terminal menu, and drop off the item that was lost.
Preppers will give you many more Likes for delivering lost cargo, than they would for standard orders. If you want to increase your bond with a certain Prepper as quickly as possible, find a much lost cargo for them as you can around the world, by using your Odradek Scanner while walking around.
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