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Death Stranding guide: Central Region connection level rewards

What you get for increasing a facility’s stars

In this Death Stranding guide, we’ll list all of the connection level rewards in the Central Region.

There are several places to go and people to meet in the game’s second map: The Chiral Artist (Chiral Artist’s Studio), The Collector (Collector), The Cosplayer (Cosplayer), The Craftsman (Craftsman), Thomas Southerland (Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City), Elder (Elder), Engineer (Engineer), Jordan Vogt-Roberts (Film Director), Junk Dealer (Junk Dealer), William Lake (Lake Knot City), Mama (Mama’s Lab), Owen Southwick (South Knot City), The Timefall Farmer (Timefall Farm), Charles Kahn (Waystation North of Mountain Knot City), and Alex Weatherstone (Weather Station).

How connection level rewards and stars work

Your job in Death Stranding is to reconnect people. As you deliver cargo and get Likes for a job well (or poorly) done, your connection level increases, and you earn points toward the five stars for every place and person who takes and offers deliveries.

Nearly every star that you earn comes with a reward. Sometimes that’s text to read. But occasionally, it’s something much more interesting. Here’s the general pattern:

  • ⭐️⭐️ Rewards for the first two stars are generally story- and character-related items that Sam gets after adding people and places to the chiral network.
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️ The three-star reward tends to be a new color for Sam’s equipment.
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The four-star reward is a hologram (and sometimes more).
  • ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The five-star reward always adds a cosmetic star to Sam’s pant leg, various other items, and the ability to rest at the structure (if you couldn’t already rest there).

Here’s how that plays out in Death Stranding’s Central Region map.

Death Stranding Central Region connection level rewards

STRUCTURE NAME CHARACTER STARS/ CONNECTION LEVEL REWARD DETAILS
STRUCTURE NAME CHARACTER STARS/ CONNECTION LEVEL REWARD DETAILS
Chiral Artist's Studio The Chiral Artist 3 Backpack color Chiral Gold
Chiral Artist's Studio The Chiral Artist 3 Design data Anti-BT Handgun (Lv. 2)
Chiral Artist's Studio The Chiral Artist 4 Hologram data Chiral Artist
Chiral Artist's Studio The Chiral Artist 4 Hologram data Chiral Artist's Mother
Chiral Artist's Studio The Chiral Artist 4 Vehicle color data Chiral Gold
Collector The Collector 4 "Sam" sunglasses frame color Emergency Yellow
Collector The Collector 3 Backpack color Emergency Yellow
Collector The Collector 2 Backpack customization feature Backpack cover (Lv. 1)
Collector The Collector 4 Backpack customization feature Backpack Cover (Lv. 2)
Collector The Collector 5 Cap color Emergency Yellow
Collector The Collector 3 Hologram data Collector
Collector The Collector 1 Ludens Mask frame color Emergency Yellow
Cosplayer The Cosplayer 5 Backpack color Omnireflector
Cosplayer The Cosplayer 3 Backpack customization feature Large Grenade Pouch
Cosplayer The Cosplayer 2 Backpack customization feature Utility pouch
Cosplayer The Cosplayer 4 Hologram data Cosplayer
Cosplayer The Cosplayer 4 Hologram data Wandering MC
Cosplayer The Cosplayer 1 Token of gratitude Otter hood
Craftsman The Craftsman 3 Design data Bola Gun (Lv. 2)
Craftsman The Craftsman 3 Gift Custom hematic Grenades
Craftsman The Craftsman 4 Hologram data Aloy (HZD)
Craftsman The Craftsman 4 Hologram data Craftsman
Craftsman The Craftsman 5 Hologram data Tallneck (Horizon Zero Dawn)
Craftsman The Craftsman 3 Hologram data Watcher (HZD): Happy
Craftsman The Craftsman 3 Hologram data Watcher (HZD): Vigilant
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 3 Backpack customization
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 3 Design data Truck: Long Range (Lv. 1)
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 4 Design data Truck: Long Range (Lv. 2)
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 5 Design data Truck: Long Range (Lv. 3)
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 4 Hologram data Thomas Southerland
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 5 Vehicle color data Bright Yellow
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 4 Vehicle color data Cool blue
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 4 Vehicle color data Coyote brown
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 5 Vehicle color data Desert Pink
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 4 Vehicle color data Emergency yellow
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 4 Vehicle color data Express purple
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 5 Vehicle color data Ghost Green
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 5 Vehicle color data Grass Green
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 5 Vehicle color data Lightning Blue
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 5 Vehicle color data Mars Red
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 4 Vehicle color data Rose pink
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 4 Vehicle color data Sandy tan
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 4 Vehicle color data Snow white
Distribution Center South of Lake Knot City Thomas Southerland 5 Vehicle color data Volcano Orange
Elder Elder 4 "Sam" sunglasses frame color Grass Green
Elder Elder 4 “Sam” sunglasses frame color Grass green
Elder Elder 3 Backpack color Grass Green
Elder Elder 4 Backpack color Grass green
Elder Elder 5 Cap color Grass green
Elder Elder 3 Design data Fog-emmitting decoy cargo
Elder Elder 2 Design data Vog-Emitting Decoy Cargo
Elder Elder 4 Hologram data Elder
Elder Elder 3 Ludens Maks frame color Grass Green
Engineer Engineer 0 (first trip) Design data Power Skeleton (Lv. 1)
Engineer Engineer 3 Design data Power Skeleton (Lv. 2)
Engineer Engineer 4 Design data Power Skeleton (Lv. 3)
Engineer Engineer 0 (first trip) Design data Smoke grenade (Lv. 1)
Engineer Engineer 3 Design data Smoke grenade (Lv. 2)
Engineer Engineer 4 Hologram data Engineer
Film Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts 4 "Sam" sunglasses frame color Wolf gray
Film Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts 3 Backpack color Wolf gray
Film Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts 4 Backpack color Wolf gray
Film Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts 4 Cap color Wolf gray
Film Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts 4 Hologram data Film Director
Film Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts 1 JF Rey "Sam" sunglasses
Film Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts 3 Ludens Maks frame color Wolf gray
Film Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts 4 Ludens mask frame color Wolf gray
Film Director Jordan Vogt-Roberts 2 Odradek upgrade Hologram Generator (rock)
Junk Dealer Junk Dealer 4 Design data Remote Stun Bomb
Junk Dealer Junk Dealer 4 Design data Remote stun bomb
Junk Dealer Junk Dealer 3 Design data Speed Skeleton (Lv. 2)
Junk Dealer Junk Dealer 5 Design data Speed Skeleton (Lv. 3)
Junk Dealer Junk Dealer 4 Gift Custom chiral ladder
Junk Dealer Junk Dealer 4 Hologram data Junk Dealer
Lake Knot City William Lake 5 "Sam" sunglasses frame color Blue
Lake Knot City William Lake 4 Hologram data William Lake
Lake Knot City William Lake 4 Ludens Mask frame color Blue
Mama’s Lab Mama 0 (first trip) PCC (Lv. 2) structure Zip-line
South Knot City Owen Southwick 4 Additional autonomous delivery bot
South Knot City Owen Southwick 2 Design data Assault Rifle (Lv. 1)
South Knot City Owen Southwick 2 Design data Grenade
South Knot City Owen Southwick 2 Design data Handgun (Lv. 1)
South Knot City Owen Southwick 3 Design data Handgun (Lv. 2)
South Knot City Owen Southwick 3 Design data Reverse Trike: Defensive
South Knot City Owen Southwick 4 Design data Truck: Defensive
South Knot City Owen Southwick 0 (first trip) Hologram data Fragile: Attentive
South Knot City Owen Southwick 0 (first trip) Hologram data Fragile: Bidding Goodbye
South Knot City Owen Southwick 4 Hologram data Owen Southwick
Timefall Farm The Timefall Farmer 3 Hologram data Environmental Scientist
Timefall Farm The Timefall Farmer 5 Hologram data Goose
Timefall Farm The Timefall Farmer 3 Hologram data Timefall Farmer
Timefall Farm The Timefall Farmer 3 Odradek upgrade Human Detection
Waystation North of Mountain Knot City Charles Kahn 1 Design data Armor plate (Lv. 1)
Waystation North of Mountain Knot City Charles Kahn 3 Design data Armor plate (Lv. 2)
Waystation North of Mountain Knot City Charles Kahn 1 Design data Non-lethal assault rifle (Lv. 1)
Waystation North of Mountain Knot City Charles Kahn 3 Hologram data Bridges guard: UCA!
Waystation North of Mountain Knot City Charles Kahn 1 Sound data Breathe In
Weather Station Alex Weatherstone 3 Backpack color: Chiral Gold Floating carrier (Lv. 2)
Weather Station Alex Weatherstone 4 Hologram data Alex Weatherstone