Half-Life’s Headcrab and Gravity Gloves have gameplay features in Death Stranding

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:47 GMT

The Gravity Gloves and Headcrab bonuses in Death Stranding are not just for show.

When the PC version of Death Stranding was officially announced, Kojima Productions revealed a neat little Half-Life-themed promotion.

Owners of Death Stranding on PC will receive the Gravity Gloves from Haf-Life: Alyx, and the Headcrab headwear. Today, Hideo Kojima announced that these items actually confer in-game bonuses, though didn’t detail what those would be.

Death Stranding has various items that offer gameplay advantages, such as the Otter Hood, which is a reward for completing Conan O’Brien’s mission. The Otter Hood lets you swim faster, so it’s possible a similar upgrade awaits players who acquire the Half-Life items.

Interestingly, though, this could indicate that both will be mission rewards, not necessarily a free bonus. Unless, of course, they’re skins for existing items. The Gravity Gloves, may just have the same function as the in-game Power Gloves.

Death Stranding on PC also has a potentially bigger bonus, that being a photo mode. The PC version will use Denuvo, it has been confirmed.

Death Stranding is out June 2 on PC.

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