A Death Stranding player ran into a heap of bad luck with just about the most heartwrenching fail you can come across in the game.
Death Stranding requires players to run around the barren wasteland of what used to be the United States, and deliver cargo to different places, which can be a very tedious experience.
You'll quickly find your character loading up on cargo from all over the place as you head towards the next outpost, requiring you to get pretty creative with how you carry everything.
The more gear you stack up, the harder it becomes to travel from place to place. Your player can eventually end up losing his balance and falling to the ground, and if this happens, you could drop all of your gear.
We saw that all play out in downright devastating fashion as a player stumbled and fell down on the edge of a bridge, causing the majority of his cargo to go tumbling into the river.
It's tough to watch even with the knowledge that it's not your character, but it's even tougher if you put yourself into the shoes of the player.
Twitter user 'atPeteDodd' shared his monumental fail with the rest of the world, and it quickly went viral as he watched his materials float away down the river.
— it's me, pete dodd, from the internet (@atPeteDodd) November 9, 2019
Collecting that much cargo would definitely pay off once it's delivered, but by losing it in the manner it was lost means potentially hours of collecting that has been washed away.
Even if he would've jumped down and collected the materials he lost, there would have been no way to get it all back as the flowing river would have resulted in too much of a physical toll.
In the future, we can expect Dodd to be more careful with his gear as we see how one minor mis-step can lead to a major disaster. Don't forget to save often!