Damage sensor tape is a reactive tape Sam wraps around cargo he carries as a deliveryman. The tape contains a sensor in its threading which tells how much damage has been dealt to cargo by changing its color accordingly.
As seen in the nearby image, the benchmarker label on the tape reads: "The sensor is always active and will instantly develop color if damage is received. Match the tape's color with the reference chart to estimate damage. To extend the service life keep cold when not in use. Avoid prolonged exposure to heat and sunlight."
- ^ Twitter · @HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN – "This tape’s so called Damage Censor Tape [sic] uses for Sam’s case in DEATH STRANDING. [...]"
Objects in Death Stranding
|Equipment||B-handcuffs · Blood bag · Bridge babies (Bridge baby pod) · Canteen · Climbing anchor · Container repair spray · Damage sensor tape · Floating carrier · Ladder · Odradek · Power skeleton · Q-pid · Smoke grenade · Speed skeleton|
|Weapons||Anti-BT handgun · Assault rifle · Bola gun · Electrified pole weapon · EX grenade · Handgun · Hematic grenade · Strand · Stun bomb|
|Clothing||Bridges boots · Cap · "Ludens mask" sunglasses|
|Materials||Ceramics · Chiral crystal · Chiralium · Metals · Special alloys|
|Other items||Anti-BT weapons · Medicine pack · Old sound system · PCC · Sperm and eggs|