Metroid Dread Spider Magnet
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The second ability unlock that you'll get in Metroid Dread — shortly after acquiring the Charge Beam — is the Spider Magnet. It's a cool new item that allows you to climb around neon blue walls and ceilings that are dotted around areas. This massively expands the areas you can reach at this early point in the game.

Metroid Dread - Where is the Spider Magnet?

In order to get your Spider Magnet, you'll need to destroy the first E.M.M.I. that you have a proper fight with (early tutorial E.M.M.I. excluded).

To take down one of the hulking great robots, you're going to need to get to the Central Unit location in Artaria, take down the enemy within and then juice up your beam so that you can go melt the armour on the nearby E.M.M.I.'s head and blow its brains out. Doing so will see you rewarded with the Spider Magnet.

Check out the map below for the exact location of the Central Unit you need to head for:

This guide is part of our Metroid Dread walkthrough and guide series, which includes all ability locations, all missile tank locations, all energy tank locations, all energy parts, all suit upgrades, all power bomb tanks, plus every compatible amiibo unlock, E.M.M.I. and boss battle tips, and other helpful tips to help you get through the game and get those post-game unlocks.