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Random Metroid Dread's Zero Suit Samus Model Is Rather Detailed Up Close
"14,000 polys for a model that has 2 seconds of screentime"
If you've been killed by something that isn't an E.M.M.I. robot in Metroid Dread, then you've probably seen the Zero Suit Samus animation that follows. While it might not seem like all that much in motion, it's actually rather detailed. An individual known as 'Finalizer' shared these...
News Metroid Dread's Producer Would Like To See Samus In Her Own Movie One Day
"I hope that it does become a reality"
If you have ever wanted to see Nintendo's Metroid series get adapted to the big screen, you're not alone. During a recent interview with CNET, Metroid Dread producer Yoshio Sakamoto - who originally worked on the series as a designer - voiced his own interests in seeing Samus in cinema. He finds the idea of it...
Gallery Metroid Dread amiibo Are Finally Here In Europe, And They're Rather Lovely
Did yours arrive this week?
While Metroid Dread is now a few weeks old, the amiibo that were intended to accompany its launch were unfortunately delayed in the UK and Europe, which means we've had to wait a little longer to get our grubby hands on them. The good news, as you can see from the images on this very page, is that they'
News Metroid Dread Version 1.0.2 Is Now Available, Here Are The Full Patch Notes
A "final boss fix" and more!
We weren't necessarily expecting regular patches for Nintendo's recent release Metroid Dread, but it seems there are still quite a number of issues that need to be resolved in the game. As a result of this, MercurySteam has rolled out yet another update including a handful of general fixes - to improve the overall...
Random The Current World Record Speedrun For Metroid Dread Took Under 1.5 Hours
Metroid Dread came out less than a month ago, but speedrunners are already hard at work trying to grab the world record for fastest time to completion. Even just a few days after the release, we were marvelling at how good some players were at the game — and the current world record holder, karterfreak, is an excellent example. With...
UK Charts Mario Party Superstars Lands In Third As Metroid Dread Falls Out Of Top Ten
Five Switch exclusives make the top ten
UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 30th October, revealing that Mario Party Superstars has debuted in third spot. The Switch exclusive lost out to FIFA 22 (which is enjoying yet another week at number one), and Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy which launched physically on PS5, PS4 and Xbox...
Reminder Tetris 99 Is Hosting A Metroid Dread Crossover Event This Weekend
And you could unlock a special theme
Update [Sat 30th Oct, 2021 13:30 BST]: This event is currently underway. If you're looking for more Metroid Dread action, Nintendo also released a demo of the game earlier this week. Original story [Tue 26th Oct, 2021 02:30 BST]: To celebrate the return of Samus in Metroid Dread on the Nintendo Switch,
Random This Girl's Mother Makes The Absolute Best Metroid Halloween Cosplay
Even dad is included!
Halloween is fast approaching, and you know what that means – long-suffering parents all over the world are putting the finishing touches to outfits they have made for their offspring. By the time November rolls around, everyone will be utterly sick to death of the sight of pint-sized vampires, zombies and werewolves...
News Happy Halloween! Nintendo Has Released A Free Metroid Dread Demo
"All treat, no trick"
Well, this is a nice surprise! If you haven't already picked up Metroid Dread on the Switch, Nintendo has now released a free demo on the Switch eShop - allowing you to try before you buy. This Halloween, suit up as Samus Aran and see what goes bump in the night on planet ZDR with a fun-sized bite of the Metroid™ Dread...
Guide Metroid Dread: What To Do After You Get The Super Missiles
Time to nab the Plasma Beam
Now we've got our Super Missiles in Metroid Dread and we've arrived at a new region, Elun, we're going to head straight towards our next new ability, the Plasma Beam. From the shuttle area you're now in, head right and save your progress before heading out right once again where you'll be met by a green plasma door. You...
Guide Metroid Dread: What To Do After You Get The Plasma Beam
Spin to win
So, you've been playing Metroid Dread, you've got the Plasma Beam and now you can blast multiple enemies with one shot, pierce the armour of robotic foes and, more importantly, open up those green plasma doors you've been seeing everywhere. The next step on our journey is just north of where we got our newest ability and we're going to...
Random Nintendo Rejected Samus Voice Acting In Metroid Prime For Being "Too Sexual And Sensual"
"They're very, very particular about vocal sounds"
Podcaster Reece Reilly – AKA: Kiwi Talks – has been discussing the development of past Metroid games with the people who made them for some time now, having previously chatted to the likes of Mike Wikan and Bryan Walker. More recently, he sat down with Clark Wen, who was Audio Director on
News My Nintendo Adds Some Rather Nice Metroid Dread Wallpapers
One of them is free, too
With Metroid Dread now out in the wild and having established itself, it's no doubt earned plenty of fans and continues to prompt interesting debates about where it stands within the iconic series. For those that have enjoyed it a lot, My Nintendo has added some affordable rewards that may be tempting. The loyalty service...
Guide Metroid Dread - What To Do When You Arrive In Ghavoran
Time to soup up your missiles
Now that we're in Ghavoran we have two tasks to accomplish. Firstly, we want to get our hands on our next upgrade, Super Missiles, and then we want to find the shuttle area to move on to the game's next region, Elun. From the elevator area you've just arrived into from Burenia you need to head right, pull out the...
Guide Metroid Dread - Where To Go After You Get The Grapple Beam
From where you've just got the Grapple Beam we're now going to make quite a few quick jumps of location, first to Dairon and then on to a new area, Ferenia, where we've got some backstory to get filled in on. Starting out from the statue room where you picked up the Grapple Beam head right, retracing your steps and using your new...
Guide Metroid Dread - Where To Go After You Get The Speed Booster
Getting into the swing of things
Now that we've got the Speed Boost ability we need to use it a couple of times as we make our way up from the E.M.M.I. area in which we retrieved it to Dairon's yellow teleporter, which is located in the north east of the region, right beside the save station, as shown in our map below. Once you make your way up...
Random It Has Now Been 1,000 Days Since Metroid Prime 4's Development Was Restarted
We're ready for an update, Nintendo
Where were you approximately 1,000 days ago? While it might not seem long ago, it actually dates back to 25th January 2019 and you know what that day was, right? Yep, on this particular day in Nintendo history, development on the highly anticipated release Metroid Prime 4 was restarted. Nintendo's Senior Managing...
Japanese Charts Metroid Dread Slips Down To Second, Switch OLED Leads Hardware Listings
Dread shifts another 22,221 physical copies
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 17th October, revealing that Metroid Dread has fallen to second place in its second week on sale. The game sold another 22,221 physical copies in the region this week, but that was no match for the incoming Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba –...
Guide Metroid Dread: What To Do When You Arrive In Burenia
Now that we've arrived in Burenia for the first time we're going to head out to the left from the shuttle area where we arrived, following the route you can see on the maps we've provided below. As you make your way here you'll notice plenty of grapple beam blocks and, more importantly, pressure sensitive doors that are preventing us...
Guide Metroid Dread: Where To Go After You Get Flash Shift
Need for speed
Now that we've acquired the Flash Shift ability we are going to head right back to Dairon and in order to do so we want to find a new shuttle area in Burenia that's not too far away from where we picked up our newest ability. Starting out from where we nabbed the Flash Shift, as shown below, we are going to head left, save our game...
News Nintendo's First Patch For Metroid Dread Is Now Available, Here's What's Included
The crash error has been resolved
Last week, Nintendo issued a notice on its support website stating how it had been made aware of an error "near the end" of Metroid Dread that forced the software and game to close. It said it was working on a fix to prevent this from happening, and it's now officially arrived. This minor patch bumps the game up to...
Guide Metroid Dread: Where To Go After You Get The Morph Ball Bomb
Time to launch ourselves to the next region in the game
Now that we've got our Morph Ball Bomb ability, we're immediately going to put it to use by blowing up the floor of the statue room we're in to escape and then travelling through three Morph Ball launchers to reach an E.M.M.I. zone that we'll sneak through in order to hop on a shuttle to the...
Guide Metroid Dread: Flashing Map Sections Explained - What Does A Flashing Map Mean?
If you've been digging into Metroid Dread over the past week or two since it released, you'll no doubt have noticed flashing areas on your in-game map as you study it for possible routes forward in order to progress through Samus Aran's latest adventure. But why is the in-game map flashing? What do these flashing areas mean? What year...
Guide Metroid Dread: Where To Go After You Get The Varia Suit
It's time to heat things up
Once you've got hold of your Varia Suit you're going to need to head right back to Cataria where we've got another upgrade and a boss battle awaiting us. From the location where you just grabbed your suit, head right through the door below the statue room and into the heated area where you need to shoot out some beam...
Guide Metroid Dread: Where To Go After You Get The Morph Ball Ability
Roll up for the next part of your adventure
Now that you've finally nabbed the ability to Morph Ball from the green E.M.M.I. on Cataris, it's time to make a beeline back to Artaria. In order to do this we're going to head directly for the red icon you can see in our map below. This is a teleporter, the first you'll come across in the game, which...
Guide Metroid Dread: Where To Go After You Get The Diffusion Beam
Now that you've taken care of Kraid we're going to leave Cataris for the time being and head off to Dairon in order to acquire the Morph Ball Bomb. Luckily, in order to get to Dairon we only need to move a short distance north-east from where we picked up the Diffusion Beam. You can check the map below to see the location of Samus,...
News Metroid Dread, Zelda, Pokémon And Mario All Nominated In Golden Joystick Awards 2021
Voting now open!
The full list of nominees for The Golden Joystick Awards 2021 has been revealed, and the voting is now open. A decent number of Nintendo games are up for a variety of awards, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and Pokémon Legends: Arceus in the 'Most Wanted' category and, perhaps most notably, Metroid Dread in the...
Random Forget Dread, It's All About Metroid: Other M On Twitter Right Now
Fans are "defending" the Wii entry for all sorts of reasons
Metroid Dread might have just been released for the Nintendo Switch (and it's outstanding by the way), but over on social media, the conversation is all about Team Ninja's 2010 Wii title, Metroid: Other M. While it was mostly well-received back then, as time went on it's fallen out of...
UK Charts Metroid Dread Stays Third As Switch Takes Half Of The Top Ten
Another decent week
UK physical chart data is now in for the week ending 16th October, revealing that Metroid Dread has managed to stay in third place for a second consecutive week. The entire top three is unchanged from last week's chart, with FIFA 22 and Far Cry 6 also maintaining first and second places. In its second week, Dread managed to...
Talking Point The Metroid Dread Credits Debate Is Sadly Common
The video game development industry needs to respect its contributors
The conversations around Metroid Dread have been mostly positive since its launch, but a recent topic that has caused a good deal of debate and criticism of developer MercurySteam has related to the game's credits. Multiple contributors to the game have raised the fact that...
Guide Metroid Dread: Where To Go After You Get The Wide Beam
It's Mighty Morphin' time
So, now you've got the Wide Beam from Dairon and you've jumped on the shuttle and headed back to Cataris. Our next step is to use our brand new ability to blow open a couple of doors, head into the area's E.M.M.I. zone, take down the Control Unit, kill ourselves a green E.M.M.I. and finally get our hands on the Morph Ball...
News LEGO Sadly Rejects Zelda, Metroid And Animal Crossing Design Finalists
The first LEGO Ideas review of 2021 is here
The latest LEGO Ideas review has arrived, where talented fans can submit their own designs with the potential for their ideas to be transformed into real LEGO sets, and a number of gaming-inspired ideas made it to the final reckoning. Sadly, this time, none have them managed to get the final approval they...
Guide Metroid Dread: What To Do When You Arrive In Dairon
Time to get wide (beam)
You've reached the third region in Metroid Dread and this is going to be one super quick pitstop as we're only here to grab our next upgrade, the Wide Beam, before getting right back to Cataris to put it to good use. The path towards the wide beam is fairly linear, however we do know a few players have got a little stumped at...
Guide Metroid Dread: What To Do When You Arrive In Cataris
How to proceed once you've reached the second area in the game
You've grabbed your Phantom Cloak, blasted through a couple of sensor doors on Artaris and made your way to Cataris. That's great! However, once you arrive in the second region of the game, things can be a little bit confusing if you don't quite know what you're expected to do next...
Guide Metroid Dread: Blue Butterflies - What Are The Blue Butterflies For?
What do these mysterious glowing bugs signify?
If you've been battling your way through the twisted labyrinth that is Metroid Dread's ZDR, you're sure to have noticed the glowing blue butterflies huddled together in groups around certain doorways and corridors in the game. These curious bugs feature throughout Samus Aran's dread-ful adventure, but...
News Nintendo Aware Of Crash Error "Near The End" Of Metroid Dread, Says It's Working On A Fix
An update should arrive later this month
Nintendo has been made aware of an error "near the end" of Metroid Dread that forces the software and game to close. It's working on a fix to prevent this from happening, which will be available at some point later this month. So, what's the problem? Apparently, if the player destroys a door while a map...
Guide Metroid Dread: Where To Go After You Get The Phantom Cloak
How to progress after picking up your stealth ability
Now that you've beaten Corpius and grabbed the Phantom Cloak ability, you're going to be able to slink past all those sensor doors scattered around ZDR. However, if you're having trouble figuring out where to go as soon as you've acquired your stealth ability, we can quickly guide you onwards to...
Guide Metroid Dread: Where To Go After You Get The Spider Magnet
How to proceed now that you can climb up magnet pads
So, you've now got your Spider Magnet after defeating the white E.M.M.I. in Artaria. Well done! However making your way forward from this point can be a little tricky and we've seen plenty of players at a loss as to where to go next. Luckily, if you're stuck, we can quickly show you how to move...
News Metroid Dread Staff Say They've Been Left Out Of The Game's Credits, MercurySteam Responds
"It's a very ugly practice"
Metroid Dread is out in the wild and it's looking like a tremendous success – it's an absolute cracker, for starters, and has just nabbed itself a debut week number one in the Japanese charts. Unfortunately, though, there is a downer on proceedings that's come to light since the game's release last Friday. A number of...
Guide Metroid Dread: Where To Go After You Get The Charge Beam
How to proceed after you've nabbed your first upgrade
Now that you've got your Charge Beam you can go about opening up all the locked charge beam doors scattered around Artaria, this gives you lots of options with regards to how you want to proceed and investigate next. However, if you're having a little trouble figuring out exactly where to go now...
Guide Metroid Dread: Where To Go At The Start Of The Game
How to proceed towards your first upgrade in Artaria
Artaria is the very first area in Metroid Dread and it's where you'll spend a good deal of your early time in the game. Your first objective here is to get your hands on the Charge Beam so that you can open up charge beam doors and make some actual progress. However, if you're finding yourself...
Japanese Charts Metroid Dread Outsells Far Cry 6 To Claim Number One
And the first Switch OLED figures are in
Famitsu's Japanese chart figures are now in for the week ending 10th October, revealing that Metroid Dread has gone straight to the top of the pile on its debut week. Nintendo's latest Switch exclusive managed to fend off the threat of Far Cry 6, selling 86,798 physical units in its opening weekend. For...
Guide Metroid Dread: How To Get The Grapple Beam And Morph Ball Bomb Early
Sequence-breaking — when you collect an item or enter an area before the designers of the game intented you to on a 'normal' playthrough — is a time-honoured tradition in the Metroid game fan community, and it's something that's possible in Metroid Dread, too. It's possible to beat Kraid in an amusing alternate manner by shooting...
Random Players Are Already Scarily Good At Controlling Samus In Metroid Dread
How do they do it?
Metroid Dread hasn't even been out for a week yet, but some of the skills we're seeing even at this early stage are mightly impressive. If you've been playing the game yourself, you'll know that one of things that becomes immediately apparent is just how smooth and slick Samus feels to control. Running and sliding around and...
News Metroid Dread Sparks Improved Sales For Past Games In The Series
Metroid games run riot in the eShop charts
With Metroid Dread already looking like a mighty success, both in terms of its critical reception and early sales data, it perhaps comes as no surprise that the game's popularity appears to have kickstarted a flurry of purchases across the entire series. Metroid fever has been running high ever since...
News This Metroid Dread Boss Fight Trick Shows The Devs Knew You'd Break The Game
Stay away for spoilers
SPOILERS, obviously... Metroid Dread has been talked about a lot over the past week, largely in positive terms. Plenty of us are still on a first playthrough, frantically running away from E.M.M.I foes and navigating our way around the rather sizeable map. For some, though, now it's time for optimising follow-up runs and...
Guide Metroid Dread: All Teleporter Locations
If there's one thing you're going to have to do plenty of during your time in Metroid Dread, it's backtracking around the game's eight regions in search of gear, collectibles and routes forward through the campaign. It can be time-consuming, making your way to shuttle stations and elevators in order to slowly move between one area and...
Guide Metroid Dread: Maps - All ZDR Region Maps
Fully revealed area maps to help you on your way
Metroid Dread's region maps are gloriously labyrinthine puzzle boxes full of obstacles, dead ends, secret routes and surprises. In order to aid players in this regard, MercurySteam has done a fantastic job in ensuring that your in-game map remembers the locations of items, labels individual door types...
News Metroid Dread's UK Sales Momentum Points To A Big Moment For The Series
Has already outsold Metroid: Samus Returns
Though it'll take a number of weeks for sales figures to come through globally, it would seem that Metroid Dread has started strongly, driven by an extensive marketing campaign from Nintendo and a lot of positive word-of-mouth online. UK sales have been some of the first to come through, and though it...
Guide Metroid Dread: All amiibo Unlocks - Every Compatible Metroid amiibo
NFC for victory
Metroid Dread lauched alongside the game's official Samus & E.M.M.I Double Pack amiibo — which has unfortunately been delayed until the 5th of November in the UK and the rest of Europe. Players can also grab daily in-game rewards by using any of a total of six previously released Metroid series amiibo. Let's take a look at...
Guide Metroid Dread: Post-Game Unlocks - How To Unlock All Chozo Archives, All Metroid Game Art, All Post-Game Content
How to unlock all end game rewards
There are plenty of post-game rewards in store for players once they've managed to complete Metroid Dread. Some of these are unlocked for simply finishing the game on either normal or hard mode, whilst others are tied to more specific objectives. Let's take a closer look at all available post-game unlockables in...
Guide Metroid Dread: Shinespark - How To Speed Boost And Shinespark Like A Pro
Shine bright, Samus!
As you progress through Metroid Dread you'll gain the Speed Boost ability, which lets Samus mow through enemies and structures like some sort of human missile. As part of this ability she is also able to "Shinespark". By holding down on the 'L' stick whilst in Speed Boost mode, Samus will glow purple and she can now stop...
Guide Metroid Dread: Hard Mode - How To Unlock Hard Mode
A Good Day To Die Hard
OK, so you like your games really tough or you're a Metroid monster whose only real concern is playing this new entry in the franchise on its hardest difficulty. Well, unfortunately for you, you're going to have to be a little bit patient — the only way to unlock hard mode in Metroid Dread is to play through the game once on...
UK Charts Metroid Dread Just Had The Strongest Opening Week Of Any Metroid Game Ever
Super Monkey Ball debuts in top ten
Update: GamesIndustry.biz's Christopher Dring has explained that the initial report was actually incorrect, and that the original Metroid Prime remains the fastest-selling game of the series when looking at physical sales alone. However, the difference between physical launch sales for the two titles was less than...
Random Nintendo America's President Doug Bowser Celebrates The Return Of Samus
He's also got his hands on a brand new Switch OLED
It's been quite possibly one of the best weeks of the year in the land of Nintendo. The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate director Masahiro Sakurai revealed Sora would be the final fighter, Rockstar announced the GTA trilogy for the platform, Nintendo laun
News Nintendo's Switch Exclusive Metroid Dread Is Already Being Emulated On PC
And it's only been out for a few days...
The Switch exclusive Metroid Dread is very much the game of the moment, but it appears some people aren't even playing this new release on Nintendo's hardware. As highlighted by the folks over at PC Gamer, certain individuals are already running this title on open-source Switch emulators - increasing the...
Reminder Brand New Metroid Dread Spirits Are Available In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Samus is back!
Update [Sat 9th Oct, 2021 15:00 BST]: These spirits are now available, here's a closer look courtesy of the official Smash Bros. Twitter account. Each of these spirits will be available until the 13th of October. Original article [Thu 7th Oct, 2021 02:05 BST]: Metroid Dread arrives exclusively
Video Digital Foundry's Technical Analysis Of Metroid Dread On Switch
"this is one of the standout releases of the year"
Metroid Dread has finally landed on the Switch this week, and now the experts over at Digital Foundry have shared their own technical analysis of Samus' new adventure. So, how does it hold up? In docked mode, the game delivers a 1600x900 resolution, and in portable mode, it's apparently just as...
Gallery Feast Your Eyes On Metroid Dread's Special Edition
Now, where will it fit on the shelf...?
With Metroid Dread's release, millions of people all over the world are getting the chance to experience the latest amazing episode in Samus Aran's story – but how many of you were lucky enough to get your hands on the swanky special edition of the game? It ships in a lovely big box and comes with a special...
News Bethesda Congratulates Nintendo On Metroid Dread's Launch With Special DOOM Artwork
Doom + Dread = happiness
Unless you've been living under a giant Morph Ball-shaped rock for the last few months, you're probably aware that Metroid Dread has launched for Nintendo Switch today. It's utterly fantastic, and you should definitely go and play it. Before you do, though, we thought you'd like to check out this special artwork from the...
Random Ever Wonder What Metroid's Samus Aran Would Look Like In Marvel vs. Capcom 2?
Or Zelda and Bayonetta, for that matter?
Metroid Dread is out today – you knew that of course – and that gives us the perfect excuse to showcase the amazing pixel artwork of a talented individual called Kercy. Kercy has a real skill for turning 3D video game characters into lovely 2D pixel art sprites that wouldn't look out of place in a Capcom...
Guide Metroid Dread: How To Counter An E.M.M.I.
Never give up in these tense encounters
E.M.M.I.s are the big new addition to the series' traditional core gameplay in Metroid Dread and we're not gonna lie, they're absolutely terrifying. During your stealth-flavoured encounters with these clever robotic foes (which we've written a handy guide to here), you'll often find your best efforts to run...
Guide Metroid Dread: All Energy Parts Locations
Another primary collectable in Metroid Dread is Energy Parts. We've put together the following list of all Energy Part locations in the game to help you on your adventure! Metroid Dread: All Energy Parts Locations: Artaria Our first Energy Part Collectible can be found at Artaria's red teleportation device, as indicated in our map...
Guide Metroid Dread: All Energy Tanks Locations
A full guide to each and every energy tank location in the game
One of the most immediately useful items in Metroid Dread are the Energy Tank upgrades, which give you a nice big boost to your health and make the game that little bit more possible. We've put together a list of all the Energy Tank locations in the game below: Metroid Dread: All...
Guide Metroid Dread: All Missile Tank Locations
A walkthrough of every missile tank upgrade location in Metroid Dread
As with any Metroid game, Metroid Dread is stuffed to the rafters with missile tank and missile tank+ upgrades for you to discover. In order to make this as easy as possible we're going to picture the map locations alongside a screenshot of these items as we come across them and...
Guide Metroid Dread: All Power Bomb Tank Locations
There are lots of different powerups in Metroid Dread and some of the most elusive of all are the Power Bomb Tank upgrades. We've hunted them all down and listed them below! Metroid Dread: All Power Bomb Tank Locations: Our first Power Bomb Tank can be reached after taking the elevator from the very north of Artaria (where you got the...
Guide Metroid Dread: Escue Boss Battle - How To Beat Escue
Let's swat this bug
Our next Metroid Dread boss, Escue, is found on Ferenia. It's a fast-moving electrical bug that can cause you problems with its speed initially but, once you get how to dodge its three attack varieties down, it should cause you very few problems. Metroid Dread Escue Boss Battle Strategy: Escue: Phase One The first phase of...
Guide Metroid Dread: Kraid Boss Battle - How To Beat Kraid
He's back and we're going to batter him all over again
Yes, as we all know by now, Kraid makes a return in this latest adventure and as the second boss you'll encounter in Metroid Dread he's actually a bit of a big softie. Let's take a look at how to defeat him all over again. Metroid Dread Kraid Boss Battle Strategy: Kraid: Phase One During the...
Guide Metroid Dread: Tips And Tricks For Getting Started
Eight tips to ease the dread
The Metroid series, by its very nature, can be a really challenging experience. These games are labyrinthian puzzle boxes of death and dead ends that require you to explore, use your map, backtrack and get very well acquainted with every nook and cranny of their worlds. Metroid Dread has all of this and it brings plenty...
Guide Metroid Dread: Power Bomb Location - How To Power Bomb
The big boom
The last of Samus Aran's upgrades in Metroid Dread, the Power Bomb, turns your regular Morph Ball Bombs into devastatingly large explosions that can obliterate nearby enemies and destroy any Power Bomb Blocks nearby. Metroid Dread - Where is the Power Bomb?: In order to get the Power Bomb you'll need to fight the final Red Chozo...
Guide Metroid Dread: Spin Boost Location - How To Double Jump
Everybody jump, jump
The Spin Boost upgrade in Metroid Dread enables Samus to jump once more when performing a regular spin jump, which is a jump diagonally forward in either direction. This can be used to reach lots of high ledges that have been previously out of bounds but is limited underwater to only keeping the same level of height as your...
Guide Metroid Dread: Corpius Boss Battle - How To Beat Corpius
How to take down Metroid Dread's first boss
The very first boss in Metroid Dread and he's an absolutely massive opponent for a rather underpowered Samus. However, Corpius isn't anywhere nearly as tough as his giant stinger and ability to cloak himself may at first suggest. Let's take look at how to take him down in double-quick time. Metroid...
Guide Metroid Dread: Drogyga Boss Battle - How To Beat Drogyga
This big smelly blob is going down
The fourth boss fight in Metroid Dread sees Samus take on this great big tentacled mass in Burenia and, while Drogyga may look pretty intense, it doesn't stand a chance against our superior takedown techniques! Let's have a look at how to beat this underwater terror. Metroid Dread Drogyga Boss Battle Strategy:...
Guide Metroid Dread: Golzuna Boss Battle - How To Beat Golzuna
Get back in your shell crab...thing
Metroid Dread's Golzuna is a great big, hard-shelled electro-beast. This boss battle takes place in Ghavoran quite late on in the game and consists of not one, not two but three different beasts to kill. Fear not, however, as only Golzuna himself is much of a challenge here and he's actually not that bad once you...
Guide Metroid Dread: Ice Missile Location - How To Freeze Enemies
The Ice Missile upgrade is an absolute classic weapon and in Metroid Dread Samus is — surprise, surprise — gonna be using it to freeze her foes in place where she can then shatter them with missiles. Simple! More importantly, however, this weapon can be used to remove the many fiery barriers you'll find in your way later in...
Guide Metroid Dread: Varia Suit Location - How To Enter Hot Areas
Time to heat things up a little
The Varia Suit is a vitally important part of Samus' kit in Metroid Dread. You'll need it to enter hot areas as well as to take reduced damage from enemy attacks. This suit also slightly increases the damage dealt by dash melee attacks (performed by parrying an enemy whilst running). Metroid Dread - Where is the...
Guide Metroid Dread: Morph Ball Location - How To Turn Into A Ball
Everybody's favourite Metroid Upgrade, it's time to roll into a tiny ball!
The Morph Ball is without a doubt one of the most valuable ability upgrades in any Metroid game, and in Metroid Dread things are no different. This handy manoeuvre allows you access to tons of hidden passageways, Morph Ball launchers, tunnels, gaps and more and is especially...
Guide Metroid Dread: Space Jump Location - How To Jump Continuously
The Space Jump ability upgrade in Metroid Dread enables Samus to jump repeatedly during spin jumps, giving her the power to continue to barrel upwards for as long as she wishes. Pressing 'B' during a spin jump activates another and you can, of course, change direction as you go in order to get into all manner of little hidden areas...
Guide Metroid Dread: Cross Bomb Location - How To Upgrade Your Bombs
We're gonna need a bigger bomb
The Cross Bomb upgrade in Metroid Dread enables Samus to create far more powerful Morph Ball Bomb explosions that extend in horizontal and vertical lines — great for blowing up stacks of breakable blocks or propelling yourself in either direction with force. Metroid Dread - Where is the Cross Bomb?: In order to...
Guide Metroid Dread: Spider Magnet Location - How To Climb Blue Walls
Spidey sense tingling
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...
Guide Metroid Dread: Wide Beam Location - How To Open Wide Beam Doors
Get wide with this snazzy upgrade. Yeah!
Your very first trip to Dairon takes place early in Metroid Dread, but it's an important one as it gives you access to the Wide Beam, a powerful laser upgrade that allows you to open special Wide Beam doors as well as push various Wide Beam objects around to allow access to lots of new areas. Metroid Dread -...
Guide Metroid Dread: Pulse Radar Location - How To Scan For Hidden Areas
Now we can find all the secrets
The Pulse Radar makes a return in Metroid Dread, and it takes a fair while before you get your hands on it. However, once you do, you can really start hunting down the game's upgrades and tanks in earnest as it sends out a nifty pulse revealing all breakable surfaces and blocks hidden in your immediate vicinity when...
Guide Metroid Dread: Charge Beam Location - How To Open Charge Beam Doors
Your very first upgrade
Samus' Charge Beam upgrade in Metroid Dread allows her to open charge doors as well as do further damage to enemies with its powerful charged shots which are performed by holding in the 'Y' button. If you run out of missiles to attack armoured or more powerful foes, this beam can also be used as a backup, penetrating tougher...
Guide Metroid Dread: Diffusion Beam Location - How To Shoot Through Walls
It's time to penetrate some terrain
The second suit upgrade you're going to grab in Cataris in Metroid Dread, the Diffusion Beam will allow you to make large impacts to terrain in order to blow holes in walls at special locations and deal huge damage to foes. Metroid Dread - Where is the Diffusion Beam?: In order to fire off the Diffusion Beam...
Guide Metroid Dread: Chozo Soldier Boss Battle - How To Beat Chozo Soldier
Sir Lances Alot
A tough variant on the Robot Chozo Soldiers we've fought already in Metroid Dread, this big guy is pretty fast-moving, wields a long lance and does some nasty attacks that can cause a lot of damage quickly. Get your attacks right though and he's not too hard to take down. Let's have a look! Metroid Dread Chozo Soldier Boss Battle:...
Guide Metroid Dread: Plasma Beam Location - How To Open Green Plasma Doors
Our next upgrade in Metroid Dread, the Plasma Beam is another one for your primary weapon, this time allowing you to also tear the green plasma from around doorways, giving you even more freedom to roam. This powerful power-up also tears through multiple enemies at once and can damage robotic foes without the need for a charged shot...
Guide Metroid Dread: Storm Missile Location - How To Open Green Light Doors
There's a storm coming
An extremely useful tool, the Storm Missile allows you to lock on to several targets at once by holding in 'R' to begin charging and then pressing 'Y' once all targets have been selected for a devastating flurry of homing rockets. Metroid Dread's Storm Missile can be used to blast single or multiple enemies, are effective...
Guide Metroid Dread: Wave Beam Location - How To Destroy Purple Door Covers
The Wave Beam in Metroid Dread is a powerful piece of kit that enables Samus to fire energy waves through solid objects and terrain. She can also now destroy all those purple Wave Beam covers that have been blocking your progress in the latter part of the game. Metroid Dread - Where is the Wave Beam?: In order to nab the Wave Beam...
Guide Metroid Dread: E.M.M.I. Guide - How To Evade, Escape And Kill An E.M.M.I.
To the Control Units!
Metroid Dread's stealth-based E.M.M.I.s are the big new addition to the franchise's core gameplay in this latest outing. There are a total of seven of these quick-witted robots, they each patrol their own allocated zones across the various regions of the game and Samus will gain some pretty neat abilities from a few of them...
Guide Metroid Dread: Super Missile Location - How To Destroy Green Door Shields
More power to your elbow
Our next Metroid Dread upgrade is the Super Missile which can destroy green Super Missile door shields as well as do lots more damage to foes. Metroid Dread - Where is the Super Missile?: In order to grab the Super Missile head to the location indicated in the map below once you reach the sixth area of the game, Ghavoran...
Guide Metroid Dread: Phantom Cloak Location - How To Cloak And Hide From E.M.M.I.
Beat Corpius to grab this slick gadget
The Phantom Cloak upgrade is absolutely one of the most important gadgets in Metroid Dread when it comes to fending off E.M.M.I. attacks. It may be fairly easy to give them the slip early on, but later you'll need to move slowly through their zones, taking your time and using this Aeion-fuelled camouflage to...
Guide Metroid Dread: Red Chozo Soldier Boss Guide - How To Beat Red Chozo Soldier
New moves, same old enemy
You'll encounter this red variation on the Chozo Soldier on your return trip to Artaria once you've gained the Gravity Suit. This guy carries a lance just like his earlier counterpart, but this time he also has a large shield and some different black goo attacks to hit you with. Let's take a look at how best to take him...
Guide Metroid Dread: Screw Attack Location - How To Destroy Blue Lightning Blocks
The ability called Screw Attack is required to smash the many Screw Attack Blocks you'll find all over Metroid Dread, as well as granting you the ability to blast enemies with powerful energy during spin jumps, the Screw Attack is an essential suit upgrade. Metroid Dread - Where is the Screw Attack?: The Screw Attack upgrade is found in...
Guide Metroid Dread: Experiment No. Z-57 Boss Battle - How To Beat Experiment No. Z-57
Metroid Dread's Experiment No. Z-57 is an absolute monstrosity, a huge hulking behemoth who's wrapped around a thermal power plant in Cataris. This thing needs taken down to restore heat to other areas of the world and defrost the currently frozen doors that are blocking our path forward. This may be a huge beast but, with the right...
Guide Metroid Dread: Morph Ball Bomb Location - How To Drop Bombs In Morph Ball Form
Where to find the bomb upgrade for your Morph Ball
The Morph Ball Bomb upgrade in Metroid Dread is essential for clearing away walls, debris and enemies whilst curled up into your Morph Ball form. It's also the only way you can activate the Morph Ball launchers that you'll find in various areas throughout the game. As well as exposing hidden blocks...
Guide Metroid Dread: Robot Chozo Soldier Boss Battle - How To Beat Robot Chozo Soldiers
Let's cut these hunks of junk down to size
Once you reach Ferenia, the fifth location in Metroid Dread, you'll encounter your first Robotic Chozo Soldier enemy. These guys are fast-moving assailants with weapons who like to perform fast slashing attacks. Metroid Dread Robot Chozo Soldier Boss Battle Strategy: In order to take these enemies out as...
Guide Metroid Dread: Gravity Suit Location - How To Enter Cold Areas And Survive In Lava
Now we can go anywhere
We're getting deep into Metroid Dread and still unlocking vital equipment. Samus' Gravity Suit hugely reduces damage taken from enemy attacks and it also, more importantly, enables her to travel through extreme cold and even red hot lava and move around freely underwater. Obviously, this gives you access to a lot more places...
Guide Metroid Dread: Twin Robot Chozo Soldier Boss Battle - How To Beat Twin Chozo Soldier
Congratulations, it's twins!
Well now. This Metroid Dread boss encounter takes the regular Robot Chozo Soldier who you've already encountered and destroyed and makes it a delightful pair. These two soldiers have the exact same moveset we've seen already: two fast dashes, one a fiery red affair that needs to be avoided at all costs and a white...
Guide Metroid Dread: Speed Boost Location - How to Run Through Walls And Break Speed Blocks
Let's pick up the pace
Another very useful ability — and one you'll have used before in previous Metroid titles — the Speed Boost in Metroid Dread allows Samus to take off at supersonic speeds by clicking in the 'L' stick while she's running. The trick here is that you need a good distance of clear space in order for Samus to get right up to...
Guide Metroid Dread: Flash Shift Location - How To Dodge Enemy Attacks And Enter Sensor Doors
Don't dodge this important upgrade
The Flash Shift upgrade is one of a handful of fancy new abilities that Samus will find during Metroid Dread. This slick new move uses an Aeion Gauge in order to allow you to dash a small distance to avoid enemy attacks. This dash can be performed in the ground or air and it will enable you to travel through...
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