Metroid Dread - Walkthrough and Guide

Metroid Dread Walkthrough and Strategy Guide Page containing all main storyline walkthroughs, side missions, boss guides, character guides, collectibles, enemy list, upgrade list, best weapons, best equipment, strategy guides, game databases, cheats, tips and tricks, post-game unlockables, new game plus unlockables, news and updates, and more. Metroid Dread is a single-player, action-adventure, and side-scroller action-adventure game developed by MercurySteam and Nintendo EPD, and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch.

News and Updates

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Popular Articles

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All Planet ZDR Locations

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Artaria Cataris
Dairon – Burenia Ferenia
Ghavoran – Elun Ferenia (Revisit)
Artaria (Revisit) Cataris (Revisit)
Ghavoran (Revisit)

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Boss Guides

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Main Story Bosses

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Metroid Dread - CorpiousCorpious Metroid Dread - KraidKraid
Drogyga Escue
Chozo Soldier Robot Chozo Soldier
Golzuna Experiment No. Z-57
Raven Beak

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Normal Enemies

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Robot Chozo Chozo Soldier
Klaida Muzby
Dizzean Ply
Batalloon Slaaga
Vukran Autclast
Obsydomithon Autsharp
Autsniper Armadigger
Hecathon Yampa

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Damaged E.M.M.I. White E.M.M.I.
Green E.M.M.I. Yellow E.M.M.I.
Blue E.M.M.I. Purple E.M.M.I.
7th E.M.M.I.

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Character Information

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Metroid Dread - Samus Aran Character IntelSamus Aran Metroid Dread - E.M.M.I. Character IntelE.M.M.I.
Metroid Dread - The Chozo Character IntelThe Chozo Metroid Dread - X Parasite Character IntelX Parasite
Metroid Dread - Metroid Character IntelMetroid Metroid Dread - ADAM Character IntelADAM

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All Standard Abilities

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Free Aim Melee Counter
Dash Melee Slide
Wall Jump Ledge Grab
Power Beam Missiles
Power Suit

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All Aeion Abilities

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Phantom Cloak Flash Shift
Pulse Radar

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Ability Upgrades

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Beam Weapon Upgrades

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Power Beam Charge Beam
Wide Beam Plasma Beam
Wave Beam Grapple Beam
Omega Cannon Diffusion Beam

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Missile Weapon Upgrades

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Super Missile Ice Missile
Storm Missile

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Morph Ball Upgrades

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Morph Ball Bomb
Cross Bomb Power Bomb

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Suit Upgrades

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Power Suit Varia Suit
Gravity Suit Metroid Suit

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Miscellaneous Upgrades

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Spider Magnet Speed Booster
Screw Attack Shinespark
Spin Boost Space Jump

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Strategy Guides

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Game Editions Game Difficulty
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Useful Guides

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Amiibo Figure Effects and Rewards All Planet ZDR Locations
All Energy Part Locations All Energy Tank Locations
All Missile Tank Locations All Chozo Statue Locations
How to Use Map How to Defeat EMMIs
How to Use Omega Cannon How to Unlock All Suits
How to Unlock Hard Mode How to Unlock All Chozo Archive Rewards
How to Unlock All Ending Rewards All Obstacles List

Game Database

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Abilities and Upgrades

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Standard Abilities Aeion Abilities
Beam Weapon Upgrades Missile Weapon Upgrades
Morph Ball Upgrades Suit Upgrades
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Game Overview

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Metroid Dread is a single-player, action-adventure, and side-scroller Metroidvania game. The game is developed by MercurySteam and Nintendo EPD and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It is the fifth main entry of the Metroid series and it follows Metroid: Samus Returns, the previous entry that launched last September 15, 2017, for the Nintendo 3DS.

Metroid Dread - Samus Aran

Initially, Metroid Dread was planned to become a 2005 sequel for Metroid Fusion. Unfortunately, it was canceled due to technical limitations. Dread was on hiatus for 15 years until the idea of the game was revived following the success of Samus Returns. Mercury Steam developed the game in partnership with Nintendo EPD.

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Metroid Dread aims to target veterans, fans, and newcomers to the Metroidvania series. The same development team, MercurySteam, who worked on Metroid: Samus Returns was invited by co-creator Yoshio Sakamoto to work on Metroid Dread. The game is scheduled to release on October 8, 2021.


Metroid Dread - Planet ZDR

The Galactic Federation receives video footage of surviving X Parasites that had survived the SR388 destruction. A group of seven E.M.M.I. (Extraplanetary Multiform Mobile Identifier) units is sent preliminary by the federation in order to capture the X Parasite and utilize them as bioweapons. Unfortunately, these units disappeared and so Samus Aran is sent on a mission to travel to planet ZDR and investigate.

Metroid Dread - Chozo General

After arriving at ZDR, she meets a hostile Chozo General and steals her abilities. Without her power-ups and access to the surface of ZDR, Samus explores the planet’s in order to gain access back to her ship. She encounters the lost E.M.M.I. robots that have gone rogue and now seeks to eliminate her. Along the way, she meets a Living Chozo who explains to her what occurred to the Chozo on SR388.

Metroid Dread - ADAM

ADAM, a computerized version of Adam Malkovich, provides the player story information and mission objectives. ADAM can be accessed through the Communication Rooms placed in different locations in the game. Metroid Dread will conclude the series’ main story arc starting from the original game. Also, explain the connection between Samus and the Metroids.


Metroid Dread features returning gameplay systems from previous titles with a fresh take. Here is a quick rundown of Metroid’s unique gameplay experience:

Movement Speed

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Samu’s movement in Metroid Dread was improved. The movement speed is faster compared to other previous titles.

Free Aim

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Free Aim was reworked that you can target enemies while moving objects or enemies. Also, it is now a standard ability.

Melee Counter

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Similar to Free Aim, Melee Counter is already available. as a standard ability. Now it can be used while running with a Dash Melee.

Spider Magnet

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The Magnetic Grapples enables Samus to grapple in order to climb a wall.

Phantom Cloak

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The Phantom Cloak is a new ability that makes Samus temporarily invisible. This is useful against E.M.M.I., an enemy that pursues the protagonist relentlessly throughout the game.

Game Trailers

Metroid Dread – Face the Threat Trailer

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Metroid Dread – Overview Trailer

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Game Information

Title Metroid Dread (WW)
Genre Single-player / Action-adventure / Side-scroller / Metroidvania
Platform and System Nintendo Switch
Developer MercurySteam and Nintendo EPD
Publisher Nintendo
Release date October 8, 2021 (Nintendo Switch)
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