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Metroid Dread Free Update Out Now, More Features Coming In Another Patch

Nintendo has released a new Metroid Dread update today adding new features and are going to bring more with a patch later this year.

Metroid Dread is a surprise hit that has done well for Nintendo. It is one of the fastest-selling Metroid games and has broken a new record for the franchise.

The first free update has added a new difficulty mode while the second one, which is due out in April will add a Boss Rush mode. This will allow players to challenge themselves by fighting all of the difficult bosses in the game in one go.

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Nintendo is continuing to support the game with free updates and the first of these is out today. Take a look at the new content that has come in this update below.

The update will patch the game to version 2.0.0. It should be available to download now on the Nintendo Switch. Read the patch notes below.

Metroid Dread Update 2.0.0 Patch Notes

New Difficulties Available

  • “ROOKIE MODE” has been added to the game. This is a mode suited towards new players, with the following adjustments:
    • Dropped items from enemies now replenish greater amounts when picked-up.
    • Damage received from Boss attacks has been lowered.
    • Destructible Boss projectiles have been made easier to break than usual (excluding some attacks).
    • Increased number of missiles available when beginning game.
    • Made the finishing counters when defeating some Bosses easier to perform.
      • Selected when starting a New Game, and choosing “SELECT DIFFICULTY”.
  • “DREAD MODE” has been added to the game. This is an extremely high-difficulty mode, where any damage taken from enemies or traps will lead to an instant Game Over.
    • Can be selected after clearing HARD MODE, when beginning a New Game, and choosing “SELECT DIFFICULTY”.

New Details Added to Results Screen

  • Several new details have been added to the results screen that appears after clearing the game. These new details will not appear, however, for game files that were started prior to updating the game.

General Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where Samus sliding down a surface and touching a frozen enemy would force the game to close, after the message “The software was closed because an error occurred” appears.
  • Made several other fixes to improve playability and enjoyment of game.

Demo Update

The following updates to the “Metroid Dread DEMO” are also now available (Ver. 2.0.0).

  • The scale of the playable area has been expanded, with the Corpius boss fight now being available.
  • Added “ROOKIE MODE”, a mode suited towards new players, where dropped items from enemies now replenish a greater amount, and bosses’ attack power has been lowered.
    • Added “SELECT DIFFICULTY” options when beginning the demo.

Metroid Dread is available now for the Nintendo Switch.

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