PS5 “Returnal Death Return” level, map process and boss Raiders


PS5 Returnal

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PS5 “Death Returns Returnal” is very difficult, especially when facing the boss, one inadvertently will be defeated at any time, and several hours of effort will be lost in an instant. This article will briefly explain the strategy process of the six maps (biomes) in the game and the boss play of each map. I hope that it can help you to pass the barrier smoothly and see the ending. Note that each boss has three health points and three stages, and the attack methods of each stage are different.


Map process

The first map “Overgrown Ruins”

  1. Take the charger “secondary shot” spacesuit permanent equipment, you can press L2 to launch powerful secondary shots.

  2. Get the permanent equipment of the Hermes launcher “transport” the spacesuit, and you can use the “transport equipment” in the field.

  3. Take the “Sword of Atropos” permanent equipment, which can be used for melee attacks, which can be used to break the red shields of monsters and break the red energy curtain wall.

  4. Enter the Red Gate and challenge the boss “Fileco”.

  5. Obtain the “Bright Red Key”.

  6. Reach the second map.


The first boss “Phrike (Phrike)”

PS5 Returnal boss 1

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The first stage

PS5 Returnal boss 1
Blue bullet tracking type: run left or right to dodge

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PS5 Returnal boss 1
Red bullet linear type: first move to the left for a few steps, then to the right for a few steps, repeat the above actions to avoid it easily

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PS5 Returnal boss 1
Purple bullet: You cannot dodge by sprinting, but the center of the scattered circle is a safe zone

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Straight line laser: also see the timing and dodge to the left or right

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Raiders Suggestions

As the first boss, Phileco’s attack methods are relatively monotonous, as long as the player keeps to the left or right, he can shoot while running. It should be noted that once it gets too close, it will return with a close attack. If you turn on the “Always Run” option in the “Game Settings”, you can use the “Hit Belt Run” technique to cope with this stage.


second stage

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Ring red laser: Vertical jump to avoid, usually after using this technique, it will be followed by a teleport and a close attack

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PS5 Returnal Boss 1
Teleport and close attack: You must intuitively press the sprint button for emergency avoidance

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PS5 Returnal boss 1
Sweep the laser: currently only sweep to the left or right once. When you see the boss using this trick, the button will jump up immediately, and you can avoid it without injury

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Raiders Suggestions

In addition to inheriting the first stage of attacking moves, Phileco also added several new moves. Personal advice is not to press the sprint button if necessary (because there is a cooldown), sprint avoidance is mainly used to deal with the boss’s melee attack.


The third phase

PS5 Returnal boss 1
Purple low-altitude bullets: circulate outwards in an arrangement of six in each segment, and there is enough space between rows to move around

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PS5 Returnal Boss 1
Binocular laser: both eyes are fired at the same time, and it will be scanned once on the left and right. It is recommended to rush forward to the boss and avoid it by angle

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Raiders Suggestions

Since the boss inherited all the attack moves of the first and second stages, the number is extremely large, and all of them are launched randomly, so different difficulty adjustments will appear according to their attack methods (for example, it will continue to use the first stage of attacks. It’s luck). If you can’t break through this stage, it doesn’t mean that you have poor personal skills. Maybe it’s just luck.


Map process

The second map “Crimson Wastes”

  1. Go to the desert mountain and head towards the golden light that shoots directly into the sky.

  2. Enter the mountain.

  3. Reach the top of the mountain after finding the “Transport Instrument”.

  4. Challenge the boss “Ixion”.

  5. After completion, you will get the “Icarus Claw Hook”, which can be used to fly over and jump by holding aerial machines or metal objects in front of a small platform.

  6. Return to the current area of ​​the head and use the claw hook.

  7. Reach the third map.


The second boss “Ixion”

PS5 Returnal boss 2

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The first stage

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Blue water column bullet: move left or right, although there are many bullets, there is no tracking effect

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PS5 Returnal boss 2
Blue tracking bullet: different from the above bullets, the number of bullets is small but the tracking speed is extremely fast, you must use the running state to avoid

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PS5 Returnal Boss 2
Blue shotgun: no threat

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PS5 Returnal boss 2
Red meteor bomb: pay more attention to the direction of the head

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Raiders Suggestions

I personally think that this boss is less mobile, so the “electron gun” with the “power grid” is the most suitable for this battle. Players can concentrate on dodge, no need to fight and run. Same as the first boss, all moves can be dodged by running to the left or right, and just click to sprint when in danger. Note that because the boss’s bullets are slower, it’s best to run to the left one time and run to the right next time, so that the boss’s bullets spread throughout the court rather than a single position. Pay attention to the weak point of the boss in the head, if the firepower is fierce and concentrated, you can stop his attack.


second stage

PS5 Returnal boss 2
Ring-shaped light wall at the beginning of the stage: Jump up and avoid it vertically

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PS5 Returnal boss 2
Cross the flying light wall at high speed: expand outward from the traverse line, keep a certain distance and then jump vertically to avoid

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PS5 Returnal boss 2
Giant blue laser: move left or right to avoid

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Giant blue laser back arc projectile: move in the direction of the boss (move forward) to avoid

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Raiders Suggestions

At the beginning, the way to deal with the light wall is to keep shooting, jump to avoid the light wall, and then take a few steps to the left or right, and then repeat this action until it leaves the center of the field. In addition, the boss will occasionally fly at high speed and traverse three times in the field. The main purpose here is to see the boss crossing the boundary, calculate the time and jump, return to the ground and avoid various slow bullets in the air.


The third phase

PS5 Returnal boss 2
Ring red light after close attack: Jump up immediately after sprinting and avoiding, sometimes it will use triple cut, so it is best to avoid three times in a row just in case

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PS5 Returnal boss 2
Strike the ground three red lights in a series: it can be avoided by jumping vertically, and you may need to join an air sprint to avoid it on the way

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Raiders Suggestions

The initial stage of the third stage is similar to that of the second stage, but the arrangement of the barrage is more complicated, and the avoidance distance of stepping to the left and right is longer. Its general moves are very different from the first and second stages. The main thing is to launch a close combat. In this stage, you should keep as far away as possible from the boss and don’t be approached by it, so that it is easier to avoid barrages.


Map process

The third map “Derelict Citadel”

  1. Follow the arrow trajectory on the map.

  2. Reach the electric tower and turn on the electric bridge.

  3. Return to the center and arrive at the broadcasting tower.

  4. Challenge the boss “Nemesis”

  5. The first chapter is completed, and the second chapter begins.


The third boss “Nemesis (Nemesis)”

PS5 Returnal boss 3

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The first stage

Red bullet: tracking type but slower, can move left and right to avoid

Purple Bullet: Tracking type, but cannot be evaded by sprint, and must be avoided by ordinary movement

Blue ring-shaped barrage: first move backward, look for the gap and then move forward to avoid

PS5 Returnal boss 3
Yellow sweeping light: you can jump up, or sprint to evade urgently, the left and right stone pillars can block the next time

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PS5 Returnal boss 3
Giant eye ground ring red light: jump and avoid

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PS5 Returnal boss 3
V-shaped ground flame: don’t stay on the ground with fire, keep moving

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PS5 Returnal boss 3
Barrage behind the ground flame: It is mainly to test the player’s dodge ability within the restricted range of movement. In fact, it only needs to move slightly to the left and right.

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Raiders Suggestions

Note that the weak point of the boss is in the center of the red light. Although the boss has a lot of moves, he will only use one move at a time. After all the above moves are activated, the remaining HP should be limited. The main thing is to keep moving left and right. When you see the yellow sweeping laser, you need to sprint and avoid it. The final V-shaped ground flame can be avoided.


second stage

PS5 Returnal boss 3
Red bullets: tracking type, faster speed, increased number of bullets, extra sprint emergency avoidance after moving left and right

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PS5 Returnal boss 3
Blue ring-shaped barrage: cross at the same time, there are more gaps on the far left and right to dodge

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PS5 Returnal boss 3
Ring red light on the ground of the giant eye: the left and right are activated at the same time, and there will be three waves of red light.After jumping to avoid, sprint to the center of the platform to avoid

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Red ground ricochet: return to the platform to avoid the farthest from the boss

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Raiders Suggestions

At this time, the ground will become three small debris platforms in different directions. The main goal is to reach the front platform in order to attack the boss. After a certain number of attacks, it will switch to another position, and the player has to jump to other platforms to continue the attack. The attack method of the boss seems to be the same as in the first stage, but in fact the bullets are more dense, and a lot of sweeping light attacks have been added.


The third phase

PS5 Returnal boss 3
Blue bullet: barrage type, move to the left or right on the platform to dodge

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PS5 Returnal boss 3
Giant eye yellow laser: straight type, also must dodge to the left or right on the platform

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PS5 Returnal boss 3
Fan-shaped purple bullet: As long as the middle bullet is a tracking type, it must also dodge to the left or right on the platform

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Raiders Suggestions

The protagonist will stay in the air for a long time, but will not fall into a “fall to death” situation, but it is difficult to dodge in the air, and must use the claw hook to find the platform for proper movement. The weak point of the boss is also the central red dot, but since all the weapon bullets here are designed for “ultra-long range”, you don’t need to get too close. If they are too close, they will be shot back to the original starting point by the boss, wasting time. Pay attention to the small lightning flashes from the boss to the left and right, indicating which direction the giant eye will fire the laser, so that the player has time to dodge.


Map process

The fourth map “Chapter Two Echoing Ruins”

  1. In the area with a sphere in the center, you can pick up special items and open the third consumable item column.

  2. Arrive at the Red Gate.

  3. Find two keys of echo.

  4. After finding it, open the red door.

  5. Challenge the boss.

  6. Get the broken key.

  7. Return to the fork in front of the boss fight and go to the fifth map.


The fourth boss “Hyperion (Hyperion)”

PS5 Returnal boss 4

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The first stage

PS5 Returnal boss 4
Blue arc bullet: move left or right and then move forward

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PS5 Returnal boss 4
Blue tracking bullet: Move to the right or right by running, and be careful not to confuse it with the aforementioned moves

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PS5 Returnal Boss 4
Ring red light on the ground: jump and avoid

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PS5 Returnal boss 4
Purple sweep laser: Jump up and sprint to the left or right to dodge, usually used with blue arc-shaped bullets

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Raiders Suggestions

Be careful, there are two types of blue bullets, one has a tracking effect, and the other can be avoided by walking diagonally forward. In addition, the purple sweep laser cannot simply be sprinted as an emergency avoidance, it must jump up and avoid it. When the boss has one-third of his life, his attacking moves will change, and all bullets will turn into curved-shooting meteor bombs.


second stage

PS5 Returnal Boss 4
Red and green bullets: pure barrage, but there are a lot of them. A red light will appear on the ground after the red bullet is fired. Do not stay in this position, or you will be hit by the sky laser

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Blue cross: sprint to the left or right for emergency avoidance after jumping

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Raiders Suggestions

The boss will start to move, so pay attention to its position when evading. The attack moves have not changed much, just keep moving left and right and sprint in the air to avoid.


The third phase

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Blue and red bullets all over the court: the boss is in a safe zone, rush to his side to avoid it, but pay attention to the red light on the ground

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PS5 Returnal Boss 4
Blue serial cross bullet: Keep moving to the left or right, and finally use a sprint to avoid emergency

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PS5 Returnal boss 4
Thorns: Approaching will damage blood, leaving only a long strip of space for players to move safely

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PS5 Returnal boss 4
Red bullet after the thorns: move left, right, left, and right to avoid it, don’t sprint randomly, the thorns disappear after the barrage is over

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Raiders Suggestions

The number of barrage has increased. Pay attention to the new trick “Thorns” which will greatly reduce the player’s movable space. At this time, don’t press the sprint indiscriminately. When the boss returns to the throne, it will be safer to shoot close than from a distance.


Map process

The fifth layout “Chapter Two Fractured Wastes”

  1. A “Prometheus Insulator” can be permanently equipped in a certain area, and it can cross the magma zone without injury.

  2. Arrive at the Red Gate.

  3. Find the three keys of Hades.

  4. Open the red door.

  5. Obtain the permanent equipment “Hades Ballast” and enter the underwater area.

  6. Return to the hall and jump into the water.

  7. This version does not have any boss fights.

  8. Reach the sixth map.


Map process

The sixth edition “Chapter 2 Abyssal Scar (Abyssal Scar)”

  1. Follow the road signs.

  2. Acquired permanent equipment “Delphi’s Blindfold”, you can see the original invisible sphere, and a hidden platform will appear after shooting.

  3. Arrive at the Red Gate.

  4. Find the key of the abyss.

  5. Open the red door.

  6. Go underwater and challenge the boss “Opheon”.


The final boss “Ophion (Ophion)”

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The first stage

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Red and green bullets: pure barrage

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Blue bullet: aim at the player’s position to launch, move laterally to dodge

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Purple ring light wall: Jump to the highest point to avoid

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Descending purple laser: Escape to the widest position, stay where you are

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Raiders Suggestions

Note that the boss himself is invincible. The white light ball on the left or right must be broken before the “red antenna” weakness appears on the boss’s body, and the attack on that place can cause damage. Each “red antenna” will disappear after receiving a certain amount of damage.


second stage

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Purple laser: Don’t stand in front of the light ball

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Purple sweep laser: jump and avoid

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Arm sweep: It’s harder to notice because the arm color is similar to the background, so you can only observe it with the naked eye, and you can avoid it by jumping.

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Shoot with both hands: Go back directly in front of the boss, jump up to avoid

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Raiders Suggestions

The number of “red antennas” that appear after breaking the ball of light increases, but the time of appearance becomes shorter. The same is true for the white ball of light, and the speed of disappearing becomes faster.


The third phase

Returnal
Green big round barrage: The outer one is tracking type, so don’t stay in the center of the green circle, you must keep walking horizontally to the left and right.

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Purple ground sweeping laser: sweep left and right on the ground, jump to avoid

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Raiders Suggestions

The strategy is roughly the same as in the second stage. The location of the “red antenna” weakness has changed. In addition, beware of the denser barrage.

The above are the map levels and boss strategy skills of PS5 “Returnal”. I hope everyone will pass the level successfully.

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